The more I prayed, the more futile prayer seemed, until I finally shut up and began to listen to God. He taught me his desires concerning prayer
Greenville, IL (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
Author Rebecca E. Roberts describes her new book “Return: An Illustration of Prayer” (published by WestBow Press) as a fresh perspective on prayer. It will shift readers’ prayers from a laborious, have-to performance to a simple, desire-drive experience.
“My prayer life was primarily driven by guilt and seemed totally futile at times,” Roberts says. “The more I prayed, the more futile prayer seemed, until I finally shut up and began to listen to God. He taught me his desires concerning prayer.”
An excerpt from “Return”:
“I was amazed at how much God wanted to say once I started listening. It must grieve His heart when we ‘pray’ and all we do is talk, talk, talk, talk, never stopping to see if He has something to say. All of my long lists of prayers had merely been words. I was in charge before speaking my own words, setting the agenda, deciding what each person that I was ‘praying for’ needed. We do that kind of praying individually and we do it at the prayer meetings at church. We charge ahead with our words and verbally go through our lists of things we want, things that need to be changed, things that are bothering us, things that God should do so that our ministries are successful. That is what we think of prayer; asking God for something that we want. That is what prayer has been reduced to!”
“Return” removes what Roberts calls the shroud of guilt and condemnation from prayer, instead blessing readers with the ability to discover God’s grace.
About the Author
Rebecca E. Roberts is a devoted and grateful student of the Holy Spirit, who patiently teaches her the same lessons over and over again. She has also been a teacher of children and adults for the past 32 years in a variety of settings: public schools, churches, retreats and youth camps. She loves to pass on to others the things she has learned in hopes of stimulating, in them, a desire for Father-Spirit-Jesus.
Roberts lives in Greenville, Ill. with her husband, John, of 30 years. She has a daughter, Rachel, and a son, Josiah. She is privileged to be teaching her granddaughter, Ava Charlotte, the lessons in this book.
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