The Prayer of Jehoshaphat develops King Jehoshaphat's prayer in 2 Chronicles 20 to give us focus, stability, strength, courage and direction in times of great distress. In the overwhelming circumstances that enter our lives, Stanley D. Gale directs us to take hold of the hand of our God who leads us from the point of crisis to gather up his blessings for us deposited by the storm.
Each chapter can serve as a workstation where we bring others or linger ourselves with God, wrestling with the perspective brought to bear on our need, as we follow the movement from bleakness to blessing.
"Stan Gale's book points us afresh to Christ as the one who answers our prayers in the midst of great suffering and challenge and in the everyday struggles we face. It is a lively, life-giving book, for which I am grateful in my own life." — J. Alan Groves
"Stan Gale is a fine guide, partner, and pastor as he directs our attention to Jehoshaphat's wonderful prayer. He sets a pace that allows us to use the prayer rather than merely know it. The mark of a good book is that it can change the way we pray. According to that criterion, for me, this is certainly a very fine book." — Ed Welch
"One of the most important lessons we need to learn is how to let Scripture shape our praying. Pastor Stan Gale thoughtfully teaches us how to do that by using the prayer of Jehoshaphat. All will benefit from the book, but those in the midst of major crises will find it particularly helpful." — Stephen Smallman
Stanley D. Gale serves as senior minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania.