Prayer

As the list of recommended resources given below demonstrates, prayer, or perhaps its lack, is a regular concern for the church throughout her generations. Few of us think we pray often enough. All of us confess that our prayers are too easily distracted and are flawed in a thousand other ways. But prayer is the life of the Christian. We cannot live apart from fellowship with the Triune God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And we do not fully experience that fellowship in this life apart from prayer.

Prayer is a discipline. It is a habit. Regular, faithful prayer can be nurtured by attention and discipline. It can be wilted by inattention. As with any good habit, we must labor to develop good disciplines of prayer.

Prayer is often considered and discussed as something done in private. And private prayer is indeed important and valuable. Our Lord taught us to go to our closets to pray. And yet, there is also ample testimony in Scripture to the value and virtue of corporate prayer. When we gather as families and as the Body of Christ in worship we are not a collection of autonomous individuals. We are members of one another corporately and so we need to emphasize developing the disciplines of corporate prayer too.

One of the chief ways of cultivating healthy prayer is by reading the lives of men who prayed well and by emulating their prayers, when they have been recorded for us. The resources below are a rich treasure, full of value and encouragement.

It's time to pray like we mean it.

"Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon."
(Is. 55:6-7)

"My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, LORD, I will seek." (Ps. 27:8)

"Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you." (Hos.10:12)

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chr. 7:14)

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." (Col 4:2)

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (Phil 4:6)

"One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time."John Piper
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American Indian Prayer Guide
by Danette Maloof, Dean Cozzens
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 4th-7th grade
in Native Americans (Location: G4C-HIS)
$4.50 (2 in stock)
Barber Who Wanted to Pray
by R. C. Sproul
from Crossway Books
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: O5B-PIC)
Child's Book of Prayer in Art
by Sister Wendy Beckett
from DK Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Art History & Appreciation (Location: ART-HIS)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Heart of Prayer
by Jerram Barrs
from P&R Publishing
for 9th-Adult
in Prayer
How I Know God Answers Prayer
by Rosalind Goforth
Revised from Evangel Publishing House
for Adult
in Prayer
Hunger for God
by John Piper
from Crossway Books
for 10th-Adult
in Prayer
Letters to Malcolm
by C. S. Lewis
Reissue from HarperCollins
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$11.19
Lord, Teach Me to Pray for Kids
Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies
by Kay Arthur & Janna Arndt
from Harvest House
for 4th-6th grade
$11.99 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Method for Prayer
by Matthew Henry
from Christian Focus Publications
in Prayer
Operation World
by Patrick Johnstone
7th edition from InterVarsity Press
for 9th-Adult
in Prayer
Prayer
by Timothy J. Keller
from Dutton Adult
for 11th-Adult
in Prayer
$13.50
Praying Life
by Paul Miller
from NavPress
for Adult
in Prayer
Praying through the 100 Gateway Cities of the 10/40 Window
2nd edition from YWAM Publishing
for 4th-Adult
in Prayer
$9.99 $4.50 (2 in stock)
Reaching the Ear of God
by Wayne Mack
from P&R Publishing
in Prayer
Tracking Your Walk
by Jim Drake
from YWAM Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Devotions for Kids (Location: J)
$4.00 (3 in stock)
Why Pray?
by John F. DeVries
from Mission India
for Adult
in Prayer
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Why Pray?
by John F. DeVries
from Mission India
for Adult
in Prayer
Window on the World
by Daphne Spraggett & Jill Johnstone
from Paternoster
for 2nd-7th grade
in Devotions for Kids (Location: J)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Window on the World
by Daphne Spraggett, Jill Johnstone
from InterVarsity Press
for 2nd-8th grade
in Devotions for Kids (Location: J)
$25.00 $12.00 (1 in stock)