About Take Every Thought to Prayer

Take Every Thought to Prayer puts God at the center of literally everything. With hundreds of prayers about the thoughts and feelings common to the human experience, it will be hard-pressed for the reader not to find in this book prayers that resonate with whatever challenges they are currently facing. This book will be on the shelf of pastors, counselors, and ministry leaders who share it with clients who are seeking the true reasons as to why they are struggling in life. Charles Wagner has weaved the same Biblical theme into just about every prayer, that human beings suffer because they live in rebellion from God. Though the book has a very clear message about confession and repentance, the prayers are compassionate and understanding, speaking lovingly into hundreds of situations in which people suffer. The prayers reflect heartfelt cries to God from those living in the 21st century and convey the wisdom God has taught Charles through his own season of intense adversity.

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The author has a unique writing voice that is charismatic and passionate while being incredibly sincere and profound at the same time. One-of-a-kind observations and descriptive language fill the pages. He draws from his amazing life experiences, both painful and joyful, to create this magnum opus of a collection of prayers. The breadth of topics covered in this volume alone are astounding, making it a resource that believers from all walks of life and backgrounds can consult and treasure as a part of their devotional time with God. Above all, the author’s vision of pointing readers to daily reliance upon God as God rather than ourselves is a refreshing theme throughout the book.

The Writer's Edge Review

Charles, your work is truly unique!...your thoroughly humble and vulnerable author “voice” (highly relatable!) and the basic teaching that comes through about who God is and how we can relate to him. In a sense, you have modeled how to bring all our thoughts and feelings and challenges and experiences before the Lord, and I sense that this is a deep need for believers today—to learn how to be in prayer with God.

Reader Testimonials

  • This book has alot of depth. It is certainly something that can really change lives. It flows beautifully. Impressive.
  • Honestly, my first thought was that someone might be reluctant to buy the book if they have only 1 or 2 prayers relevant to their unique circumstances. However, as I read the book, I was fascinated. There were a whole bunch of prayers applicable to me. It struck me. They connected with me. I was like "wow!" I didn't expect the book to connect with me personally but it did. I can certainly see pastors and elders using this book counseling people. You have a gift. This is very well written.
  • Your approach has a valuable collection of prayers and ways to get started in prayer. It's a book you can go to for a particular problem in life. It will be a blessing to those in need.
  • In a time when the country needs some hope, guidance, and love there is nothing better than this prayer book that will encourage and uplift the sad souls. Being able to look at a page on a book that reminds you that everything will be okay is so powerful. Prayers are what holds us together during hard times so that we can grow past it without falling apart. I am a Muslim female, my plan is to get copies for my best friends who are Christian, Hebrew, and Mennonite because we all agree that prayer is the only way that we are still pushing and the greatest gift is a reminder of faith.
  • It's not the same old - same old. It is interesting reading more in tune with the times. I wanted to keep reading.
  • The book makes it easy to understand ways to make changes in attitude.  Reminds us there is hope for this world and not just heaven.
  • I certainly believe that you have something here with enormous potential and I hope that it lifts off, that you are encouraged, and that it develops into something amazing.
  • I loved your intro where you talked about the original sin being that people think they are God. I think this book has the potential to really work in a lot of people's lives. I can see offshoots and sequels like Bible Studies & Sunday School lessons, Devotionals, etc.
  • I think it is an awesome work, both in the sheer effort and creativity involved, and in the uniqueness of what it is doing and addressing. It could be a powerful witness and perhaps a venue to connect people to the real God of the universe and savior of mankind.
  • Very impressive. There is great breadth of coverage there. You have explored the spectrum of human experience.
  • Readers of this book will know they aren't alone.
  • Your book looks like it might become a classic.
  • I think you have something here. You take an incarnational approach, meeting people where they are in their messed up thinking and situations and give them voice, not unlike the psalms that give us permission to be real before God. I like your writing. It's clear and vivid. I didn't read all the prayers but what I read was biblical. In fact, I like how you communicate biblical truth and counsel in the context of real life situations. I think people will relate. It is certainly useful for the general Christian population.

E-Book released August 21, 2017
Hardcopy release early September 2017

Marketing Fall 2017: direct sales to churches and ministries, social media, new release catalog, press release, Christian book catalog, Internet advertising

Marketing Summer 2018: 2018 ICRS Tradeshow.

Volume 1 - Prayers to Love God

I n the first volume of this book, Prayers to Love God, we pray about our relationship with God. We pray about our attitudes, motivations, and character. We pray about what it looks like to live each day for Him. We cry out to God about the problems we are facing in our lives.

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T he author requests that you purchase the book through Xulon Press. The additional earnings per book he receives through the publisher's store will enable him to increase his investment into the Gramazin ministry. Read more

E-Book and Hardcopy to be released late August or early September 2017

Marketing: Refer to volume 1 above

Volume 2 - Prayers to Love Our Neighbor

I n the second volume of this book, Prayers to Love Our Neighbor, we pray about our relationships with other people. We pray about our thoughts and feelings as we experience the highs and the lows of interacting with people each day. I share the story of the origin of this book and how the book fits into the larger plan God has called me to.

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T he author requests that you purchase the book through Xulon Press. The additional earnings per book he receives through the publisher's store will enable him to increase his investment into the Gramazin ministry. Read more

About The Author

Charles Wagner is the founder of Gramazin, a project to encourage churches around the US to feature believer testimonies and volunteer stories prominently on their websites. He envisions a December 2020 nation-wide celebration of testimonies by the church. A web marketing professional and former Pennsylvania resident, Charles lives in Cape Ann, Massachusetts with his wife Karen. He has a son and a daughter from his first marriage as well as two step-daughters. He is a volunteer in various charities and ministries. Visit www.gramazin.com for more information.

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NOTE - It is my intention to be more committed to social media upon the release of my first two books. However, activity with the advancement of Gramazin may result in infrequent postings in my social media. As I'm sure you understand, I'm looking for connections with people I know or who are connected with someone I know. If that doesn't describe you, please connect with me by sending me a Facebook message, a Twitter Direct Message, a LinkedIn Inmail, or direct email. Share with me how the books or the Gramazin mission resonates with you. I'm eager to get to know you.

Charles, why am I suffering so much?

Charles, why is your agenda?