Praying Backwards by Bryan Chapell
Transform Your Prayer Life by Beginning in Jesus' Name

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"In Jesus' Name, Amen."

Like the closing credits of a movie, these familiar words provide a signal that a prayer has come to an end. But what does it mean to offer our prayers in Jesus' name? Though we say the words, do we really mean them? And how would the content and character of our prayers change if we did?

Praying Backwards introduces believers to the transforming process of beginning our prayers in Jesus' name-not by moving a simple phrase, but by understanding and embracing the meaning behind the phrase. To truly pray in Jesus' name is to reorder our priorities in prayer-and in life-away from ourselves and toward Jesus and his kingdom. It is to pray, "Not my will, but your will be done." It is to pray boldly, expectantly, and persistently. If you want to revolutionize your prayer life, begin by Praying Backwards.

"Across the years I have learned so much from Bryan Chapell that I thought the laws of mathematics would keep me from learning much more. But it happened again!"-Calvin Miller, author; professor, Beeson Divinity School

"Finally, here is a book on prayer that puts the person of our Lord before the petitions on our lists."-Scotty Smith, senior pastor, Christ Community Church, Franklin, Tennessee

"With careful exposition of Scripture and helpful applications to daily life, Bryan Chapell encourages all of us to 'pray and not lose heart' (Luke 18:1)."-Jerry Bridges, author and speaker

About Bryan Chapell

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Bryan Chapell, (Ph.D. Southern Illinois University), is president and professor of practical theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. He is much sought after as a speaker in churches and conferences around the country and is the author of several books.
Published July 1, 2005 by Baker Books. 212 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The words "in Jesus' name, Amen"—traditionally used to close Christian prayer—take on significantly deeper meaning thanks to Chapell's newest book. The former pastor, no

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Further topics Chapell writes about are praying in Jesus' way, praying without doubting, praying in the Spirit, praying boldly, praying expectantly, praying persistently, praying in God's will and praying in God's wisdom.

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