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Authority in Prayer: Praying with Power and Purpose [Paperback]

By Dutch Sheets (Author)
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A clear picture of the power God has reserved for His children to help advance His kingdom is painted in a guide to prayer for all who want to live in greater freedom, effectiveness, and godly power. Original.

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Experience Greater Power, Purpose, and Passion through Prayer
Dutch Sheets reveals how Christians don't need to walk in weakness and powerlessness when the Bible says all authority shall be given to them through Christ. He paints a clear picture of the power God has reserved for his children to help advance his kingdom. Here is a book for all believers who want a powerful, effective prayer life, but more than that, it's for all who want to live in greater freedom, effectiveness, and godly power.

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Studio: Bethany House
Pages   185
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.42" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2007
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
Edition  Reprinted  
ISBN  0764204068  
ISBN13  9780764204067  
UPC  9780764204067  

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More About Dutch Sheets

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and conference speaker. He travels extensively, ministering throughout the U.S. and in other nations, empowering believers for passionate prayer and societal transformation. Dutch has also pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries, and served on the board of directors of numerous organizations.

Dutch has written twenty books, many of which have been translated into more than thirty languages, including the bestseller Intercessory Prayer. His newest book, Dream, was released in April 2012.

Dutch's greatest passion is to see America experience a sweeping revival and return to its godly heritage. He burns to see people find God's "dream" for them and tap into their destiny. Dutch is a messenger of hope for America, encouraging believers to contend for awakening in our day and reformation in our lifetime. In 2012, Dutch was named executive director of Christ For The Nations Institute. Both Dutch and his wife, Ceci, are graduates of CFNI. Dutch and Ceci have been married for 35 years and have two grown daughters, a wonderful son-in-law, and an incredible grandson. They are residents of the Dallas area. For more information, visit

Dutch Sheets currently resides in Colorado Springs, in the state of Colorado.

Dutch Sheets has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Life Points

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Reviews - What do customers think about Authority In Prayer?

Best Book on Prayer  Nov 9, 2006
This is the best book on prayer I have ever read.
Thus Saith The Lord  Oct 13, 2006
Scripturally based, Prophetically Decreed, of a God Ordained Ministry. Good for the Soul, the Mind, and the Heart. Learn from a teacher of a
"Five-Fold Ministry." - Believe and Receive -

A Good Read for one searching for more of Jesus Christ and a learning tool for one being raised into more knowledge in the Spirit of The Lord of Hosts.

There's a Supernatural element to be released by Praying in and with the Authority given by the Blood of Jesus. The Power of God can overcome all forces through the hands, feet, and mouth of the Believer, in The Name of Jesus. He has given us that Authority. Read how God directs His Apostles, Prophets, and all Priest-hood believer's in decrees with that Authority!

An Excellent Book for the Warrior of God, for the Gap-Stander, for the Mid-night Prayer Warrior. The Sword will come alive in you after you embrace this message.

In His Service
A comprehensive and easy read!   Jul 13, 2006
This book was tremendous! It is the perfect book for the believer who wants a deeper, more effective prayer life. Dutch Sheets is funny, engaging, and his book reads like a conversation over brunch! I can't say enough about this book. Do yourself a favor, buy the rest of his books because once you read this one you will be hungry for more. I did and it was WORTH it!
An inspirational book on getting the most out of prayer  Jun 1, 2006
Michele Howe Dutch Sheets --- prolific author, international speaker, and senior pastor of Springs Harvest Fellowship in Colorado Springs, CO --- speaks his heart's desire on matters of intercession, prayer, and hope for the United States. Sheets's text is heavy on the biblical how-tos of effective prayer in matters both personal and governmental. He details in each of his 14 chapters the step-by-step mental, emotional and spiritual stances Christians must take for their petitions to make a significant difference in today's world and in light of eternity.

With a gentle wit, Sheets shares in abundance his own experiences of victories won and lost on the prayer front. He also excitedly describes those moments when spiritual breakthrough arrived and he realized the power of personal prayer as God's designed link to overcoming evil, experiencing an abundant life, and embracing a God-ordained vision for the world at large.

Sheets's writing is nothing if not contagious. His excitement on the topic of prayer (an oft-well worn one) will bring rejuvenation to even the most complacent Christian follower. In his opening chapter, Sheets defines the believer's motivation (a God-ordained one) to rule and govern. Citing Webster's Dictionary, men and women were created to direct and control; to maintain the superiority, and NOT "be lorded over by other people, evil forces, or even unfortunate circumstances." Sheets continues to explain that even though much of this "God-given propensity" lost the majority of its purity at the Fall, the innate longing to govern remains a God-ordained desire.

Sheets highlights the fact that most Christians live lives of quiet despair and defeat. Frequently, they are undercut and undermined by circumstances, complacency and fear. So what exactly does Sheets suggest? A three-point system for consistent victory --- developing a strategy to take control of one's "private" world that includes thoughts, body, and actions as the starting position; reaching toward one's "extended" world by way of governing over home, family, business and possessions; and finally, Christians must catch the vision of governing the "universal" world that includes institutions, cultures, societies and governments.

While this plan may appear simplistic, Sheets's method requires careful and wise forethought, continued exercise of faith, and an attitude of persistent fortitude. He proposes his personal tactics for achieving a life of consistent victory in all matters pertaining to prayer and the spirit realm (which in truth, overflows into every area of existence).

* Principle one: Becoming a Christian and living a life characterized by purity. These are no-brainer essentials for the man or woman who seeks to impact the world via prayer.
* Principle two: Adhering to "the principle of concentric expansion," meaning no one can claim more authority over one's own life than that person; as circles widen, authority decreases.
* Principle three: Developing a sound understanding and knowledge of God and the Bible.
* Principle four: Understanding God's heart and desiring to see that which He values most come to pass.
* Principle five: Learning to develop a listening and discerning heart that, in turn, accurately represents God's will.
* Principle six: Realizing that others' actions may in part determine a specific outcome or breakthrough.
* Principle seven: Accepting the assignment God has given and utilizing the authority needed to accomplish the task.

Avid readers of prayer books will discover realistic and pointed direction in Sheets's text. His call for prayer involvement in governmental issues has never been timelier.

--- Reviewed by Michele Howe
A must read!  Apr 29, 2006
If there is one area in life Christians need clear thinking in--it is the area of prayer. Dutch Sheets is on the forefront of understanding and appropriating the power of prayer to accomplish God's purposes. Interestingly though, prayer is not about you. It is about understanding that God is in charge, that you can choose to live in obedience to Him or not. And that if you are going to live in obedience, then you need to pray with His authority to be in charge of your personal life--rather than letting Satan control and manipulate you life.

There's the "what" of the book. Now you need to read the book to get the "how and why." Dutch Sheets does a wonderful job of weaving personal experience, the experience of others, and the teaching of scripture to make a compelling case for praying with authority.

Sheets wants believers to experience "being more than conquerors," "being a royal priesthood," and to "rule and reign" with Christ--not have it be words that are heard, but never experienced. His position is that too many people say the words, or hear them, but seldom have the experience that tells them that the words are true--true for each believer, not just anointed Christian leaders.

This book is about:
-- praying with authority and taking back the streets, schools, cities, and governments that for too long have operated without acknowledging the sovereignty of God.
--learning to pray with authority and experiencing what it is to walk in truth and peace instead of stress and dissatisfaction.
-- ending the secret thoughts that we experience shame over and knowing at a core level God's peace, love, and forgiveness so that we forgive ourselves.
-- every believer and the buildings in which they gather becoming the highest and best that God intended them to be as they submit to His authority and then exercise His authority in prayer.
-- brokenness, surrender, healing and victory.

Armchair Interviews says: Don't just read this book, act on it, and pass it along to others.


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