Encountering God Through Prayer – Simple Strategies to Develop – A Powerful Prayer Life
By: Margie Fleurant
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
An Open Invitation to a Join in a Journey – Building Your Spiritual Life on Christ’s Foundation through Prayer
Margie Fleurant skillfully weaves five pillars of a healthy prayer life with practical steps, and an eight step pattern, into a blueprint for “Encountering God through Prayer.”
In Part One Fleurant introduces the importance of finding intimacy with God by knowing Christ, recognizing our new identity, developing our spiritual nature, and by resting in the Father’s love. Part Two provides the tools and exercises that lead to surrender, inward reflection, burning hearts, awe of God, personal joy, and finding friendship with God.
The book is formatted to include an opening statement introducing the theme of the chapter or the instruction to follow, a personal experience from Margie’s life, an observation from the life of David, a prayer from the apostle Paul, or the example of Jesus, followed by powerful well-ordered strategies and principles for building a deeper and more meaningful prayer experience.
Each chapter ends with a profound, yet simple, prayer asking a blessing on the reader. These prayers include positive declarations and affirmations which can be incorporated into regular prayer patterns for future use.
“Encountering God through Prayer” is packed with insights and practical tools for enhancing a whole new level of intimacy with God. Believers from every stage of spiritual maturity will be challenged to try these principles. This is a book I will want to read again. And Often!
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions are expressed are my own.
Destiny Image Publisher, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-068411997, $16.99, 2017,192 pages