3SummaryThe book is divided into five major sections: Daily Prayers, Growth Prayers,Difference-
Making Prayers, Depth Prayers, and Stretching Prayers. The book’s
introduction lays the foundation for the 31 chapters being the 31 different flavors of Baskin Robbins ice cream. Each prayer represents a different perspective (flavor) onprayer. Earley starts out with a chapter on intimacy prayer describing how God wants tobe o
ne’s Abba father. That it is alright for one to want to crawl into the lap of God and let
Him surround them with His arms. The second chapter describes the solitude prayerwhere one follows the example of the Lord and secludes themselves for a time torecharge their energy. Chapter three describes the idea of simple prayers. It is the ongoingcontinual conversation with God.
Chapter four describes praying for wisdom. It is based
upon Solomon’s prayer in 1 Kings 3:7
-9. The fifth chapter describes success prayerswhere one asks God to grant them success in their endeavors.Growth PrayersIn the next seven chapters Earley describes prayers that will help one to grow intheir relationship with the Lord. He describes such aspects of being thankful for all thatGod has done (Chapter6). He describes how one can truly be set free from the bondage of sin (Chapter7). He describes how one can go about laying one
s burden before the Lordand letting Him solve it (Chapter 8). Earley describes a prayer that allows God to searchthe innermost parts of
soul and draw out any iniquity (Chapter 9). Chapter ten
Prayer Odyssey: a Journey to Life-Changing Prayer
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