Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:45:00 PM
In his newest book, Desperate Prayers for Desperate Times (Aug. 7, 2018), best-selling author John Eckhardt invites readers to a prayer life that consistently sees results. It all starts with one step: get even more desperate.
Using the prayer of Hannah as a model, Eckhardt encourages Christians to pour their hearts out to God, showing how even crying can be a form of worship.
"Worship is often equated with joy, but sometimes in our darkest times we must choose to enter the presence of God despite how we feel," Eckhardt says.
He emphasizes the power of perseverance in prayer and references how Hannah never stopped pleading for a child despite being mocked. Year after year, she continued her pursuit for what she knew the Lord willed for her life. Eckhardt encourages readers to have confidence in a God who hears and answers prayers. Trust in a God who never turns away the desperate.
Desperate Prayers for Desperate Times takes readers through the five key points of Hannah's prayer:
- Get desperate for God to deliver answers to prayers.
- Persevere despite torment, harassment and a broken heart.
- Seek the presence of God.
- Make a vow to God and keep it.
- Prophesy and watch new things spring forth.