The Prayer of Agur: Ancient Wisdom for Discovering Your Sweet Spot in Life (Hardcover)
Discover a simple prayer with life-changing potential for our hectic times:
“Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread” (Proverbs 30:8).
This heartfelt, unexpected request from a little-known biblical author named Agur is the only prayer in all of Proverbs, yet it contains surprising insights for living with purpose and satisfaction.
Life in the twenty-first century is way out of balance, careening between extremes. Too many individuals, families, churches, and communities are trapped by the conflicting desire to live simply or accumulate wealth. So, this humble prayer has larger-than-life implications. We can achieve soul-satisfying equilibrium in our jobs, personal ministry, and relationships. Open your heart to Agur’s wit and wisdom and you can learn to
• escape imbalance
• overcome fear of failure and eliminate envy
• joyfully pursue your passions
• reap the eternal rewards of trusting God
• find your personal sweet spot
In The Prayer of Agur, best-selling author and radio producer Jay Payleitner faithfully unpacks the wit and wisdom of this Old Testament passage, giving readers insight into how they can find a new perspective on the value of humility, the perks of moderation, and the eternal rewards of trusting God.
About the Author
Jay Payleitner is an affable and honest communicator who spent two decades producing national radio programs featuring Josh McDowell, Chuck Colson, TobyMac, and others. He is a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the author of more than twenty books totaling more than a half-million copies sold. He’s a longtime partner of Iron Sharpens Iron and the National Center for Fathering. Jay and his wife live near Chicago, where they have raised five kids and loved on ten foster babies.