What inspired me to write this book? Brokenness. Defeat. Bondage. Vicious Cycles.
I wrote this book because I was getting discouraged in the faith. The people that I was praying for were not victorious in their lives and seemed to be stuck in a cycle of sin. They were broken and in bondage to sinful mindsets. This was especially true in the lives of the men I was praying for. Men in my family and my brothers in Christ.
I was afraid because I was starting to believe that men just could not be victorious. This frightened me because I wanted to be married one day and didn’t want to be joined to a man that lived a defeated life.
I started to think about how when God first created man. God had so much planned for man and had entrusted man with so much responsibility. God had created men of power! In God’s grace, he restored man’s power. In Ephesians 1:19-20 it says
I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.
The same power that gave Christ victory over the cross is the same power that lives inside of us! The Lord gently spoke to my spirit that I needed to pray for men of power!
With the help of my friends and the Holy Spirit, I came up with the acronym for power. Purity, Obedience, Wisdom, Exhortation and Responsibility. These were the things that I felt my brothers in Christ needed the most.
As I started to write the prayers, I wanted to reevaluate the way that I approached prayer. Usually, I had a begging stance to prayer and phrases like “Lord, please do this and please fix that” were common. But I realized after reading the different scripture passages on prayer that I did not have to beg God, I just needed to believe.
As a disciple of Christ, I had the authority to release the will of God on earth. I also wanted to pray prayers that would get affirmative answers. The only way to ensure this is to pray the will of God and what better way to pray his will than to pray the scriptures.
All the prayers in this prayer guide are written directly from scripture so that people can pray the prayers confidently knowing that God will bring his will to pass!
You didn't learn these prayers in Sunday school. Put your armor on, and get ready to see God move!
Do you ever get sick of praying? It's okay to admit. We all do. It is emotionally draining to beg God without ceasing. Christians often forget that under Christ's authority, we have the power to command God's promises to be released from heaven to earth and into our lives.
In Praying for Men of P.O.W.E.R., author Nina Elaine Borum challenges readers to stand confidently and command the promises of God for the men in your life. As someone who has struggled with prayer, Nina believes that God does not intend for his children to feel helpless in praying. His Word has instructed us in how to bring the kingdom of heaven to a world where Satan runs freely. We are all in the midst of a vicious spiritual battle, and Nina hopes this book will help you to fight on behalf of Christian men.
Genre - Christian non-fiction
Rating – G
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