New book challenges Christians to think outside of the ‘Western Christian’ mindset of prayer
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New book challenges Christians to think outside of the ‘Western Christian’ mindset of prayer

Julia Dee Motycka announces publication of ‘Power, Prayer, and Spiritual Warfare’


SAN ANTONIO – Believers are challenged to set aside the mind-set that most “Western Christians” have acquired about prayer and open their minds to the teachings of scripture in the new book “Power, Prayer, and Spiritual Warfare: Harnessing the Power of Christ as God Intended” (published by WestBow Press) by Julia Dee Motycka. “As believers we have living in us the same power that God used to speak the creation of the world and the same power that raised Jesus from the dead,” she says. The book contains a foreword by Max Lucado.


Motycka wants to encourage her readers to see how God designed prayer to work. What she presents in the book deals mainly with “horizontal” prayer (sending God’s power out to change lives) in contrast to “vertical” prayer (time spent talking and listening to God). She acknowledges both are crucial to Christian living, but feels that believers asking God to fill them with his power without also sending God’s power out to do its work may leave many describing their prayer life as “powerless.”


Motycka shares the personal journey she went through as she asked God to show her how prayer works. She believes this book is what God has shown her through her prayers and studies and she hopes it will encourage Christians to utilize the “most precious and powerful gift that God gave us, the power of God.”


“Power, Prayer, and Spiritual Warfare”

By Julia Dee Motycka

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 122 pages | ISBN 9781973655954

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 122 pages | ISBN 9781973655930

E-Book | 122 pages | ISBN 9781973655947

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


About the Author

Julia Dee Motycka is passionate and inspiring, and she has a heart to understand the deeper secrets of God’s word. During her 40 year journey toward the truth, she has been willing to wrestle with God for answers while enduring the relentless attacks of the enemy. A dedicated wife and the mother of three Christ-centered adult children and seven grandchildren, Motycka serves alongside her husband, Scott, as an elder couple at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. Motycka enjoys encouraging women to press on to be all that God meant for them to be, and her extra time is spent camping, working in her yard, and running a home business that enables her to share Christ with women in her area. More information is available on her website at


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