PRAYING with a THANKFUL HEART: A Life Devoted to Prayer with Thanksgiving



Praying with a Thankful Heart is a book on prayer, but much more than that, it is a real-life, scripture-based devotional on living in the real world and the Kingdom of God at the same time. Rick has given us a genuine testimony of what it means to trust in the One who is absolutely trustworthy” (David White, Pastor, The Gathering Church, Moravian Falls, NC).

“You will be glad to have Rick’s story told to you and have the book in your library, but more importantly you will learn how better to sit with the Family [Father God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit] at the table they have prepared for you. It will be easier to be part of the Family conversations after reading this book” (Jim Hylton, Northwood Church, Keller, TX).

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Praying with a Thankful Heart takes the foundation of faith and thankfulness laid out in the author’s previous book, Extreme Gratitude, and shows that prayer is hearing from and talking with God. It is a perspective on prayer based on key passages that have influenced the author’s own prayer life, and which can be used in prayer for our own needs as well as in intercession for the needs of others. It is not meant to be a definitive work on prayer, or a theological treatise on the subject. Rather, it is a useful tool to which you can refer over and over to help enrich your prayer life.

“Rick’s personal journey facing Covid, especially the time he spent on a ventilator, serves as a reminder of how fragile life can be. Yet, it is through our extreme weaknesses that we truly learn just how extreme God’s presence, love and faithfulness really are” (David White, The Gathering Church, Moravian Falls, NC).

“Prayer is meant to be an important part of the life God intends for us to enjoy in this earth as well as the extension of life eternally as presented in this important book by Rick Carr. Jesus is the model of that kind of prayer life. Prayer starts with getting to know Jesus and His family. Instead of diving off the springboard into the pool of prayer, Rick walks the reader into the family room of the House of God. The God Family welcomes home everyone willing to accept the invitation to be part of God’s family. It is a family primarily know as the family that loves everyone, and whose primary expression of that love is thankfulness…. When I finished reading the introduction I thought, ‘This account of joining the Family discussion in prayer is worth the price of the entire book.'” (from the Foreword, by Jim Hylton, Northwood Church, Keller, TX).

Also available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions: Praying with a Thankful Heart