It’s getting colder, and the nice warm fire is more desirable than the outdoors. Why not take this time to curl up with a great book and read about some prayer warriors? Biographies are a great way to learn about others and grow in your prayer life.
Here are some books that will encourage you!
1) Oswald Chambers (Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God: The Life Story of the Author of My Utmost for His Highest)
Oswald worked with soldiers in Egypt during World War I. He has an amazing story of how God worked through his life, even though it was cut short. His prayers and faithfulness are encouraging to read about.
2) Katie Davis Majors (Daring to Hope: Finding God’s Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful)
Katie is a young lady who works in Uganda. She has daily trials and has to work hard to share the Word of God to those who have never heard it. Her newest book is about her spiritual journey and how she lives by prayer and faith in Christ.
3) William Borden (Borden of Yale)
William had it all. His father was rich and he could have done anything he wanted, but William chose to follow the Lord. His prayer life was amazing, and it looked like he had utterly wasted his life. While the world shook their head at his faith, William made a difference in the lives of many people.
4) Hudson Taylor (Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret)
Prayer can change the world, and Hudson proved it. A missionary in China, Hudson had to rely on prayer and the power of God to get him through tough situations. This guy is an awesome example to us to follow.
5) William Wilberforce (Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery)
Prayer and politics…really? Yes, William changed the course of politics with prayer. He worked for years to eliminate the slave trade in England, and with prayer and politics, William succeeded.
6) George Washington (George Washington’s Prayers)
This man prayed and led our nation to a new beginning. His powerful prayers show the faith of a mustard seed in action.
7) Elisabeth Elliot (Elisabeth Elliot: Joyful Surrender)
When her husband was killed, Elisabeth didn’t have much left. She was alone in a foreign country, but she put her faith in God. Her prayer life kept her going through a tragedy.
8) Don Wildmon (Don Wildmon: The Man the Networks Love to Hate)
Can anyone change TV? Well, this man changed TV through prayer. The founder of the American Family Association, Don set out to change the TV industry and make it a more godly place. Prayer was a central part of his life and his ministry.
9) John Wesley (The Journal of John Wesley)
Are college campuses hopeless? Well, John Wesley stepped foot on a college campus as a youth and changed the world. He led many of his friends to Christ and started a group to keep the faith in college. Prayer was a central part of John’s story.
10) David Brainerd (The Life and Diary of David Brainerd: With Notes and Reflections)
Though he had tuberculosis, David served as a missionary to the Indians in the early 1700s. He kept on sharing the Gospel and praying for strength until the months before he died. His constant faith and his prayer life are really powerful!