Friday, January 10, 2014

Review: Organizing Your Prayer Closet by:Gina Duke

 Organizing Your Prayer Closet: A New and Life-Changing Way to Pray
About the Book:
A tested system to refresh, deepen and grow your prayer life.Statistics from a Christianity Today survey found that 48 percent of the Christians surveyed were unhappy with their prayer life, 34 percent revealed that they did not know how to pray, while 31 percent were not sure that God ever responded to their prayers. Organizing Your Prayer Closet offers a holistic, new approach to revitalizing this important spiritual discipline. It both inspires and equips with Scripture, inspirational quotes, and space for journaling. Author Gina Duke illuminates the importance and power of prayer as the best connection to the source of all strength. Then, she breaks down tough spiritual concepts into practical exercises with 52 weekly worksheets that guide and equip you on a yearlong prayer journey. Each week you will be challenged to complete lessons on interacting with scripture, overcoming prayer hurdles, learning to pray authentically, holding yourself accountable, acknowledging answered prayer, and more.

About the Author:
Gina Duke is a direct, point-on speaker and Bible teacher. With educational degrees in Organizational Leadership and Ministry as well as 15 years of leading women’s conferences, Gina provides a combination of expertise for uncluttering the busy Christian’s life. She is the director of Women’s Ministry at her church, hosts a short radio segment called “A Moment of Clarity," and frequently hosts prayer journaling workshops. She and her family live in Portland, Tennessee.

My Review:
 Organizing You Prayer Closet, is a unique update to a traditional idea. Many people use prayer journals to assist them in their prayer and devotional time but it is hard to find one specifically designed the way this one is.  Organizing Your Prayer Closet, is a way to organize your prayers into several different categories. This book will help you organize your prayers similar to the way you would organize your closet.

 I love the idea of a prayer journal. It is a written record of the prayers that you petition along with the blessings bestowed on those individuals as a result of your prayers. It is a good way to look back and to gain confidence by interceding for those individuals and it gives us hope in our God. The author supplies you with journaling pages as well as a prayer guide explaining the importance of intercessory prayer.

 Spending time with the father in prayer and in His word are detrimental to our spiritual well being just as bread and water are beneficial to our physical bodies. We need God and should seek Him desperately and with fervor and this book is a way to do just that.

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**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bookfun.