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7 Powerhouse Books on Prayer and Intercession

Discover 7 books on intercessory prayer. They will help you grow in your alone time with God and understand the spiritual art of prayer. These books on prayer and intercession would also, make a great gift for a loved one that has the heart to deepen their faith.

Learn to become prayer warriors with these powerful books on prayer and intercessory prayer. They will teach you how to use the Word, authority and more. Learn spiritual warfare through prayer

True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

Charles Spurgeon

I love discovering new books and today I want to share some of my favorite books on prayer and intercession.

It’s a topic that I believe all Christians should grow continually in.

Prayer has the ability to shift and change things in our personal lives, in the lives of others, and in the world. You would like to learn more on prayer you find articles on the topic in my Christain Posts.

Not to mention when we spend time in God’s presence and communicate with Him our spiritual ears and gifts become heightened.

These are all books I have personally read or that a good friend of mine has read and said it was excellent. Some of these books on prayer will be considered Christian classics, but some will be more recent publications.

With each book is a little snippet of what they are about. I hope these books bless you as they have blessed me.

Books on Prayer and Intercessory Prayer

Check out the video below if you would like a quick view of each book.

I’m a huge fan of the minister and author Dutch Sheets. These are 2 of his books that have really impacted my prayer life.

A book on intercessory prayer by Dutch sheets

Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth by Dutch Sheets

“If God is all-powerful, why does He need us to pray? If we pray and nothing happens, does this mean that God isn’t listening? If you’ve ever felt that your prayers don’t count, Intercessory Prayer will show you just how vital your prayers are.

In this book, pastor and teacher Dutch Sheets explains the nuts and bolts of prayer with wisdom, gentleness, and humor. This book will inspire you, give you the courage to pray for the “impossible” and help you find the persistence to see your prayers to completion.

Discover your role as a prayer warrior. “

Authority in Prayer by Dutch Sheets. A great book on prayer and intercession

Authority in Prayer: Praying with Power and Purpose by Dutch Sheets

“Beginning with your private world–your thoughts, body, actions, and ultimately your God-ordained destiny–you can take charge. Authority is yours for the taking.

Then, because God established and so honors the principle of authority, He will back you as you walk in the government He has delegated to you concerning your extended world–your home, family, business, and possessions.

Finally, God’s plan is for you to partner with Him on the earth in broader realms of influence and authority–your universal world. Jesus, the sovereign King over the earth, wants to rule institutions, cultures, societies, and governments through you and your prayers.

Authority in Prayer will show you how to take hold of God’s promises and pray with the authority He wants you to have. God needs you. Are you ready to use your God-given authority to further His kingdom?”

Experiencing God Through Prayer By Jeanne Guyon. Even though this is a classic book it's still  a prayers of intercession for today

Experiencing God Through Prayer by Jeanne Guyon

“Jeanne Guyon discovers the great difference between praying to God and experiencing God through prayer. In this inspirational book, she shares secrets of this higher plane of fellowship with God. In addition, she shows you how to enjoy God’s presence, grow in your knowledge of the Word, experience rest from worry, and gain wisdom and understanding. You will discover the joy of a quiet heart and mind, learn how to survive your “dry” periods of prayer, and become content where God has placed you.”

*Since Jeanne Guyon (Madame Guyon to some) was born in 1648. Most of her work has been updated for clearer understanding. I highly recommend picking up a modern version of her work to make it easier to read and understand.

Unlocking the Miraculous through faith and prayer by Daniel Kolenda. A short book on prayer and intercession

Unlocking the Miraculous Through Faith and Prayer By Daniel Kolenda

“Unlocking the Miraculous through faith and prayer binds the burning heart of an evangelist with the burdened heart of an intercessor. From cover to cover, it is a fast moving, hard hitting, prophetic challenge to the people of God to answer the call of intercession and faith in the most urgent hour of history.

Unlocking the Miraculous contains power-filled chapters such as Prayer that Opens Doors, Praying Under an Open Heaven and Prayer that Releases the Miraculous and much more. It is studded with spiritual truths and the insights of a man who knows that there are no limits to what God can do if we, his children, come before him in prayer. For the author, the only thing worse than prayer-less-ness is prayer without expectation. Intercession is not a human invention; it is God s idea. He has called us to partner with him in prayer believing in faith. This book is for those who desire to enter into this divine partnership and join the prayer revolution.”

*Just a little note that this book is on the small side making it a great quick read for trips or when you have a little time to read.

Kneeling on the Promises. A Prophetic intercession book by Jim W. Goll.

Kneeling on the Promises: Birthing God’s Purposes through Prophetic Intercession by Jim Goll

“Teaches readers to be prophetic intercessory prayer warriors- to pray God’s promises back to him to effect change and gain new fruitfulness in personal and even international concerns”

E. M Bounds books on prayer and intercession are a wonderful collection to add to your prayer books.

The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer: Experience the Wonders of God through Prayer

“Learn the secrets of effective prayer for every need. The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer is the definitive Bounds collection in modern English. Eight classic explorations cover every aspect of prayer in a readable way. Included in this volume are 120 entries on what this great pastoral leader taught about the essentials, necessity, possibilities, power, purpose, reality, and weapon of prayer.

Because Bounds so diligently practiced what he preached, he was able to capture the essence of prayer and his works live on to call today’s Christians to higher discipleship and more energetic prayer lives.”

The power of covenant prayer book and how prayer and intercession can change things.

The Power of Covenant Prayer: Christian Living by Francis Frangipane

“What is the difference between prayer and covenant prayer? A covenant with God takes you further into your goal of Christlikeness. When you make this commitment to consistently communicate with the Father above in prayer, you will begin to see the power of God’s grace actively at work in your life and in the lives of those around you.

Through this awesome power of covenant prayer, God creates within you a life that He can use extraordinarily in the process of divine redemption. It’s time for you to make this covenant with God as you mature from being simply a believer in prayer to becoming a living sacrifice full of the power of covenant prayer.”

Want to find a way to grab these awesome books? I highly recommend amazon or eBay! You can also see other places I grab books for cheap here: 8 Bargain Places to Find Books.

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This is such a great list and I don't think I've read any of them, but will be on the look out now! I'm doing a series on prayer on my blog and facebook atm so will share this list. My 3 favourite books on prayer are Intercession Thrilling and Fulfilling by Joy Dawson, Draw the Circle and The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson, Children and the Supernatural by Jennifer Toledo with heaps of testimonies of children praying in Africa and the US and the miracles that happened and Gray Matter by neurosurgeon David Levy.