Dr. Tofade supports his belief that desperate prayers are answered by giving examples of individuals in the Bible who use prayer to escape tough situations. Blind Bartimaeus cried out for mercy. Hannah made a vow unto the Lord when she asked Him to open up her womb. Desperate Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and pleaded for his life. Elijah prayed seven times for the heavens to release rain; he would not accept defeat. Jacob wrestled with God until his name was changed along with his destiny. Each of these people experienced the power of prayer become real in their lives.
This book demonstrates there are several different ways to build your faith in prayer. According to the author, there are secret methods that move the hand of God. One method is fasting which keeps us from danger as proven by Esther and Jehoshaphat. A second way is making a vow. Jonah made a vow so that he would be released from the belly of the whale. Another method is to give a sacrificial offering of praise and even money. Dr. Tofade covers every aspect of praying in a crisis. How to “see opportunity in the adversity”. He states “God’s open doors are often disguised as problems.” According to Dr. Tofade, PUSH stands for Pray until something happens. When there seems to be silence about your situation, keep praying. John 16:24 says “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
In this book, Dr. Tofade stresses the difference between worry and prayer. He points us to the scriptures which encourages us to “cast our cares” on God. This book points the reader to places in God’s Word that give evidence of powerful prayers being successfully answered. This book is a weapon in the warfare of life because it gives directions on how to pray with prayer points. 100 prayer points for different desperate situations including: Financial Situations, Family and Children, Fighting for Marriage, Health and Fighting Sickness, Spiritual and Demonic Attacks, and When Facing Dangers and Troubles.
As a believer that has faced many challenges in life, I sometimes doubt if God is listening to my prayers. Reading a book like this one encourages me to continue praying. This book not only gives examples of desperate prayers being answered, it persuades us to apply desperate prayers to challenges in our lives. I use this book to pray for a difficult situation in my life. Each time I utilize the prayer points in the back of this book to boost my talk with God. Sometimes when I do not know what to say, I read aloud some prayer points and say “God listen to this.” Next, I quietly listen to God guide me through my difficulty. This book is teaching me to see prayer more as a conversation; not as a grocery list for God.