If You are Struggling with Prayer, This is a Great Book to Read!

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Prayer Fatigue by Jennifer Kennedy Dean

I recently finished reading Prayer Fatigue, and honestly, I think it is the most refreshing and encouraging book I have ever read about prayer. The author outlines ten struggles many people face when praying, and then then talks about how we can overcome them. I was encouraged by this, as I could relate to a lot of the problems! It was nice to know I wasn’t the only person struggling in these areas. I also realised I wasn’t doing as badly as I thought I was.

These are some of the areas which the author highlights:

  • Thinking of prayer as one more thing on your already crowded to do list.
  • Feeling that your job in prayer is to convince God or move him to do your will.
  • Trying to follow someone else’s pattern for prayer and feeling that you fall short.
  • Feeling that God is grading your prayer and you are passing.

This book was relatively short and easy to read, I really would recommend it to anyone who sometimes finds prayer to be more of a chore than a joy.

You can find it on Amazon here.

I only recommend books that I enjoy and this one comes highly recommended!

Do you ever find prayer a challenge rather than a joy? What have you done to tackle this?

What books have recently been an encouragement to you?

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