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Book Review: He Wakens Me

by Gerry Wakeland

Book Review of He Wakens Me: How to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Pray by Dr. Wesley E. Johnson

“I want to pray, really I do, I just don’t know what to say. Does God even listen to me?” Words I’ve heard repeatedly throughout many years of ministry. Words I’ve said myself a time or two, or more.

In his numerous years as a pastor, Dr. Wesley E. Johnson has also heard these comments, which urged him to share from his own personal prayer life, providing his readers a vivid account of how the power of prayer can and will change your life.  Filled with intimate examples and prayer practices, He Wakens Me opens a door to new dimensions in your dialogue with God and subsequently leads you to a deeper relationship with Christ, a more personal relationship.

You will learn the techniques of breath prayers and how to create them. Delve into the discipline of lectio divina (divine reading.) and discover how it will help you discern God’s plan for your life. Uncover the significance of praying in community. Recognize the importance of soul friendship and how having a soul friend to share your burdens with helps you through the toughest of times. You will be encouraged to apply these methods to your own spiritual routine thereby experiencing an individual encounter with the Savior.

Throughout Johnson’s book, you will find narratives from participants of API (Awakenings Prayer Institute) that validate Johnson’s teachings. Personal testimony of how Johnson’s methods worked for them. These accounts will encourage you to take that leap of faith and dive deeper.

He Wakens Me is your personal invitation to fully engage with God, heart and soul. If you are longing for a deeper, more intimate relationship with your Creator, then this book will show you how to acquire it. Get the book, read it, savor it, and most of all, practice the methods and techniques Johnson shares. You will be wakened to an exciting new life and experience Christ as never before.

Order your copy of He Wakens Me: How to Pray When You Don’t Know What to Pray by Dr. Wesley E. Johnson where books are sold.


An avid reader, Gerry Wakeland has served in many ministry positions. Fulfilling a longtime goal, she graduated from the Soul Shepherding Institute in 2018 and currently serves as a commissioned spiritual director. Her greatest passion is teaching God’s Word as she mentors young women in their walk with the Lord. “Our spiritual life is meant to be a journey in which God uses spiritual companions to help guide our way closer to Him.”  She loves to share the books she reads with those God places in her path. Contact Gerry at [email protected]



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