The Book

I used to really struggle with prayer. But then I discovered the key to the prayer life I always wanted—I found my best prayer types. I’d like to pass the lessons onto you.

Made To Pray and its companion prayer assessment, will help you find your best prayer types. Discussion questions and conversation starters are included for deeper individual study or group times.

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What People Are Saying

Chris Heinz has a true passion for prayer. I’ve watched him energize audiences with his provoking thoughts. You’ll be energized, too, if you embrace his teaching. (Dannah Gresh, Best-selling Author and Speaker)

This book could radically change how you see God, your life, and your ministry. I believe Made To Pray will find itself on your “best prayer books” list. (Dr. Doug Shaw, President/CEO of International Students, Inc.)

The Bible Study group loves it. Some have read the entire book in less than a week time. It is so good you don’t want to put it down. It is an excellent book that everyone should experience. (Brenda)

I wanted to thank you for your book. Even though I consider myself a seasoned intercessor, your book helped me re-engage and refocus on praying during a very difficult time in my life. It helped me return to fundamental basics in strategizing how to pray. Thanks so much for your insight! (Sherry)

For Churches

Would you like your church to move in power? In some churches, prayer time is the most quiet, powerless time of the service. People excuse themselves to the restroom when they know prayer is coming. But what if your people came to church so they could pray together?

And when they did, you could tell they prayed during the week and were comfortable in prayer?

In Matthew 21:13, Jesus repeated the book of Isaiah, which said, “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” At its root, the church is called to be a house of prayer.

Made to Pray and its companion prayer assessment were designed to help churches to equip their people in prayer. By inspiring them with a vision of how great prayer can be, then helping them identify their best prayer types, Made to Pray is meant to be experienced together.


Are you one of the many people who approach God in prayer fearfully or with feelings of inadequacy? If so, this book is for you! These words written by Chris Heinz are God-inspired. I am delighted by the various ways of prayer articulated in this book. I will be sure to share it with my congregation. (Reverend Sally D. Zelker, Pastor of Morgenland Union Church, Orefield, PA)

Every chapter of Made to Pray brought new clarity and freedom to my communication with God. It seems that so many people are handcuffed to imitating another person’s prayer life. Made to Pray is a key to set people free, releasing them to a prayer life of great power and intimacy. (Janet Mylin, Prayer Coordinator for Centre Church, State College, PA)

Made to Pray is a fresh, biblical guide to developing a satisfying and fruitful prayer life. It’s a must-read for the Body of Christ as we seek a much needed prayer awakening in this generation. (MaryAlice Isleib, Author of Effective Fervent Prayer and Healing Toxic Emotions)

For Ministries

Do you lead a college ministry? Are you responsible to help men or women grow in Christ?

Since prayer is foundational to Christian growth, you need a way to strengthen prayer. Made to Pray will help you!

Bring your ministry through the process:

  • Take the companion prayer assessment
  • Read the book
  • Share the journey together through discussion questions
  • Not only will each person be built up, but your group will grow together

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Too much teaching on prayer is made of platitudes, sugar-laden sentiment, or guilt-inducing directives. But not this book. Chris Heinz has given us a language for prayer. This isn’t merely a book to be read, but a book to be experienced. I look forward to seeing what it unleashes in the lives of individuals and the church at large! (Steve Lutz, Author of College Ministry in a Post-Christian Culture)

The least attended meeting in the church today is the prayer meeting. Made to Pray is a solution to this problem. Not only will it make prayer enjoyable, it’s a must-read for people who want to see their cities and nations transformed as they remain connected with God 24/7 and understand they are made to pray. (King Flores, Founder of the “My City, God’s City Movement” in Philippines)

Can prayer actually be fun? In this entertaining, inspiring, and informative book, Chris Heinz helps you understand the way you were wired to talk with God and the many forms these sacred conversations can take. If you have found yourself floundering in prayer—or avoiding prayer altogether—this is the book for you. (Nate Larkin, Founder of the Samson Society and Author of Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood)

For Small Groups

Made to Pray was written for small groups so you can find your prayer types together. Every chapter has discussion questions and inspirational snip-its to spark conversation, so you can enrich your prayer lives as a community.

Celebrate your diversity in prayer. Take your entire small group through the assessment and the book. You’ll be glad you took the time to deepen your prayer lives together.


Chris Heinz offers personal and insightful solutions for finding your voice with God through his pragmatic explanation of 12 common prayer types. Made to Pray will inspire you to thoroughly enjoy prayer in a fresh new way! (Sherilyn Jameson, Director of Small Groups, Calvary Church, State College, PA)

Made to Pray offers a refreshing new perspective that focuses the reader’s attention on God, his ability, his promises and his performance! Guilt-free and grace-full, Made to Pray brings out the fun in prayer and demonstrates how effortless communicating with our heavenly Father was meant to be. (Allan Scott, Worship Leader and Recording Artist at

Made to Pray is the passion of someone I’ve watched live out this message for almost a decade. This is not just a book, it’s a spirit that will impact you! (George Bakalov, President, GBMI)

For Individuals

When you pray, God gets something no one else can give him—God gets you. You are what God is longing for.

Then why is prayer such a struggle?

Let me say, prayer isn’t supposed to be the hard work. Prayer is supposed to be the reward of walking of God. But often, we treat prayer like it’s the punishment.

Instead, prayer is where God pours out his love every day. Prayer is where God loves you.

If you’re not experiencing God’s love in prayer, let me help you.

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Wow! As I read Made to Pray, I laughed, I cried, I wanted to go tell someone, I read some pieces to my wife. I thought…everyone should read this. This book is so good. Everyone will find a point of contact; everyone will summit a new hill. (Reverend James Welch, Founder of Summer’s Best Two Weeks Christian Sports Camps)

Most books about prayer yield instant guilt. Filled with clear explanations and biblical insights, Made to Pray yields prayer instead—prayer of the rich, real, and personal kind. Read it. Pray it. And find your life transformed. (Marti Pieper, Author, Speaker, and Director of Prayer and Publication, Awe Star Ministries)

In Made to Pray, Chris shows us the best incentive for prayer, that when we pray, God gets something no one else can give him—God gets us. In other words, we pray not just to get something from God but to give him what he longs for—ourselves. (Tim Stoner, Author of The Paladins and The God Who Smokes)

For New Believers

Are you a new believer or are you mentoring a new believer?

Prayer is a vital habit in building a lifelong relationship with God. As a person’s prayer life goes, so goes his walk with Christ. So why not give the best start possible to prayer?

Made to Pray is a powerful discipleship resource. With discussion questions and inspirational quotations in every chapter, the new believer will be drawn toward prayer. Build the prayer life now and the new believer will not depart from it.

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Chris Heinz’s book on prayer is like drinking a Red Bull for the first time. It will energize you to pray and build momentum in your prayer life. Simple and straight to the point, it’s a good read for anyone looking to connect with the Father. (Jorn Junod, The Mercy Tree Ministries, State College, PA)

Whether you’re a new Christian or have known the Lord for years, Made to Pray will revolutionize your prayer life. Biblically sound teaching presented in a fresh and refreshing way will challenge you to discover a closer walk with God than you dreamed possible. (Marlene Bagnull, Author and Director of the Colorado and Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference)

Encouraging, humorous, and light-hearted, I highly recommend Made to Pray. This book has what I personally look for to impact my walk with the Lord—its author writes what he writes because he’s “been there.” You’ll be glad you took the opportunity to let it impact you too. (Father Dimitri Sala, OFM, Author of The Stained Glass Curtain: Crossing the Evangelical-Catholic Divide to Find Our Common Heritage)

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