Your 100 Day Prayer: The Transforming Power of Actively Waiting on God by John I. Snyder
Sometimes a book speaks universally, to all people in all situations.
This book is different.
It gives you the opportunity to take a 3-month journey in prayer, focused on a single point of interest.
There is great wisdom in praying about the same issue repeatedly, and Mr. Snyder makes a compelling case to support this perspective.
When Jesus tells the story of a desperate but persistent widow who keeps asking the same judge for help, he is teaching us to bring our prayers to God repeatedly, like a child who asks for the same thing over and over again.
This isn’t to teach us to be whiny, but to develop a healthy spiritual dependence upon God. If you don’t share a belief in the God described in the Bible, then this book will just exasperate you.
One area in which I did not find the author’s perspective compelling was when he wrote, “We can ask for health, healing, rescue, a mate, a career, or even a new Lamborghini! The worst that can happen is God can say no.”
In a strictly logical sense, I agree.
If a person follows the 100-day plan outlined in this book, it will become clear while going through the daily reflections that asking for a sports car is a selfish and lame request, kind of like asking for your favorite team to win a playoff game.
But the value of learning persistence in prayer, focused on a single point of significant interest, allows me to forgive Mr. Snyder’s command that we give up our “false humility” and just ask God for whatever we really want.
I suggest that you purchase this book in hard copy if you’re interested. In addition to a daily scripture reading, devotional, and brief guided prayer, there’s space each day for recording “Today’s Progress,” but this feature is not accessible in eBook format.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.