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Entertaining God and Influencing Cities

P. Douglas Small

228 pages
Alive Publications
"Prayer is not about words and requests," says Doug Small in Entertaining God and Influencing Cities. "It is not even the first and foremost about intercession. That will come. Prayer is about hosting God in a world from which He has been excluded. In prayer, you declare that God is not only welcome, but He is invited… you host Him in your heart and your home, the church and your corporation." Prayer says, "God, please don't pass me by! Please let a little water be brought that I might wash your feet! How can I care for Your needs, God?" Prayer is entertaining God, hosting His presence in a world that is increasingly hostile to Him. Entertaining God invites Him to reveal His secrets to us as His mysteries are unwrapped in riddles that slowly unravel over time. Their meanings become clearer as days and years go by. He uncovers spirits that lurk behind men and movements. These encounters with God in prayer open up treasures of knowledge we would never know were it not for the initiative of the Spirit.
Author Bio
P. Douglas Small is a Bible teacher—that is the love of his life. He has served as a pastor and on the faculty of a number of accredited Bible Colleges, but his focus for twenty-five years has been teaching and training in pastor’s events, conferences and schools. He is an Ordained Bishop. And he is the founding president of Alive Ministries. He conducts schools of prayer and consultations for cities wanting to engage in a ‘decade of destiny’, working with pastors, vocational Christians and intercessors. Doug is married to Barbara Ruth with whom he shares five children and seventeen grandchildren.