Prayer

Talks

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

This series of talks given by Andrew Sach is aiming to encourage Christians to pray, by studying the prayers of different men in the Bible.

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The Lord’s Prayer

This is a series of talks given by Reuben Hunter from Matthew 6:5-13, encouraging Christians to pray as the Lord Jesus taught His disciples.

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Teach us to Pray

Be encouraged from Luke 11:1-4 to pray to our loving Father.

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Change Your Prayer Life

Many Christians find praying a very difficult thing to do. However, the Bible gives us much encouragement to commit to prayer, both by showing us what a joy it is, and teaching us how to go about it.

Christians in the City spent the summer of 2014 looking together at some of what the Bible teaches on prayer, and we hope that it will encourage you to pray on your own and with other Christians in the City. You can follow the summer series below. 

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Books

A Call to Spiritual Reformation
by D. A. Carson

‘God doesn’t demand hectic church programmes and frenetic schedules: he only wants his people to know him more intimately’, says D. A. Carson. ‘If we are to make any headway in reforming our personal and corporate praying, then we shall have to begin by listening afresh to Scripture and seeking God’s help in understanding how to apply Scripture to our lives, our homes and our churches.’

In this widely appreciated exposition, Carson works through several of the Apostle Paul’s prayers in such a way that we hear God speak to us today, and find strength and direction to improve our praying, both for God’s glory and for our good.

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Enjoy Your Prayer Life
by Michael Reeves

Sadly, most of us struggle to set aside time to pray. Fear not though, this is not another book that will pile on the guilt, simply saying pray better and more often. Instead, Michael Reeves shows us not only why prayer is so essential, but also how we can enjoy it too.

Enjoy Your Prayer Life is a delightful read, and as you turn the pages, it’ll show you that prayer doesn’t have to be a duty to be performed. It is rather a gift to be enjoyed.

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The Valley of Vision
by Arthur Bennett

The strength of Puritan character and life lay in prayer and meditation. In this practice, the spirit of prayer was regarded as of first importance, and the best form of prayer, for living prayer, is the characteristic of genuine spirituality. Yet prayer is also vocal and may therefore on occasions be written.

Consequently, in the Puritan tradition, there are many written prayers and meditations, which constitute an important corpus of inspiring devotional literature. Too often, ex tempore prayer lacks variety, order and definiteness. The reason for this lies partly in a neglect of due preparation.

It is here that the care and scriptural thoroughness, which others found necessary in their approach to God, may be of help. This book has been prepared not to ‘supply’ prayers but to prompt and encourage the Christian as he treads the path on which others have gone before.

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Other Resources

City Prayer Meetings

Many Christians find it really helpful to meet with other Christians to pray. City prayer meetings happen weekly and offer an opportunity to pray with others.  

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Workplace Prayer Groups

In offices across the City, Christians gather regularly to pray together for each other and for their colleagues to come to faith. Follow the link below to find out whether there is a group in your office, or if you would like to let us know about your group. 

Find out more here

 
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