Books of Prayers
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Specific suggestions for prayer (refreshed on a monthly basis).
Stephen Children's Prayer Guide
Stephen Children has helped over 30,000 families in the garbage slums of Cairo.
A resource for prayer partnerships.
Breath prayer is an ancient Christian prayer practice dating back to at least the sixth century. Use breath prayer for a focused time during a daily spiritual practice.
Praying Scripture Guide
Praying Scripture is a soul training exercise that allows the Holy Spirit to shape us through the Word of God.
Significant Prayer Dates
- Global Day of Prayer and Fasting (January 10, 2018) | momsinprayer.org
- World Day of Prayer (March 2, 2018) | worlddayofprayer.net
- National Day of Prayer (May 3, 2018) | nationaldayofprayer.org
- See You at the Pole (September 26, 2018) | syatp.com
- Prayer for the Persecuted Church (November 5, 2018) | idop.org/en
- Christ Church Staff Prayer 9:40–10:00 am every Thursday, Room 264
- Prayer Altar (advanced), Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, Sanctuary Hall
- Centering Prayer, Every Sunday at 5:00 p.m., Prayer Room 259
For more up-to-date prayer opportunities, please visit christchurch.us/prayers.
Books of Prayers
Sarah Young, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids
After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down what she believed He was saying to her through Scripture. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her devotionals.
Compiled by Michael Counsell, 2000 Years of Prayer
Tracing two thousand years of Christian spirituality, it contains prayers from every era, every continent and every tradition. This extraordinary anthology provides a compelling and comprehensive portrait of the ways in which men and women have expressed their longing for God through the centuries.
Mark Batterson, Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge
Drawing from forty days of true stories, Mark Batterson applies the principles of his New York Times bestselling book The Circle Maker to teach us a new way to pray.
Ken Boa, Handbook to Prayer: Praying Scripture Back to God
This prayer tool will guide you through the process of praying Scripture back to God. It gives you form and freedom as well as a “balanced diet” in your prayers, since each day includes prayers of adoration, confession, renewal, petition, intercession, affirmation, thanksgiving, and closing prayers.
Victory House, Prayers That Prevail
Pray God's Word-Receive His Promises Praying God's Word puts His dynamic power to work and energizes your faith. As you learn to pray the promises of God instead of the problems of life you will see circumstances begin to change and experience the joy of a triumphant prayer life.
Books About Prayers
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Tim Keller, Prayer
Christians are taught that prayer is the main way to experience God. But aside from learning prayers by rote, few receive guidance in how to make the most of this essential Christian act. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller shows us how to make prayer genuinely meaningful.
Adele Calhoun, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook
In the Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our journey toward intimacy with Christ. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for--the transformation only Christ can bring.
Alvin VanderGriend, Love to Pray
A 40-Day Devotional for Deepening Your Prayer Life [With Study Guide] (40 Days of Prayer) (Available in the Christ Church Book Store)
Phyllis Tickle, The Divine Hours
The Divine Hours is the first major literary and liturgical reworking of the sixth-century Benedictine Rule of fixed-hour prayer. This beautifully conceived and thoroughly modern three-volume guide will appeal to the theological novice as well as to the ecclesiastical sophisticate.
Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Hearts True Home
Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms-from the simple prayer of beginning again to unceasing prayer. He clarifies the prayer process, answers common misconceptions, and shows the way into prayers of contemplation, healing, blessing, forgiveness, and rest.
J.I. Packer, Praying the Lord’s Prayer
In his book Praying the Lord's Prayer, an excerpt from Growing in Christ, J. I. Packer presents a powerful truth: prayer is a natural activity between the Heavenly Father and his children. As Packer works through each phrase of Christ's pattern of prayer, readers will begin to grasp the basic principles and guidelines of prayer.
Andrew Murray, With Christ In the School of Prayer
Similar to his work in Abide in Christ, Pastor Andrew Murray uses 31 chapters in With Christ in the School of Prayer to help readers learn how to change their lives and their relationships with Jesus Christ through the power of prayer. Ideal for readers whose patience or faith has been tried, this guidebook teaches Christians not only how to connect with their Lord, but the true reasons it’s important to do so.
David Butts, Forgotten Power
Forgotten Power is a simple theology book on prayer in the church. No one argues against prayer, but few churches utilize prayer as a power source.
God invites us to pray for each other. The Pastoral Care ministry will humbly bring your requests before God. Please submit your prayer requests using this form. All prayer requests will be confidential.