Effective Prayers

Prayers That Move God's Heart

Christian - Living
212 Pages
Reviewed on 02/09/2020
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Author Biography

While part of a leadership that grew a congregation of 7 people to over 250 members, Godwin Arisa was first ordained a deacon in 1994 and have been a servant-leader since. In 1995, at a time of severe desperation he had a profound encounter with God that was accompanied by frequent extra-terrestrial like manifestations that lasted for about three weeks. They included, spontaneous prayer and songs of praises round the clock, even while he slept. Sensations of a different kind of light pouring down on Godwin from above was common at this time. Says he – “It felt like a spotlight that only I could Feel.” Godwin Arisa has been a worship leader, Bible class and Sunday school teacher, Vice President of the board of deacons, and often a featured speaker during Sunday worship services. He was co-founder of a church, International Church of the Nazarene, Richardson, Texas. He is married with three adult children, and employed as an accountant, holding a bachelor and master’s degrees in the field. Currently, Godwin is focused on sharing his experiences in writing, teaching, and speaking of the awesome wonders God avails to a life lived looking up to him. Godwin’s mission is to be a guide to anyone who is willing and seeking the truths of the joys and victories of life, taste the kind of love, grace, faithfulness and power that will upend any obstacles on the path of your quest for such, if you believe, and call on him in truth.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Effective Prayers: Prayers That Move God’s Heart is a work of non-fiction focused on elements of Christian living, penned by author Godwin Arisa. Told across seven core chapters that explain the different elements and actions that go into forming our prayers, the author explains the very nature of prayer and gives a comprehensive view of its purpose and power. There are informative areas for practicing Christians who may not realize or recognize that there are objects in the path of the prayers that they wish to see fulfilled, and key advice on what the author terms ‘right-praying’ to make effective wishes to God for a healthier, happier future life.

Prayer is such a fundamental element to any practicing Christian because it features as an everyday occurrence for them, but that doesn’t mean that they haven’t become ‘automatic’ in their approach to it. Author Godwin Arisa explores the topic by offering a fascinating perspective on the idea that there are correct and effective ways to pray for each individual, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. I found the chapter structure to be highly effective in producing an organized and educated look at the nature of prayer, and the progression of ideas towards the language which we use in prayer and our attitudes to it was really eye-opening. I believe that Christians looking for a deeper connection with God are certain to find lots of useful content in Effective Prayers: Prayers That Move God’s Heart, and I would therefore highly recommend it as an insightful and instructive body of work.

Mamta Madhavan

Effective Prayers: Prayers That Move God's Heart by Godwin Arisa is an uplifting and insightful book that will guide readers so that they can experience God in their lives. God specializes in changing lives and fortunes and there are many believers out there who do not know that God is always nearby. Everything in this book is about prayer; what prayer is, what is possible through prayer, and how prayer can help form a winning relationship with God. This book will strengthen the faith of readers in prayers and their power and renew their love for God and the role of the Holy Spirit. Readers will learn in detail what is true of God and how the Holy Spirit is involved with prayer.

The therapeutic force of prayer is tangible through the words and the personal experiences of the author. Effective Prayers: Prayers That Move God's Heart by Godwin Arisa will reiterate God's love and presence in everybody's lives. The tools and techniques are perfect for believers to reach the place of right-praying. The author's style of writing is simple and neat and that makes it easy for readers to understand and connect with his words. All aspects regarding prayers have been dealt with methodically and extensively by the author. This book is a good way for readers to learn about the core spiritual lessons essential to life, profound truths about God, and the different approaches to prayer so that they can rejoice in the mercy and goodness of God. What makes this an engaging and entertaining read is that the contents are relatable and will make readers resolute in their quest for finding the true God and believing in him.

Christian Sia

Effective Prayers: Prayers That Move God's Heart by Godwin Arisa is a succinct book that simplifies the concept and practice of prayer and provides information that readers need to know about prayer. For a long time, I have often felt inadequate when I prayed and have wondered if I did it right. This book has provided more than the answers to the frequently asked questions that haunt many people but has equally provided powerful tools for effective communication with God in prayer. The author defines prayer, explains why we pray, articulates on some of the frequently asked questions about prayer, then moves on to establish the foundations for prayers that move God's heart and the content of prayers that please God. The author discusses questions that address the anxiety and despair of readers: Do prayers work? Am I fit and qualified to pray? How long should I pray? How often should I pray? What should I say in prayer?

This book offers practical lessons on prayer and lays the foundations of prayer; it is well-researched and features the role prayer plays in our relationship with God. The author recognizes that a moment often comes when unexpected and unwanted events and circumstances break the human spirit. At such moments, people seek words to connect with God. The author doesn’t provide the words but shows how anyone can speak to God from their unique situation and grab His attention. And I loved the definition of prayer that moves God's heart: “Prayer that moves the heart of God is a verbal or silent communication from the heart...” Confidently written and packed with spiritual insights, Effective Prayers: Prayers That Move God's Heart by Godwin Arisa is a powerful tool for anyone looking for ways to deepen how they communicate with God. A real gift of faith that should be passed on.