Time with God is a 28-day journey designed to draw us closer to God by
– Focusing on the nature and character of God
– Praying with the Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication pattern
– Praying the Scriptures
– Praying our own personal prayers.
The author writes::
Time with God is written for people who love God and long to spend time with him but need help.
Personally, I have often found it helpful to have a variety of resources available to help me stay focused during prayer. I share this not because I am a spiritual giant. Rather, I often find it such a struggle to stay focused in prayer that I have had to discover or develop tools to help.
I have found three resources, or methods, immensely helpful in developing confidence and consistency in my own prayer life. In this book, I weave all three of those methods together for a powerful combination.
At the heart of Time with God, is a desire to help develop the habit of communicating with God in practical and powerful ways. Practical, because I will balance four different aspects of prayer. Powerful, because we will use God’s Word as the basis for many of our prayers.
This book is filled with Scripture verses translated from the original languages that have been reworded into prayers. They are chosen to help us nurture and develop our focus on God and our love for him. As you get more comfortable with the concept, it will revolutionize the way you read the Bible on your own.
Here are just two sample prayers:
Your unfailing love is better than life itself; my lips will praise you! So, I will bless you while I live. I will lift up my hands in your name.
—Modified from Psalm 63:3
Please forgive me for not allowing your love to flow through me. So often, I am not patient or kind. Forgive me for times when I envy, or brag, or am proud and seek my own way instead of what’s better for others.
—Modified from 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
What others are saying:
In Time with God, Kevin Cunningham takes a huge subject like prayer and creates an easy path to understand how to pray. We know we should pray. We know there is power in prayer. But, the how to of prayer is often elusive, especially because the enemy knows this is where the real Kingdom work is accomplished.
Time with God is the flesh on the bones of a spiritual discipline that we need to develop like a muscle. Mr. Cunningham creates doable exercises that help us to put words to our thoughts about God and the power of praying His will in all situations.
Writer, Speaker & Teacher
I’ve been swamped lately. But the amazing, calming effect in just reading the intro and first three days is…is…healing.
CEO, the Steadfast Group
This book with its outlines, Scripture paraphrases, and suggestions can help to establish a healthy pattern of prayer. I also feel like it will take some of the intimidation factor out of prayer for new believers. “How do we pray?” Here are some suggestions. And I love how they are broken down daily and weekly and re-emphasize key points. I’m really excited to go through it again more slowly.
I am very impressed with the authenticity, heart, and vision that I have seen so far, and I am looking forward to diving into the rest of it.
Many books on prayer that I’ve started just don’t resonate with me at all. This one does. Over the weekend I was eagerly telling my wife about it. Seriously…my life has been a bit crazy lately (which is another reason I need this book) but I am looking forward to continuing it!