Friday, December 4, 2015

Called to Pray by Linda Evans Shepherd - REIVEWED

About the Book:
When you feel a nudge to pray, what will you do?
Most of us have felt it at one time or another: that unexplained prompting in our hearts to stop and pray for a friend, a loved one, or even a stranger. Sometimes we are even awakened from a deep sleep with an even deeper need to go to God in prayer. Where do those urges come from? Are they truly from God? Or are they merely stray thoughts? And if we respond in prayer, are others' lives affected at all?

In Called to Pray, Linda Evans Shepherd shares dozens of inspiring true stories of people who have heeded God's call to pray and the astonishing results of those impromptu prayers. Through accounts of people being protected from harm and rescued from danger, of needs being met and hearts being encouraged, you'll see that God is involved in an active and dynamic relationship with us--and that we can be part of his plan to bless others.

If you have ever wondered if prayer has any real effect or doubted that God communicates with us personally, this heart-stirring book will amaze, inspire, and equip you to respond to those holy promptings.

My Thoughts:
“Let me proclaim you power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me.” (Psalm 71: 18 NLT)

This verse is one of many that appears throughout Linda Evans Shepherd’s book, Called to Pray. God has given her Scripture that reflects the essence of the intercessory call to pray that guides each person in their particular situation.  God’s Word faithfully equips His children to hear and respond to His voice.  The Holy Spirit does indeed call us to pray for others, and the more often we respond to these nudges, the more effectively, promptly and eager we are to pray for others.

Many times the urgency of the matter is not revealed until the situation has passed, and other times we may never know exactly why we are prompted to pray.  Shepherd’s book illustrates this beautifully.  As you read, you may recognize similar occurrences in your own prayer life, and you will become strengthened in your prayer life and eager to learn more about God’s call to pray in your life.

Once again, God has purposefully placed this book in my life, “for such a time as this.”  I’ve been learning more and more about following the Holy Spirit’s direction in my life, and I’ve recently experienced  answers to prayer that have been very encouraging indeed!! 

I highly recommend this book as a source of encouragement and strength for all Christ-followers! 

About the Author:
Linda Evans Shepherd is an award-winning author, a popular speaker, and a radio personality. The president of Right to the Heart Ministries, she is the author of several books, including When You Don't Know What to PrayExperiencing God's Presence, and The Stress Cure. She and her husband live in Colorado.

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