My Favorite Books on Prayer

My Favorite Books on PrayerPrayer is the communication between man and God. We make our requests known to Him. He listens and answers us. Books have been written on how to communicate with God. These are my favorite books on prayer.

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My favorite books on prayer are influenced by my father-in-law who prayed hours every day. He described it as a joy and honor to be able to pray to God. Tom listened to God’s voice. He prayed the scriptures out loud. And he prayed for his family and the world as he felt led.

One of the authors I remember him discussing was E. M. Bounds. Having died in the early 20th century (1913), he spent his last years sharing the truths of prayer he had learned.

This book includes:

  • Essentials of Prayer
  • Necessity of Prayer
  • Possibilities of Prayer
  • Reality of Prayer
  • Weapon of Prayer

Stormie Omartian has written several books on prayer. I have the one for wives and women. One of her books focuses mainly on the power of praise in our prayers.

  • personal stories
  • biblical truths
  • practical guiding principles

Her writing is fresh, powerful, and sincere. She has lived these prayers and reaches out to women everywhere. A devotional book contains selections from her other books to help women journey through life, such as:

  • family and marriage
  • priorities for life
  • dreams waiting to unfold
  • God’s will and plan
  • gifts of faith

My favorite books on prayer

Smith Wigglesworth died in 1947 after 40 years of preaching God’s word and witnessing miracles. His books are filled with faith stories which never fail to excite me. He lived the last half of his life very differently, the transformation at the age of 48 amazed his wife. Reading one of his books is like attending at great revival!

This book, Ever Increasing Faith, includes eighteen scripture references on divine healing and a study on spiritual gifts. There studies in the areas of prophecy and other pentecostal subjects. Check out this book – download the sample Kindle.

Oswald Chambers’s book, If You Will Ask, has a new updated language version out. This edition available for the modern reader enables a younger generation to dig into the truths revealed here. He would say, ‘Prayer changes me, then I change things.’

He is best known for his book, My Utmost for His Highest, is a Christian classic. Oswald died while serving his country as a chaplain during World War I. He was only 47.


A more modern author, Max Lucado, brings his devotional books to offer daily devotions, with prayer and bible reading. Grace for the Moment Volume II is the second book of devotions after the success of the first one.

His artistic talent enables marvelous word pictures bringing God’s grace into your life. Marvelous drawings fill the books to inspire you and lift your spirit.


These are just a few of my favorite prayer books. I’m hoping to have exposed you to new authors and ideas as well as reminded you of old favorites. Comment below and tell me your favorite prayer books!

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