Praying for My Book on Prayer

16 Jul

The view from my writing perch

I am at a friend’s cabin today on the Fox Lake in Wisconsin.  He offered it to me for a few days as I am on vacation attempting something that I have never tried before.  I am starting to write a book…on prayer.

It was over a year ago that I felt the Lord leading me in this endeavor, and I hope I heard right.  Unless it’s straight from the Bible, I’m usually not one to say, “God said to me…” but sometimes the sense is stronger than others.  This communication seemed pretty strong.

So I spent a year – maybe too long – musing and trying to decide how to do this.  Tim Challies, a popular blogger and Christian book reviewer said that he gets more new books sent to him on prayer than any other topic, so maybe this is crazy. But, then again, I think I may have a unique way of approaching the topic. I always said that I wouldn’t write a book unless I had something to say, and I guess I began to feel that I had something to say about it, at least in a certain way, so here goes.

This brings me to my request.  It’s obvious to me that a thoughtful book on prayer needs a prayer team behind it, and I’m wondering if you would consider being on that team.  I realize that I may be speaking to an empty internet because I have taken a month and a half off of blogging, but if you are still out there, and interested in praying for this book, then let me fill you in:

I’m hoping to raise up a team of 50 – 100 people who would pray daily for this project. By praying daily, I’m asking you to simply “mention” it to the Lord ala 1 Thessalonians 1:2. My desire is to finish by December, although maybe I’m overly confident.  If you would like to be on the team, then I would ask you to send me an email at Or I suppose you could comment on the blog and leave your email.  I’ll be forming a prayer team email group and will send you a weekly email to remind you to pray and fill you in on how it’s going. 

Even if you are not led to join my team, would you pray at least one time that God would use this book to do something wonderful in His Kingdom. Here’s a prayer of Paul’s that has meant something to me as I have begun this journey:

With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (NIV)


Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized


12 responses to “Praying for My Book on Prayer

  1. Mark Vande Zande

    July 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Roger, good to see you blogging again. You have alway spoken to me through your weekly messages so by all means write the book. I’ll read it the first week that it’s out. You have been on my daily prayer list ever since you mentioned it at men’s prayer.


    • rogerknowlton

      July 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks brother! I hear you’re home now – Praise the Lord! If you make it to prayer on Thursday I won’t be there – an overnight date with my sweetie in Lake Geneva. God bless!


  2. JoAnn Karls

    July 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Matthew 18:19&20 “Again, I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything (your book) that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” I’d like to be part of the gathering in Christ’s name for your book on Prayer.


  3. Vicki

    July 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Just the other day I had wondered to myself… Where have Pastor Rogers blogs been?! Now I know. Since I began hearing your messages some 12 years ago I have always loved hearing your uplifting, encouraging and thought provoking words. I enjoy your blogs and am very sure I will also love your book! I would be honored to pray for you during this project God has led you to.


    • rogerknowlton

      July 17, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Sure appreciate your encouragement, Vicki! Thanks for being on the team!


  4. Deb Winterhack

    July 16, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Roger – I would be more than happy to pray for you, your book and for the patience and guidance you will need along the wayl Count me in! I’ve been blessed with answered prayer – would love to add your book to that list!!


    • rogerknowlton

      July 17, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Thanks so much Deb. I would like for your prayers to be answered as well!


  5. PJ

    July 17, 2012 at 5:45 am

    God told me a long time ago that you should write a book..been praying already ha!! Glad YOU are on board now too. :0)


  6. Pat Jonker

    July 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I know that prayer is something i continue to wonder about. Write on, Roger. I will pray.


    • rogerknowlton

      July 18, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      No more wondering. My book will answer all of your questions, Pat! Hah! Thanks for praying!



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