Sheets: Intercessory Prayer
Good Foundation for Power Prayer
By the time Dutch Sheets’ book Intercessory
Prayer came out
(subtitle: How God Can Use Your Prayer to Move Heaven and
Earth), I was doing workshops instead of Bible studies.
Sheets’ book has the same prayer-empowering anointing
that Jack Hayford’s Prayer: Invading Is the
Impossible has…but it is more useable in a
Study Guide for Prayer
I’ve read this book several times, highlighting,
underlining, making notes in the margins. Then I outlined
the book in great detail into one of my notebooks so that I
could record more of my own comments.
explains …..the finished work of the Cross,
…..the VICTORY of it, …..the power-base it
gives us in prayer, …..and our opportunity as people
of prayer to enforce that victory on the circumstances of
our own lives.
I’m so convinced
that we all need to come up a few notches in this
“enforcing the victory” business that
Intercessory Prayer was traveling along everywhere I
went…including mission territory.
Sow a Seed
After a long day of ministry at one mission station, I was
headed to the car to go on to the next station. A
missionary was accompanying me to the car in order to
continue asking me questions. His questions were primarily
about moving with authority in prayer. This man was on a
quest! God said, "Give him your book. "
"The one with all the
underlining, highlights, and notes? "
"Yes, that one! "
And, there I sowed my
little book into mission land. I hope Dutch Sheets would be
pleased. I know God is. God wants us rooting in our
understanding of co-laboring with Him in prayer…well
able to enforce the victory of Christ Jesus in our own
lives and not blind sided by the enemy.
Prayer is a
launching pad into a remarkably power prayer life.
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Book on Prayer has Broad
I was conducting a prayer series in which
required reading. One of the attendees told me that she had
read parts of the book to her husband as they traveled. He
was intrigued. God really had his attention.
When the woman related
the story to me, I thought…how interesting! She is
an artsy-feely type and he is a burly construction type.
And, God was speaking to both of them through this book.
Isn’t God efficient?
About that same time I
attended a praise seminar where the leader held up a copy
Prayer and said,
“If you haven’t read it yet, do! Dutch Sheets
was born to write this book.” I couldn’t put it
in better words.
Authority over the
Motivating article by Dutch
Sheets on the power of praying