The Prayer Of Agur – Book Review

The Prayer Of Agur

The Prayer Of Agur – Ancient Wisdom for Discovering Your Sweet Spot in Life by Jay Payleitner

Twenty years ago, Bruce Wilkinson came across a little-known prayer in 1 Chronicles 4:10 that caused him to pause – think about the things he prayed for and why he prayed for them – and to share his experience with others. His book, The Prayer Of Jabez, resonated with so many people that it became an international best-seller that continues to inspire readers to this very day!

If you liked The Prayer Of Jabez or enjoy discovering simple, scriptural prayers that can help you to change your outlook and approach to life, then Jay Payleitner’s new book, The Prayer Of Agur, is going to be of particular interest to you!

If you are wondering who Agur is, the answer may surprise you: Agur is a little-known prophet who wrote Chapter 30 of Proverbs and in the process, penned the only prayer in the entire book! The Prayer Of Agur breaks down the entire prayer and its significance to our lives, with emphasis on this portion of the prayer:

Give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the name of my God.
– Proverbs 30:8-9 (NIV)

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When I shared this prayer with my husband, he jokingly referred to this as “the middle class prayer” but, as you’ll discover, The Prayer Of Agur is about so much more than finances! By meditating on its precepts and exploring the concepts that Jay outlines in this short but fascinating book, you’ll find that this prayer provides us with a pattern for trusting God in the midst of uncertainty, remaining faithful to him in spite of circumstances, and pursuing balance in our lives.

The Prayer Of Agur is an easy-to-read book that is filled with many practical spiritual applications. I encourage you to now only pick up a copy for yourself but also to share it with your family and friends!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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  1. Fascinating
    I love that proverb, but had never thought of it as a prayer. Great review –thanks!

  2. Sounds really interesting.

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