We all struggle to pray, and we all struggle when we pray. But God doesn’t ask for perfect prayer. He perfects our prayer.
The Prayer series is part of our super series “The Spiritual Habits“, and is intended to equip Christ followers with biblical perspective and practical resources to experience a meaningful prayer life.
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The following books were suggested by our pastors for further reading on the topic of prayer.
- “Praying Backwards” (Bryan Chapell)
- “Too Busy Not to Pray” (Bill Hybels)
- “Prayer” (Tim Keller)
- “A Praying Life” (Paul Miller)
- “Pray with Your Eyes Open” (Richard Pratt)
- “The Valley of Vision” (Arthur Bennett)
- “The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer”
- “The Hidden Life of Prayer” (David MacIntyre)
- “A Call to Prayer” (J.C. Ryle)
- “Power in Prayer” (Charles Spurgeon)
Praying through Scripture
- Praying for God’s Power
- Praying for God’s Forgiveness
- Praying for God’s Provision
- Praying for God’s Kingdom
- Praying for God’s Honor
Bible App Notes
- Sep 25, 2016 – “The W’s of Prayer”
- Oct 2, 2016 – “How (Part 1): God’s Honor”
- Oct 9, 2016 – “How (Part 2): God’s Kingdom”
- Oct 16, 2016 – “How (Part 3): God’s Provision”
- Oct 23, 2016 – “How (Part 4): God’s Forgiveness
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“The one concern of the Devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.” – Samuel Chadwick
“I would rather train twenty men to pray, than a thousand to preach; a minister’s highest mission ought to be to teach his people to pray.” – G.H.C. MacGregor
“When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.” – Hudson Taylor
“When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy.” – Corrie Ten Boom
“If Satan can get you off your knees, nothing else matters. He doesn’t care what happens then.” – Charles Stanley
“Bold prayers honor God. And God honors bold prayers.” – Mark Batterson
“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” – Soren Kierkegaard
“Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.” – John Bunyan
“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go.” – Abraham Lincoln
“We confess our sin out of respect and love for the person we have sinned against. God forgives our sin, purifies us from all unrighteousness, and restores us to his fellowship. We need judicial forgiveness only once. We need parental or familial forgiveness whenever we sin.” – David Walls
“God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on Him.” – Hudson Taylor
“Satan fears men marching on their knees. It is not the men he fears; he knows he can easily overcome all men. Men marching on their feet pose no threat. But men on their knees are altogether different. They stand firm. They do not shrink back. They march forward in the power of God. The gates of hell cannot withstand that power.” – Unknown
“Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence.” – W.S. Boyd
“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.” – The Usual Suspects
“That saint who advances on his knees never retreats” – Jim Elliot
“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work.” – Oswald Chambers