Prayer

In his book, Prayer, Tim Keller says: “[Prayer is] a personal communicative response to the knowledge of God… [our] continuing a conversation that God has started through his Word and his grace, which eventually becomes a full encounter with him…The power of our prayers, then, lies not primarily in our effort and striving, or in any…

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10 Quotes from “If Ye Shall Ask” by Oswald Chambers

One constant, and necessary, refrain throughout the pages of this short book is that our ability to pray was costly. We only have access to our Father’s heavenly throne because of sacrifice of the Son and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. This work has a wonderful, and correct, trinitarian emphasis on prayer. One…

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10 Quotes from “Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches” by Megan Hill

In short: read this book. This is a great resource that provides both a theological foundation for praying together and practical tips for how to accomplish the goal of doing so. Megan helps prove the power of prayer with others by consistently sharing stories of revivals you probably weren’t aware of. If you’re looking for…

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10 quotes from “Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church” by John Onwuchekwa

I read through this book over the past week or so, and I really enjoyed it. It’s striking how relatably and accessibly it was written. John wrote it in a way that I feel I could hand this to anyone in my church, from the least to the most educated, and they would all walk…

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Prayer is a Sign of Weakness

One of the fundamental concepts of prayer is that it’s an action of looking outside of ourselves for what we can’t find inside. That means, at its core, prayer is an admission of weakness, inability, and humility. Two Examples: Psalm 51 You’ll notice that in David’s famous prayer of repentance it’s God that has mercy (v.…

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