Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite
The scriptures tell us that “the effective prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much” and Jeremy G. Woods places an emphasis on the word “effective” as he examines the scriptures in The Missing Ingredient in Our Prayer Life. Jeremy develops the theme further with three concepts which are necessary: sincerity, persistence, and the seeking of God. Each of the three concepts is thoroughly examined in the light of scripture in a simple process which flushes out those three elements and then draws them into a practical application. He also adds a call to action for Christians to step up their game, as well as giving some tips on prayer. There is yet another section which chronicles the path toward salvation and making peace with God, and finally a scriptural index for quick and easy reference to the biblical concepts of prayer.
Jeremy G. Woods has written a rather simple guide for pursuing “effective” prayer. The three concepts that he brings into examination are well thought out and are an excellent guide for someone who is struggling with prayer. Jeremy has organized and developed the material very well and in such a way that it is easy to read and apply to the Christian walk. Bold, simple and practical, The Missing Ingredient in Our Prayer Life is a great way to get the reader to focus his mind Godward when seeking Him out, rather than writing out a grocery list of wants and needs which most of us are prone to doing with prayer.