SQuire and Louise have practiced daily prayer together for sixteen years. Now, they offer readers step-by-step advice on where, when, and what words to use in praying with another person: be it a spouse, loved one, family member, or a friend. In a straight-forward fashion, with astonishing examples of how Partnered Prayer can restore relationships and revitalize families, countless questions are answered including:
-How do we start praying together?
-Can we pray about anything?
-How do I get my mate to pray with me?
-Does romance get better when you pray together?
-Is there scientific evidence for prayer?
-What if my prayers aren't answered?
In association with several prominent mega-churches and Baylor University s Institute for the Studies of Religion, SQuire and Louise are initiating the first empirical research study ever done on the effects of prayer among two people over an extended period. "The 40 Day Prayer Challenge" also provides a no-cost online opportunity to participate in the ongoing study. When the fun and transformational challenge finishes at forty days, prayer partners will receive a scorecard on how well they did, and join others in experiencing the amazing, wonderful things that happen during Partnered Prayer."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-01-11
- Reviewer: Staff
Rushnell and DuArt (Couples Who Pray) believe partnered prayer can increase happiness, respect, and marital stability in forty days if practitioners follow three crucial steps: speak, believe, and expect. Making use of his uplifting When God Winks stories, Rushnell asks readers to delve deep into an interaction with God alongside another person or within a group. " requires the discipline to commit valuable time to speaking with the Lord, directly and earnestly about concerns and then believing He is really hearing you." Through examples of healing and by answering questions from those who are committed to their brand of religious intervention, Rushnell and DuArt present many examples of how partnered prayer can kick-start a sputtering spirituality. They suggest that the reader not only engage in partnered prayer but also to log their daily meditations with a project at Baylor University that has been set up to follow and track entrants' emotional and spiritual well-being over the forty days. Following the eight main chapters of the book are suggested sessions for discussion. Although the book does not break any new ground on prayer, it will serve as a valuable guide for those willing to dedicate five minutes a day for six weeks and deepen their connection to God alongside a fellow seeker. (Feb.)