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Blog Talk Radio: January 3, 2017

Shirley Crowder


Shirley is passionate about disciple-making, which is conducted in and through a myriad of ministry opportunities that include biblical counseling, teaching Bible studies, and writing. She is Biblical counselor commissioned by, and serving on the national Advisory Team for, The Addiction Connection. She is co-host of “Think on These Things,” a Birmingham AL radio/TV program for women; and a freelance writer. Several of her articles have appeared in “Paper Pulpit” in the Faith section of The Gadsden (Alabama)Times. She is also a writer for David C. Cook, Life Bible Study, and Woman’s Missionary Union publications. She is published as an author, co-author, and contributing author.


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The Study Guide on Prayer is designed to help you study, individually or in a group setting, the book, Prayer: It’s Not About You by Harriet E. Michael. As you work your way through this study guide, you will read Prayer: It’s Not About You, chapter by chapter. Then you will be guided to interact with the teachings, principles, and practices contained in Scripture and Prayer: It’s Not About You.

It is the author's prayer that as you work this Study Guide on Prayer, you will gain knowledge and a better understanding of prayer. This knowledge and understanding, through the work of the Holy Spirit, will lead you to incorporate the teachings, principles, and practices in the book into your prayer life so that as your passion to pray increases, it will result in a strengthened relationship with God the Father, through Jesus Christ His Son.

We have two primary means of communicating with God—the Bible and prayer. But what is prayer, really? This book of 50 devotions will help you look at many facets of prayer. Each devotion is centered around prayer and focuses on verses from the Old Testament and the New Testament that speak about prayer. We pray the Holy Spirit would work through these devotions to help you gain a better understanding of prayer and to ignite or deepen your passion to know Him better, resulting in you experiencing a richer more powerful prayer life."


The authors, Shirley Crowder and Harriet E. Michael are lifelong friends whose parents served as missionaries in Nigeria, West Africa. Their friendship has spanned across two continents, numerous states, and many, many years.

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A Companion to Prayer: It's Not About You

Available in print and e-book.

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