My Favortie Books on Prayer

Super excited to be joining up with Courtney from Women Living Well once again this week as she counts down to the release of her new book by sharing some of her inspiration for the book in her Top 10 Marriage and Motherhood Quotes Series.  You can read about my favorite quotes on Praying For Our Children here and my favorite quote on Marriage here from the previous 2 weeks of the series.

Top 10 Marriage and Motherhood Quotes

Prayer is such an important part of a believers life.  It is something we are told to do without ceasing in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. While we can't pray ALL of the time we can do it often by simply living a life of prayer. What do I mean by that?  Just be in a constant attitude of worship and prayer to our Father. I am not perfect at prayer but it is something very dear to me. I was not raised up being taught how to pray nor was it modeled in front of me which is probably one of the reasons I have so many books on the subject in an effort to learn as much as I can about prayer. What it is? What is its purpose? Who can do it? Why we do it and so on??

This is one of the reasons I am excited to share with you my favorite books on prayer. These books along with teaching from my Pastor and just praying myself have changed my life. You know the old saying practice makes perfect- well I am far from perfect but I am learning more all the time and the way we get better at doing a thing is by practicing it often - the same way someone would practice often at a particular sport or playing the piano, etc. 

The books in my picture are the following:

7 Absolutes to Pray Over Your Kids by Blaine Bartel

Praying to Get Results and
The Art of Prayer - A Handbook on How to Pray by Kenneth E. Hagin

The following 8 books are all by Stormie Omartian
The Power of a Praying Husband
The Power of a Praying Wife Devotional
The Power of a Praying Wife
The Power of a Praying Parent
The Power of Praying Together
The Power of a Praying Woman
The Power of Praying Through the Bible
The Power of a Praying Life

A Woman's Call to Prayer - Making Your Desire to Pray a Reality by Elizabeth George

My Bible

I also have Stormie Omartian's Book "The Power of a Praying Teen" (not pictured because it is with my boys devotion books).

A few of my favorite verses on prayer are:

Phillipians 4:6 says (Amplified) Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ([a]definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

Mark 11:24 Jesus says For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].

Matthew 6:7 Jesus again teaching says And when you pray, do not heap up phrases (multiply words, repeating the same ones over and over) as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard for their much speaking.

Just talk plain.  We don't have to use fancy words or be an awesome speaker to talk to our Heavenly Father.  He desires for us to talk to him and have a relationship with Him. 

The best teacher on how to pray is Jesus Himself.  In Matthew 6:9-13 he says this:

9 Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name.

10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven ([a]left, remitted, and let go of the debts, and have [b]given up resentment against) our debtors.

13 And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

You can read about my prayer journal/binder  or my prayer card notebook that I wrote about in earlier posts by clicking the links.  You can also click here to read my posts in an ongoing series I am working my way through using Stormie Omartian's book "The Power of a Praying Parent" or to read my post on Specific Prayer here.


  1. I think I'm a little farther along in my motherhood journey, so Stormie's book, "The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children" tops my list. When I sent my daughter off to college, I was overwhelmed with fear, realizing that I could no longer protect her, know where she was every moment, etc. (like I could anyway). This book reminded me that I could still influence my daughter in a very powerful way, through praying for her every day, in many different ways. Many good things have come into my daughter's life, and I believe I've been a part of them by praying for her. Blessings from Hungry for God . . . Starving for Time today!

    1. Yes Lori, you are a little a head of me but I will be buying that book too in the next couple of years. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Visiting from WLW and love your post- want to check out your links so pardon the short comment! Nice to meet you, Jen! (I think this is our first run in here in the blogosphere?) !

    1. Dawn it is nice to meet you as well and Welcome to my blog. Feel free to poke around. I hope you will find something you like here and will want to hang around a while.

  3. I'm so glad to find your blog! Prayer is my favorite subject! :) I'm here from Jolene's site.
    Stormie Omartian's books are so wonderful. I pulled out my copy of A Woman's Call to Prayer by Elizabeth George a few months ago and its fast one of my absolute faves!
    I'll need to check out the Kenneth Hagin book.
    I'll also be checking out your prayer journal/binder post also. I just put one together at the beginning of the year and love the direction God has me going in praying for others!

    God bless you and I hope to connect more with you!

    1. Kela thanks for stopping by. It is always nice to hear from a fellow prayer warrior.

  4. These are great - I'm always looking for great books on prayer, it is one of those aspects of spiritual living that eludes me often....

    I'd love for you to share this with my Cozy Book Hop, if you are at all interested, it's still open today, but will reopen on Thursday morning, if that is more convenient.

    Thanks! Hope to see you there

    1. Marissa, thank for stopping by. I missed your last link up but I will head over this week. Thanks for the invite.

  5. I love how you said that the best teacher on prayer is Jesus Himself. Amen! Prayer is a powerful thing and there have been many times when I've had to rely on it because I was powerless to do anything else! And really, God doesn't need our help, does He? I've had to learn to pray and let go!

    Thanks for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party! :)

  6. Thanks Nan. So thankful for your encouraging words.

  7. This is awesome! And I'm going to check out your post on the prayer journal binder and the prayer cards notebook. I could use some new ideas! Thanks, Jen!!

  8. Oh Wow That was a awesome collections of Religious books, but i 'm searching a book name Books on prayer and fasting because it's my mom favourite book so if you provide us then it will be great thankful to you.

    1. Megna, I am not sure what the book is you are looking for but you may want to look on Christian Book Distributors website as they have an enormous selection of books. The web address is and from there just type in the search box what type of book you are looking for. Hopefully you can find it. Blessings! :)


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