Why Some Prayers Work, Why Some Don’t, and How You and God Can Change Things for Good
How would it feel to enter into prayer with confidence and assurance – certain that God heard you and that your prayers would make a difference?
It would likely feel amazing and
unfamiliar. That’s because often our prayers seem to be met with silence or don’t appear to change anything. Either response can lead to disappointment or even despair in the face of our ongoing battles and unmet longings – especially when we don’t know if we’re doing something wrong or if some prayers just don’t work.
New York Times
bestselling author John Eldredge confronts these issues directly in Moving Mountains
by offering a hopeful approach to prayer that is effective, relational, and rarely experienced by most Christians.
In a world filled with danger, adventure, and wonder, we have at our disposal prayers that can transform the events and issues that matter most to us and to God. In this new, eight-week study, Moving Mountains
shows you how to experience the power of daily prayer, learn the major types of prayers – including those of intervention, consecration, warfare, and healing – and to discover the intimacy of the cry of the heart prayer, listening prayer, and praying Scripture.
Things can be different, and you personally have a role to play with God in bringing about that change through prayer. It may sound too good to be true, but this is your invitation to engage in the kind of prayers that can move God’s heart as well as the mountains before you.
In the Moving Mountains Study Guide
, bestselling author John Eldredge shows how we labor under the misconception that prayer is asking God to intervene instead of partnering with him to get things done. This faulty assumption leads to untold confusion and grief when we ask of God but can’t sense He hears us–or even cares. Rather, Jesus says, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). When we operate from this position, we approach prayer with far greater confidence. We understand we have a role in making change happen and are not victims of circumstance–that we are sons and daughters of God bestowed with tremendous authority.