As Christians, we get charged in spirit, body, and soul through prayer. Mostly, we know what to pray. But sometimes in life, when we simply don’t know what to pray for anymore. That can happen when our days are filled with so many responsibilities and activities, or when we are going through hard times, and sometimes even when life is good! During those times of our lives, we can use the help of Christian books about prayer.
Keeping our eyes on God is so important to navigate through life, it can decide the course of our lives. In prayer, we seek God’s face and wait to hear from Him. When we pray, God will answer us. His answers can come directly to us, through others, or disguised as problems. And sometimes God’s answer comes after a long time, when we think it’s too late. But God is never late. He is always on time.
God answers when we pray. The bible even says He is good to us when we take time with Him in prayer. Lamentations 3:25-26 (NLT) states:
“The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.”
Prayer is personal. Yes, we can pray together, and we can pray as a congregation. But God values our personal time with Him so much. He promises to reward us when we do so:
“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”Matthew 6:6 (NKJV)
We can simply pray, use the Bible to guide us, or read a Christian book about prayer. Prayer books can guide us on how to pray effectively.
Powerful books on prayer
Whether you need some help to guide you in your prayer time or just want to try something new, a guided prayer book can be a perfect solution. Some of the best books about prayer have worked miracles in many people’s prayer lives.
To give you a start, I created a list of seven powerful books about prayer. Each will give you the guidelines to pray effectively, no matter whether you set time aside to pray in the morning, afternoon, evening, or on the go.
The list of seven contains some of the best books about prayer, all written by female Christian authors. To help you, the books are categorized by topic.
Here are 7 powerful books on prayer for Christians, around the following topics:
- Prayers for your husband
- Prayers for a prodigal
- Prayers for your children
- Praying Proverbs over your life
- Prayers for healing
- Prayers for your quiet time
- Prayers for in hard times
Powerful prayer book on: which prayer can I pray for my husband?
If you are looking for a powerful book on prayers for your husband, Estrella Coppin-Rogers’ book ‘Prayers for My Husband’ is a must go to.
‘Prayers for My Husband: A 30-Day Intentional Prayer Journal’ guides you in intentional prayers for your husband regardless of the reason for choosing this book. By following the 30 days of prayer, you will learn to cover your husband in prayer from the crown of his head to the soles of his feet.
This book has ample space to write your personal prayers for your husband.
Estrella wrote this book during a time when she felt like her back was against the wall. She had no choice but to lean and depend on God and give Him full control. She is passionate about sharing her story and insights with you, to help you pray for your husband at all times and under all conditions.
Christian book on: how do you pray for a prodigal?
Life looks sweet when all your children are in the house of God. But no matter what we as parents do, our kids could choose a different way. As a result, they even may want to have nothing to do with you anymore.
How do can you reach your child during hard times like these? What can you do for your prodigal child? A powerful thing you can do is pray over your prodigal child. Eleanor Formaggio wrote the book ‘HELD: A Mother’s Journey of Praying for a Prodigal’, in which she shares her story.
If you wonder whether your prodigal’s journey can become your greatest testimony, the answer is “Yes!”. Amid your disappointment, failure, and fear, God steps in. He moves in the lives of our prodigals and changes us into who He has called us to be. Our prayers work on both sides.
This powerful book on prayer contains spiritual insights, prayers, and a story that is both painful and hopeful at the same time. This book will help you know how to pray effectively.
This book on prayer is a mother’s story. It is packed with strategies and insights, empowering you to fight for the future of your child and partner with God for the destiny of their life-and yours!
Prayer book on: what can we pray for children?
We know God gave us our children and that we ought to pray for them… but how do you do that? Corine Williams wrote this precious book on prayer, titled ‘I Will Be Praying For You’.
If you are looking for books on how to pray effectively, this is a good fit to complete your collection. This book is filled with prayers based on the Bible. Parents everywhere will resonate with this eternally important message!
This children’s prayer book will help you share with your children how much you are praying for them. Before your child was born, you prayed for him/her. Every day, you pray for him/her. As a parent, you know that wherever your child goes, whatever he does, no matter what happens in this life, you will pray for him/her.
Snuggle up with your kids and share how you are covering them in prayer and how that expresses your love for them.
Because Corine values the message of her book on prayer for your children so much, she offers the Kindle version for free!
Book on praying Proverbs over your life
This prayer devotional is for every Christian woman yearning for godly wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Amanda Gigi Bedzrah is the author of this prayer devotional called ‘Praying Proverbs’. It is a prayer devotional for wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
Praying Proverbs over your life is an awesome way to endow yourself with God’s Word. The book of Proverbs is often referred to as the wisdom book. The book of Proverbs teaches everything needed to live a purpose-driven life. Combine this godly wisdom with prayer, and you have a recipe for success.
This Christian book on prayer has 31 prayers, each based on a chapter of the book of Proverbs. It is best to use over a period of 31 days. Pray these prayers aloud, declare them with confidence over your life, and watch God do amazing things.
Book with prayers for hope and healing
This book touches on praying for healing. When your health is under attack, it’s difficult to keep the focus and faith to pray for your healing. This book, ‘Prayers for Hope and Healing: Seeking God’s Strength as You Face Health Challenges’, helps to see that amid pain and weakness… there is hope.
Serious or chronic medical issues can bring a litany of painful and confusing feelings that only someone who has been in a similar situation can understand. The author, Sarah Forgrave, has walked the tough road of illness. Through her experiences, she learned to empathize with the uncertain future others in the same situation face.
Through this book, you learn that no matter the road ahead; you don’t have to face it alone. God is with you. Even in the depths of your worst emotional and physical pain, God is right there beside you, offering His comfort, love, and peace.
As you read these heartfelt prayers and devotions, this powerful book about prayer can help you navigate the hard set of emotions that can come with health issues. It’s one of the best Christian books about prayer to give you hope and an expectation of healing.
Book series with prayers for your quiet time
Looking for some inspiration for your quiet time with the Lord? One of the best daily prayer books for your personal quiet time with God is this series of personal prayer time devotionals written by Becky Sims.
Becky enjoys quiet time with the Lord and often spends time on her porch chair in prayer. It is based on her intimate fellowship with God that she wrote these 3 books on prayer. And certainly, more books to follow!
So far, she wrote 3 books with 28 devotionals each:
1st book on prayer: PORCH CHAIR PRAYERS: 28 quiet devotions with the Lord
We all need a few minutes to rest, reflect, and spend time with the Lord. Porch Chair Prayers is a collection of short devotions which include Bible verses, followed by a short story, poem, or action step. They focus on the truths of God, concluding with a prayer and journal prompt. Includes room for your personal prayers and reflections. This powerful Christian book about prayer is the first in the series.
2nd book on prayer: PORCH CHAIR PRAYERS Book 2: 28 Spring and Summer Devotions with the Lord
Book 2 in the series and contains a collection of short devotions and Bible verses, followed by a short story, poem, or action step. This book focuses on spring and summer.
3rd book on prayer: PORCH CHAIR PRAYERS Book 3: 28 Fall and Winter Devotions with the Lord
This is Book 3 in the series. It has a collection of short devotions with guiding Bible verses, followed by a short story, poem, or action step. Each devotion will bring you closer to the Lord through prayer and journaling. This edition focuses on fall and winter times. As usual, this 3rd book provides writing space for your own reflection.
Prayer starters: talking with God about hard times
This last book in my list of seven touches on a topic I can certainly relate to. Sometimes, we feel like we can’t even pray. All we can whisper is “help”.
When you can’t find the right words to pray, this book on prayer will be useful. If your circumstances seem to hammer in on you and you can’t pray effectively anymore, this prayer book for hard times is a ‘lifesaver’. In the storms of life, many of us shy away from God, not sure how to talk to him about what we’re feeling and experiencing.
The author, Suzie Eller, has experienced the peace of knowing that prayer is not about the number of words that come out of your mouth or how eloquent you sound. It’s about being connected to God and being in His presence.
When you can’t figure out what to say to him, the 90 prayer starters in this book will begin the conversation you’ve been longing for. Each prayer is based on a specific Scripture. Each page provides space for personal journaling, so you can complete the prayer in your own words or simply write what you’re feeling.
Don’t let your hurts, fears, or doubts keep you from freely talking to God. He loves you and wants to hear what’s on your heart.
Prayer Starters: Talking with God about Hard Times is more than a prayer journal. It’s more than a book about prayer. Prayer Starters is a book that helps you connect with God, right where you are, in your mess.