Prayer

Churches in India: A People “Formed for God”

By Aubrey Sequeira | 9Marks Journal: Healthy Churches around the World | 12.12.2016

As a result of a low view of preaching for many years, the health of churches in India has suffered. Yet through a growing number of faithful shepherds, faithful preaching, and your prayers, the Lord may bring to India the reformation its churches need.

Churches in Korea: The Gift and Challenge of Success

By Joel Yoon | 9Marks Journal: Healthy Churches around the World | 12.12.2016

The greatest blessing of the Korean church is also its greatest challenge: numerical success.

A Guide for Praying Nation by Nation

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Healthy Churches around the World | 12.12.2016

One of our hopes for this Journal is that it will spur you on in prayer for our brothers and sisters around the globe. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of prayer requests from our contributors.

Pursuing Racial Reconciliation by Walking Down the Street

By Nathan Loudin | 11.30.2016

Our churches aren’t more than 300 yards from each other. One is a white church. One is a black church.

Book Review: Calling on the Name of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Prayer, by J. Gary Millar

Review by Paul Alexander | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 10.14.2016

Why pray certain things? Because the Bible tells you to from cover to cover. This book will simplify, motivate, and focus your own prayer life.

Book Review: Praying Together, by Megan Hill

Review by Erin Wheeler | 09.27.2016

Are you someone who struggles to pray? Read this book. Are you someone who wonders whether it’s worth the often costly sacrifice to join mid-week with other saints to pray? Read this book.

Praying Together: An Invisible, Yet Vital Work

By Megan Hill | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Corporate prayer isn’t much to look at. But it’s one of the most important things a church does.

Praying in Discipling Relationships among Sisters

By Carrie Russell | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

When we disciple others, we have the privilege of helping them follow Jesus. Prayer is a critical tool in doing that.

Looking to the New Testament for Models of Corporate Prayer

By Andy Davis | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

There is evidence in the New Testament that the Holy Spirit wills to use prayer meetings to pour out his power again and again on local churches.

4 Reasons You Should Add a Regular Prayer Service to Your Church Calendar

By Brad Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

If you could add one thing to your church calendar, what would it be? Have you considered adding a regular prayer service?

Praying as a Church for the World and Your City 

By Phil Ryken | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

If God rules over kingdoms, then kingdoms are our concern, and we should discipline ourselves to pray both for the world in general and our cities in particular.

Learning How to Pray Fervently from Benjamin Francis

By Michael A. G. Haykin | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Looking to an 18th-century pastor for wisdom on what to pray for, and how to pray.

How to Keep Your Spontaneous Prayers from Sounding Aimless and Shallow

By Brian Davis | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

Praying without preparation should be as natural to us as sharing the gospel with someone. It is simply what we do as Christians.

Learning to Pray by Listening in Church

By Claudia Anderson | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

My every prayer of thanksgiving should properly begin with gratitude to those who took me to church as a child and who, when I was long grown, invited me back.

Pastor’s Forum: Stories of Answered Prayer

By A. Menikoff, D. Newkirk, G. Conner, G. Kell, J. Vincent, S. Kelly | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.21.2016

A few brief stories of how God has answered church-wide prayers.