Do you believe there is an elite group of intercessors who have a gift for praying prophetically — but you’re sure you aren’t one of them — and you’re also quite sure you will never be invited to join the club? Have you ever sat down to pray and then thought, “Now what do I do? I don’t have a clue what comes next.”
The Master Is Calling, by Lynne Hammond, is just the book for you. The subtitle is Discovering the Wonders of Spirit-Led Prayer, and that is exactly what Lynne leads us into, with her simple explanation of how to tap into the Spirit and her comforting assurance that if she could learn how to do it, we can too.
I like books that explain things without a lot of complexity, yet are full of solid teaching, and this is one of those books. The way Lynne talks about prayer fired me with renewed ardor to wait upon the Lord to hear His heart. I needed to be reminded, once again, that it is time to slow down and be in His Presence just for His sake — and that it is out of such times that mighty, answer-receiving prayer flows. And she talks about the dearness of the Word — always a big deal for me!
She uses Isaiah 56:7 — “… My house will be called a house of prayer ….” to teach a concept I particularly like: back in the OT, the temple was God’s house, and it was to be a place of prayer. But since the Holy Spirit has been given to believers, we are the temple, and therefore we are His house of prayer!
I was sorry to have come to the end of this book. Every moment in it was a refreshing time, and I felt like the Lord was already bending near to me even while I was reading it. I no more than finished it and I started reading it through again.
If you’ve not yet done so, do read The Master Is Calling. And if you already have, but it’s been awhile, do yourself a favor and read it again.
The Master Is Calling at Amazon.