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How Prayer Impacts Lives: 41 Christians and their Conversations with God (Mackenzie)

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People are remarkably different but intriguingly the same. 

For every believer there is the one true God to whom they pray, but then every believer has a different story to tell you about how prayer has impacted their life.

Over forty different people from various stages and walks of life summarise what prayer means to them, how it has been their life strength and a direct communication to their Creator, Lord and Savior.

The Theologian and the young mother. The entrepreneur and the charity worker. The doctor and the artist. The ex-Muslim and the southern belle.

We know how different they are but we also see their similarities...their search for truth, their need for Divine love, their longing to be intimate with God in prayer.

Through these testimonies we see how prayer is work but it's also relationship; how it's not about a legalistic act that will make God love us more than he already's about coming alongside God, our Heavenly Father, as his child - ready to love, to say sorry, to praise God for what he has done to simply ask.



  1. Adrian Reynolds
  2. Alasdair and Hilary Cameron
  3. Allan M. Harman
  4. Andrew Quigley
  5. Andy and Jennifer Gill
  6. Ann Benton
  7. Barbara Giarratana
  8. Cameron Tallach
  9. Carine Mackenzie
  10. Catherine Mackenzie
  11. David Joy
  12. David Robertson
  13. David C. Searle
  14. Dayspring Macleod
  15. Dorothy Patterson
  16. Esther Harding
  17. Heather Holdsworth
  18. Heather Thompson
  19. Ishbel Murray
  20. Jessie McFarlane
  21. Joanna Black
  22. John Ferguson
  23. John Piper
  24. John van Eyk
  25. Katie Maclean
  26. Kenneth Mackenzie
  27. Lucille Travis
  28. Magdolna McAlister
  29. Maureen Ross
  30. Nancy Messner
  31. Nicole Watson
  32. Patrick Sookhdeo
  33. Penny Reeve
  34. Rebecca VanDoodewaard
  35. Robin Sydserff
  36. Roger Carswell
  37. Rana Matheson
  38. Ruth Box
  39. Stephen Barton
  40. Steve Brady
  41. Wallace Benn



Catherine Mackenzie has written several biographies for young teens in the Trailblazers series as well as other titles for younger children. She lives in Scotland and has several nieces and nephews – a perfect practice audience!



"When God hungers for some special satisfaction, he seeks out a prayer to answer. Our prayer is the sweet aroma from the kitchen ascending up into the King's chambers making him hungry for the meal." - John Piper ~ founder and teacher of, and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary

"Whether I am having 'a great day', whatever that means, or a 'bad hair' one and feeling about as spiritual as a plate of spam sandwiches, I need to remind myself that because of Jesus I may always come to my Father, inspired and energized by the Holy Spirit." - Steve Brady ~ Principal, Moorlands College

"Yes, He does meet needs and answer our petitions; and prayer is the tool for responding to that provision with a heart of gratitude." - Dorothy K. Patterson ~ Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, Texas

"One day I will die - until then I will live on this earth thankful to God that I am living proof that prayer does indeed impact lives." - David Robertson ~ Pastor of St Peter's Free Church of Scotland, Dundee