A Year of Powerful Prayer (Hardcover)

Getting Answers for Your Life Every Day

by Deseret Book Company

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"Given the times in which we live, improving our prayers should be one of our deepest desires." —Elder Neal A. Maxwell

Have you ever felt that your prayers don't get past the ceiling, that God just doesn't hear anything you pray for? Do you sometimes wonder what it takes to get the answers you need?

In A Year of Powerful Prayer, some of the most important and inspirational writings on the topic of prayer from Church leaders, gospel scholars, and other beloved writers have been gathered into 365 daily devotionals. Embark on a journey that will help to increase your understanding of prayer, help you recognize answers to prayers, and encourage you to utilize the power of prayer in a more meaningful way. Learn how to make your prayers more effective and strengthen your personal relationship with God. A Year of Powerful Prayer offers guidance, hope, and prophetic promises as you seek to discover how prayer can make a profound difference in your life.

Includes selections from Gordon B. Hinckley, James E. Faust, Joseph B. Wirthlin, Neal A. Maxwell, Gerald N. Lund, Truman G. Madsen, Patricia R. Holland, Bruce R. McConkie, Robert L. Millet, Virginia H. Pearce, and S. Michael Wilcox.

Click Here to view the sources for the quotations in this book.

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  • Size:  5½" x 7"
  • Pages:  409
  • Published:  01/2013

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Day 12

Prayer Opens the Door

Prayer may be gibberish and nonsense to the carnal mind, but to the saints of God it is the avenue of communication with the Unseen. To the unbelieving and rebellious it may seem as an act of senseless piety born of mental instability, but to those who have tasted its fruits it becomes an anchor to the soul through all the storms of life.

Prayer is of God—not the vain repetitions of the heathen, not the rhetoric of the prayer books, not the insincere lispings of lustful men, but that prayer which is born of knowledge, which is nurtured by faith in Christ, which is offered in spirit and in truth.

Prayer opens the door to peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come. Prayer is essential to salvation. Unless and until we make it a living part of us so that we speak to our Father and have his voice answer, by the power of his spirit, we are yet in our sins.

—Bruce R. McConkie

Day 12

Prayer Opens the Door Prayer may be gibberish and nonsense to the carnal mind, but to the saints of God it is the avenue...

Day 66

For Our Benefit How do we come to the Father? Listen to the words of the Savior: “And when thou prayest,...
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Deepens my understanding of Prayer

by  Mindy  -   reviewed on  February 07, 2013

I've really enjoyed the "Year of Powerful Prayer". I love being able to read excerpts from different prophets, apostles and authors. I read a couple each morning and ponder my relationship with my Heavenly Father and how I communicate with him and try to apply what I've learned that day. I even take ones that I think will enrich my family's understanding and read the exerpt before we have family prayer at night and discuss. It's been a great aid in being able to talk about the gospel with my children. Wonderful way to learn about prayer, and have rich spiritual experiences as I apply the power of prayer in my life.

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POWERFUL!

by  Shauna  -   reviewed on  January 31, 2013

The back of this book says: "Given the times in which we live, improving our prayers should be one of our deepest desires." ~ Neal A. Maxwell And it is SO TRUE! This book is a compilation of many authors and will give you great insight into prayer, why we need to pray, what to pray for, and how to understand the answers you are getting from prayer. The book is divided into sections and is meant to be a year-long study of prayer. I wanted to get a really good overview of the book so I read it quickly and learned SO MUCH. But if you really took the year to study daily from its pages it would be so POWERFUL!

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A nice daily devotional

by  Customer  -   reviewed on  February 01, 2013

Started reading these as a quick devotional at night with my wife. The quotes come from many different spiritual leaders with the intent to improve our spiritual communication. It's a nice way to digest a topic of such magnitude. The quotes have good content but aren't too long. I'm really enjoying having and reading this book.

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Wonderful devotional

by  Veronique  -   reviewed on  February 01, 2014

I am enjoying reading this wonderful devotional every morning. The quotes are short, to the point and cover all aspects of prayer. This is also an excellent way to get to know many different speakers. I also like the fact that you can start at any time during the year, as it does not indicate calendar days, but only Day 1, Day 2, etc. My only regret is not having the sources for the quotes right in the book. There is just the name of the author. The sources are only given in a pdf file you have to download. For example, on Day 11, there is a quote from Marion G. Romney. You have to go to the pdf file to know that it is taken from an article in Ensign, May1978, 48-49. To know this without having to look for it is a great incentive to study more (in this case, read or re-read the entire article!). I do not understand: it would have been so easy to simply write the source underneath the name of the author...

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