Getting Serious About Prayer

Book Study Series on: Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

The Lord is near to all who call on Him.~Psalm 145_18

Let’s Get Serious about Prayer!

Have you seen The War Room yet? I went to see it by myself and had tears streaming down my face at certain points throughout the movie. I’ve heard from many that the movie had such an impact on their life…their prayer life. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I highly recommend it. Here’s a trailer:

The movie impacted me as well, but over the time since I’ve seen it, I forgot about it…a pretty normal thing to happen. However, while I was browsing books at a local store, I came across the book Fervent by Priscilla Shirer which is based on the movie. The subtitle being, A woman’s battle plan for serious, specific, and strategic prayer. I bought a copy and started reading it the next morning.

I was immediately captured by it.

Join Me in Getting Serious about Prayer!

I decided that I wanted to do a series of blog posts as I study along with the book, so, over the next several weeks I am going to do just that. I would love it if you would join me! There are several ways you can do that.

  1. The first is, you can buy a copy of the book and read along with me over the coming weeks. Here’s a link for you to grab a copy if you need to. (Affiliate link.)

2. You can sign up to receive these weekly blog posts in your inbox so you don’t miss out on them. Simply sign up at the end of this post. I will be writing about my thoughts and insights on the different prayer strategies and encouraging you to implement them into your life.

3. You can join our Facebook group where we will be having discussions about the book. Do that here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/findingyourpossible/I’m very excited about how God will work in our lives as we seek Him more fervently in prayer.

This week I will be reading and focusing on the first strategy outlined in the book and will be centering the discussions in the Facebook group on it as well, so make sure you read chapters one and two before then. Next week’s blog post will be covering that first strategy.

Here is a quote from the first chapter to help wet your appetite for more:

Get ready.

To pray.

Because life is just too impossible others — yours, mine, everybody’s. We simply don’t have the luxury of playing nice with prayer. Not if we want things to change. Not if we want to be free — from whatever’s keeping us held down and held back. Not if we want our hearts whole and thriving and deep and grounded…different. Not if we want to reach our destinies and experience God’s promises. Not if we want our husbands and children living out what God has called them to do and be and become. Not if we want a fence of God’s protection around us. Not if we want to bear the unmistakable mark of His favor upon us. Not if we want the devil and his plans to go back to the hell where they cam from.

Powerful isn’t it? In those first chapters Priscilla Shirer has already started to motivate me. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the book will do! Are you with me? Are you ready to start getting serious about prayer?

Let’s Pray!

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20 thoughts on “Getting Serious About Prayer

  1. Great idea, Judy. 🙂 That’s not a book I have yet, but it’s on my list. Great quote, love that! 🙂 Nice to bump into you this morning. 🙂 ((blessings))

  2. Sounds as though this is a good book, an encouraging read. It might just find its way to my “to read” list. Nodding my head in agreement that War Room was certainly an excellent movie. Great tools to aid in our growth. Joining you today via #testimonyTuesday.

  3. Hi Judy!
    I am one of those rare folks who have not seen the movie, but reading this post has put that high on my list of things to do. I think we all need nudging in our prayer life many times. It’s not just doing it for me, but more about keeping it real and not getting mechanical in the mix. I will look forward to coming back to hear as you go through this book. Visiting as your neighbor on the Linkup at Messy Marriage.

  4. Great movie! My tween daughter made her own prayer room in her closet and is keeping track of her requests and answers to her prayers. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with the #RaRaLinkup.

  5. Hi Judy,
    I saw the movie and read the book and the book certainly gives us so much to think about on the power of prayer. It seems we often give up praying too easily and too early and I’m challenged to continue in prayer! I’m your neighbor at Holley’s today — enjoyed my visit here today!

  6. Thanks for the challenge you have wet my appetite for a stronger prayer life, I wish I could join you in your study but adding one more thing to my to-do list just won’t work right now.
    Blessings,
    Rayna

  7. I love your thoughts about prayer. It is one of the most important aspects of a Christian life. Prayer is the key to answers, help, hope, and love. I could not live daily without talking to the Father because He is the only one who understands as we really are.

    Thank you for sharing,
    Linda