Today the church is living in times of great discrimination. There is a rise of interest groups who speak out against Christianity, and Christians are drawing inward for prayer in privacy. In her latest book, Pray Out Loud: Your Voice Can Change the Atmosphere (ISBN-13: 978-1-62999-762-9, Charisma House), bestselling author Kimberly Daniels is reassuring Christians to boldly confess their prayers out in the open.
Daniels says, “People have turned from reading their Bibles and spending time with God to spending time with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. Please don’t misunderstand me because I see that these can be great platforms to win souls; but I’m afraid we may be losing more souls than we are winning.”
Daniels shares that she sees now is the time for the Church to rise up from mediocrity and fully take charge of their relationship and power in Christ. This, she believes, comes best through prayers, praises, declarations, repentance, and knowledge of the Word of God, topics which she explores in her book. She advocates that this kind of intimacy with God can come from a first step of “commanding the morning.”
“When we rise early in the morning, it is all about dominion,” Daniels says. “God gave us dominion over everything he created. The morning provides a mountain-moving platform for intercession. The light shakes darkness from the four corners of creation, and the dayspring gets in place to move every mountain of rebellion.”
Daniels hopes that this book will train and equip readers to overcome their intimidations, command their mornings, and receive impartation to intercede with power. She highlights the declarations and decrees throughout Pray Out Loud to inspire and participate with readers in their spiritual growth.
Many people believe prayer should be offered up only in the privacy of sanctuaries or the seclusion of prayer closets. This book defies that idea, and as Daniels writes, “we as believers can open our mouths and proclaim the good news. We cannot be ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, ‘for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (Rom. 1:16).’”