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When We Pray Like Jesus

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When We Pray Like Jesus
By Elisa Morgan
This book has plenty of good qualities about it. If it can help someone have a stronger prayer life that is great! But, I just could not get past Ms. Morgan’s quotes from theologically iffy people such as the book the Circle Maker, Ann Voskamp, Beth Moore, the Message Bible and more. 
I have a very hard time endorsing or reading a book filled with these teachers. So on that note, I cannot recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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This book really can speak to someone who has grown up in church and someone who has not.  It gives you the honesty of how to deal with your feelings and how to pray and understanding how prayer can strengthen your life and spirit.
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I love books that present 'in plain sight' insights. The idea of truly telling God how you feel AND then submitting to His will is something that I think we are know works (if we have done it) but perhaps feel afraid to do. Surely we cannot tell God we feel Mac, hopeless, faithless, furious towards Him etc. But when we do we discover that He is quite big enough to take it, we actually draw closer to Him. The way this book starts will have you exclaiming 'yes!' because it's so honest and true. A fabulous gift.
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This book by Elisa Morgan is one that all people everywhere can relate to when it comes to prayer and the tension between “take this cup” and “your will be done.” Elisa pens the words with so much vulnerability as she shares her own personal experiences and struggles in knowing how to pray in various situations and circumstances that she faced. She encourages readers to be intentional about how they are praying so that it will result in a more honest, authentic prayer life. Beautifully written and thought provoking!
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When We Pray Like Jesus: Courageously Honest and Fearlessly Abandoned before God by Elisa Morgan is an excellent book for those seeking guidance in prayer.

With careful attention to the Scriptures, Morgan has presented her readers with a book that is as instructive as it is informative. Morgan goes to great lengths to describe the two sides of prayer - the Take This Cup: Honesty and Not My Will: Abandon. With the use of parables and real-life events in the author's own life means that this book is very clear and concise in its delivery.

This book is certainly worth the read, and it is one that I can see myself coming back to, again and again.

*I received a copy of this book, via NetGalley, for review consideration.
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When We Pray Like Jesus
Courageously Honest and Fearlessly Abandoned before God
by Elisa Morgan

 Our Daily Bread Publishing 

 Christian  |  Religion & Spirituality 
Pub Date 01 Jun 2020

I am reviewing a copy of When We Pray Like Jesus through Our Daily Bread Publishing and Netgalley:

When We Pray Like Jesus reminds us that we look to the Lord’s Prayer for guidance that we mouth our own prayers after its formula.  We beg God  to intervene according to the model of of The Lord’s Prayer.  But it does not always work, and that is because the Fall has pulled us farther away from God, making it more difficult for us to get as close to him as we should.  We pray constantly but far to often it does not seem enough.

When We Pray Like Jesus encourages us to do something different in our prayer life. We are reminded that their are two sides of a prayer take this cup, is the honest side, and if it’s not hid will we need to abandon it.  Author Elisa Morgan shows us that When We Pray Like Jesus’s chapters alternate in a rhythm between Jesus’ model of prayer and our practicing His example.

Elisa Morgan reminds us that Jesus lived prayer, he prayed like he breathed.  We are reminded that Jesus prayed all the time, that he punctuated events and decisions with words to his Father.

Even Jesus had asked his Father to take his cup, while he was on the cross.   This book reminds us that as Children we are honest until we learn not to be.  

We are reminded too nothing could separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus.  We are reminded too that Jesus prayed His prayer coin of honest and abandon, embracing the intimacy.  That if Jesus died  to provide a close relationship between his Father we need to enter into that relationship.

When We Pray Like Jesus reminds us that we can totally be honest with Jesus.  Jesus wants to know exactly how we feel, this book will help to share our deepest emotions to God and have confidence in His will for your life.   This book allows us to explore Jesus’s prayer in the garden of Gethsemane and see His ultimate example of intimacy with the Father.  This book shows us that we can trust God in the same way.

I give When We Pray Like Jesus five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!
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