Wasted Prayer

Faith without obedience is dead. Prayer without action is wasted.

What would your life look like if you stopped praying about God’s will and just did it instead? How would your church look if it spent as much time serving as it spent praying about serving?

The truth is, sometimes when you think you’re praying, you’re really just procrastinating. And when you think you’re asking that God’s will be done, you’re really telling him no. In times that call for action, prayer can be disobedience in disguise. Wasted Prayer uncovers the ways we use prayer to dodge responsibility for the work God has assigned us.

Complete with punch-in-the-gut biblical exposition that will help get you off your knees—and out of your chair—Wasted Prayer will provide you with the jolt you need to start living like a Christian, instead of just praying like one.

It’s time to stop praying and start doing.

For years, I've helped people figure out what they should do with their lives. One of the biggest roadblocks is the fear of moving forward when you should be waiting on God. I'm extremely thankful that my friend and fellow thought leader Greg took on this challenge in this great book!

Jon Acuff - New York Times bestselling author of Start and Stuff Christians Like

Greg Darley has spent his life in pursuit of the things that matter most. This book is a manifesto for making your one precious life count.

Ben Arment - creator of STORY

Greg says, "The key is to stop praying and start doing." I told Greg when he pitched this book concept to me that he'd get pushback at the concept, but then I told him I wish I had written this book, but I'm glad he did. It's needed. I've watched so many times as the church I pastor "prays" about something so long that we actually miss the opportunities God was bringing our way. Looking back, I wish we had done what we already knew in our hearts we should be doing. The same is true in my personal life. This book will challenge and inspire you. And, you won't stop praying, You'll probably even pray more. But, you'll pray better prayers -- and do better and more Kingdom work.

Ron Edmondson - Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church

Wasted Prayer is a fresh call for Christians to pursue the dreams and visions that God gives. It will help you not only to reimagine prayer but the entire way in which you encounter God.

Rod Stafford - Senior Pastor Fairfax Community Church

There is a time for prayer. Then there is a time for action." Greg Darley's new book Wasted Prayer disturbs the part of me that wants distinct clarity before taking action. Yet time and time again God doesn't provide the blue prints, he simply provides the next step. Greg's advice to "Stop Praying. Start Doing." is both terrifying and liberating and will challenge you to hear from God in a new way.

Jenni Catron - church leader and author of CLOUT: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence

Greg is one of the brightest young leaders I know. He combines a passionate heart with a thoughtful approach to solving problems and helping people. Many people talk about trying to change the world. Greg's out doing that, today.

Jeff Henderson - Lead Pastor, Gwinnett Church

Greg Darley

is a social entrepreneur, speaker, and writer. In his role Director of College Mobilization for International Justice Mission (IJM), Greg's team leads IJM's more than 70,000 college students on hundreds of campuses across the country to engage in the work of justice. His team oversees hundreds of IJM Campus Chapters, the Stand For Freedom campaign, and the NorthStar Conference. Before coming to IJM, Greg was founder and director of BackstageLeadership.org, a national Christian leadership training program connecting and equipping Christian leaders, church planters, and pastors. He is a graduate of Clemson University and has an earned a Master's degree from Liberty Theological Seminary.

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