Listening Prayer

Learning to Hear God’s Voice and Keep a Prayer Journal

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In an age of noise, confusion, and hurry, we often don't hear the voice of God. But listening prayer can add a new dimension to the way one's soul comprehends the great disciplines. It's perfectly amazing how God not only answers prayer, but how our very mode of praying has the power to change our lives, says Leanne Payne.

Over twenty thousand readers have already learned how to improve their prayer life through Listening Prayer. Now available in paperback, this book explores the roadblocks that keep us from hearing God's healing word and sets forth a road map for conducting listening prayer. Drawing on years of experience through her ministry of personal healing, Payne gives helpful instructions on how to begin a prayer journal. This book is intended to be practical and easy to use, writes the author. My hope is that it will quickly usher you into a fuller prayer life.


Listening Prayer by Leanne Payne is an intensely practical book based on the author's rich experience of how to live now as a servant of Christ and His Word. There is nothing in print that surpasses it in this regard, and perhaps nothing that equals it. . . . You cannot categorize Leanne Payne. You simply have to 'come and see' the intelligence, imagination and courage with which this seasoned and daily associate of Jesus opens doors to the Kingdom.
--Dallas Willard

How can I describe a book that brings us into the very presence of God? In Listening Prayer, Leanne Payne causes us to look up and see God in his beauty, love, and splendor. I finished with tears of gratitude for God's indescribable gift.
--Rebecca Manley Pippert

I read Listening Prayer needing to learn. And I did--richly, helpfully, gratefully. This books needs to be read slowsly. It could help transform private worship for many.
--Os Guinness

I can imagine no more spiritually sensitive teacher than Leanne Payne to prompt us on a pathway toward a more prayerfully sensitive hearing and responding to God's voice.
--Jack W. Hayford

This book will become a modern classic and will be read and used by generations to come. Readers should do themselves a favor and take this book home and take it to heart as soon as possible.
--John H. Rodgers Jr.

The Author

  1. Leanne Payne

    Leanne Payne

    Leanne Payne was founder and president of Pastoral Care Ministries and the author of many articles and books, including Real Presence, Restoring the Christian Soul, and Listening Prayer.

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"Emphasizes the importance of listening to God and allowing Him to lead our prayers. . . . [A] rich work."--Discipleship Journal (July 1999)

"A deeply emotional and personal tribute to mothers. . . . A lot of laughter mixed amongst the tears, and the reader is sure to gain a profound appreciation not only for mothers but for life itself."--Topeka-Capital Journal (May 8, 1999)

"One of the best books ever written about prayer. . . . You'll find belssing in every page."--Virtue (May/June 1995)

"The author writes from decades of experience with both individuals and corporate bodies of the church employing listening prayer. Thus her writing is backed with a biblical basis and infused with experiences, a combination that counters a more mystical approach to hearing God's voice....I highly recommend the book to those interested in learning to hear God's voice."--Journal of Christian Nursing (Spring 2000)