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Praying Personalities

In Praying Personalities, author Janet McHenry helps readers determine their particular praying personality by examining the praying styles of biblical people, spiritual gifts, various ideas about personality, generational praying practices, and learning styles. The book includes scores of bulleted suggestions for developing a praying lifestyle that works for individuals. She has also created a Praying Personality Quiz for readers (available in the book and online) to help narrow down the style that will most naturally fit into how they process a prayer life.

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Book review of Praying Personalities:

Prayer Freedom

When you want to know about a subject you go to the experts and when it comes to prayer Janet McHenry is an expert. She has written and taught about prayer for decades.

I found freedom in the pages of this book, as I realized I had tried to fit into a mold that didn’t work for me. It was like trying to put a square peg into a round hole. I no longer have to fill out a journal of prayer requests or follow a formula that doesn’t fit. I could breathe, smile and relax as I took the pieces that matched me perfectly, discarded what wasn’t, and combined them into my own unique style that was a perfect fit for me. One size doesn’t fit everyone.

I love how the book was sectioned into four parts. Part 1 was my favorite, reading about the heroes and heroines of the Faith that I have long admired and studied. I quickly realized I had created my unique praying style from many of them. In parts 2 & 3, Janet did a wonderful job explaining the different personality tests that exist and how they could apply to our praying personality, as well as looking at the Spiritual Gifts which gives a bigger clue to how God wires each of us for prayer. I even found that my praying style has changed in different seasons of my life and that is OK too. Sometimes the best prayer we can pray is Jesus, help.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to pray and find freedom in your prayer life, look no further than Praying Personalities. You may find you are a Friend of God or a Peace Seeker, and maybe you will find you are a unique combination of several as I did.

~Laurie Jeron

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Author Janet McHenry

Author Janet McHenry

Janet McHenry is author of 26 books—including the bestselling PrayerWalk and The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus. She serves as the coordinator of prayer ministries at The Bridge Church in Reno and on the California leadership team ​for the National Day of Prayer. Recognized nationally for her prayerwalking, she and her husband Craig raised their four children in the Sierra Valley of northern California, where he is a cattle rancher.

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