Book Review – Building Your Personal House of Prayer by Larry Krieder

Adding a New Dimension and Pattern to Your Prayer Life”Building Your Personal House of Prayer” offers the reader a plan for an extreme makeover of their prayer life. Larry Krieder has used the Lord’s Prayer as the model and basis for the twelve lessons presented in the book. Krieder helps the reader build their own house of prayer by using twelve rooms as his model. He begins with a courtyard, which represents the entryway into the twelve rooms or elements included in the Lord’s Prayer.Coming into the courtyard of praise and thanksgiving, I felt the presence of the Lord Jesus as I offered up thanksgiving and praise. Moving on to the family room I felt secure in the Father’s love, and turning my attention to silently listening to him as I meditated on His Word.Each of the other rooms provided opportunities for adoration, a declaration, surrender, requesting provision, seeking forgiveness, claiming freedom, and protection. The rooms called Warfare, Kingdom, Power, and Exaltation all provided opportunities for learning more of the true power and possibility prayer.Larry’s writing is anointed and based on scripture. His illustrations are relevant and helpful, drawing the reader into a new focus on the patterns of prayer developed in the days of the early church.”Building Your Personal House of Prayer” is a valuable resource for personal study, prayer and the devotional life. Application questions at the end of each chapter and a Daily Prayer Guide in the appendix add to this 40 day adventure in prayer which will change and enrich your practice, effectiveness, and joy of prayer. The book is excellent for creating interaction in a Small Group Bible Study, or in a discipleship and mentoring training.A remarkable devotional guide for enhancing the power and practice of your prayer life.Destiny Image, 978-0768426625
As Reviewed for Midwest Book Review