Praying without preparation should be as natural to us as sharing the gospel with someone. It is simply what we do as Christians.
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.
A few brief stories of how God has answered church-wide prayers.
We might say we believe prayer is important, but are we praying regularly, specifically, and expectantly?
Watching your tone, pacing, and pauses will keep your scripted prayers from sounding robotic and stiff.
Corporate prayer is not just 300 people having their own quiet time; it’s 300 people praying together.
Pastors, here are six biblical truths that I hope will jolt us out of our prayerless slumber.
Adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. How should we pray on Sunday morning?
When we genuinely embrace the conviction of our need for the Spirit, we give ourselves to the work of prayer and the work of preaching.
Prayerlessness is a problem in so many churches. What can we do about it?
Tired of praying the same old things about the same old things? Try praying the psalms.
With all due regard to churches’ individual circumstances, it’s hard to justify the lack of congregational prayer in many of today’s churches, or the relegation of prayer to an obligatory sidelight.
As a whole, this book is more practical than profound, but that really is the point. We tend to talk a lot more about prayer than actually pray.
Read this book if for no other reason than it puts flesh and bone on our prayers as it illustrates the faithfulness of God in keeping his promises.
How does talk of denominational decline affect your pastoral prayers?