Book Endorsements

Recommendations for A-Z of Prayer:

Johannes Hartl – Leader, Augsburg House of Prayer, Germany: ‘There is only one topic the disciples asked Jesus to teach them. There are many books written on the topic of prayer but few actually do what Jesus did: teach how to pray. This book does exactly that. It is encouraging, practical and insightful. From A to Z.’

Jonathan Oloyede – National Day of Prayer UK: ‘In these momentous and changing times, the British Church needs to know how and what to pray! This fantastic piece by Matthew gives the basic framework for intercession and practical action steps to take. Now I strongly suggest you act on its contents by getting on your knees in prayer!!’

William Porter – Team Leader, Beacon House of Prayer, Stoke on Trent, UK: ‘Matthew’s book A to Z of Prayer is a book that really teaches you to pray. To pray more, to pray better, to pray as if your life depends on it. It is also a book full of testimonies, it is a ‘how to’ manual and it is a spiritual journey. For those who are looking for spiritual guidance on the most important topic of prayer, they will find it in shed loads in this book. For people who think Christian prayer is a bit of a mystery, this will demystify jargon and make prayer a life giving pathway to communicating with God. For believers who have become dry in their prayer lives, this will be a refreshing read and way back into a revitalised walk with God. Even for mature Christians, there will be some surprises in this book, and maybe ways of praying that will be new to them.’

James Fletcher – Former Head of Prayer at The Belfrey in York, now working in Athens, Greece: ‘Matthew is a man of outstanding wisdom, humility and integrity. As a result, this book finds deep roots in Matthew’s own life and leadership. I commend A-Z of Prayer not only as a comprehensive introduction to prayer – although it is certainly that – but also to all those who need a timely reminder of the great privilege and joy we find in talking with God.’

Esther Swaffield-Bray, Regional Development Executive, International Justice Mission: ‘I have found A-Z of Prayer to be a brilliantly practical tool, full of truth and a wonderful reminder of the creative ways that I can not only connect with God, but can sustain and deepen that connection across the different seasons of my life. As we see passion for prayer growing across the nation, this is a timely invitation to be courageous, connected and caught up in conversation with the creator of the universe – what an incredible privilege that is!’

Paul Harcourt, National Leader, New Wine England: ‘Few of us feel that our prayer life is what it should be, but Matthew gives us simple but powerful and practical advice that will inspire and encourage.’

Sophie Dearden, Leader of St Cuthbert’s House of Prayer, York, UK: ‘This book deals simply and thoroughly with many complex aspects of prayer. While reading I was reminded of truths, encouraged and impacted by the breadth of revelation in these pages. Matthew is a man of profound and gentle wisdom and integrity and these chapters are a deep reflection of his prayer journey with God. This kind of content is gold dust for somebody on day 1 of their prayer adventure and also for somebody who has been adventuring with Jesus for many years! If your desire is to know Jesus more and to immerse yourself in a life spent in prayerful partnership with God, then this book is for you!’

Ben Doolan, Resource Church Leader, Diocese of Newcastle, UK: ‘Matthew Porter is a man of deep prayer and his own personal prayer life has been a huge inspiration and challenge to the way I pray. A-Z of Prayer is a great book that will inspire you to pray. It can be used devotionally, with a small group or even a whole church. This book is practical – at the end of each chapter you will be challenged to take action and to pray with lots of suggested further reading. A-Z of prayer will not only have you praying but reading your Bible as it contains hundreds of references to scripture. If you want to be inspired and challenge to go deeper in prayer then A-Z of Prayer is for you!’

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