This Month’s Featured Book
LAMENT – When Prayer Becomes Tears
Why isn’t the church weeping?
Lament is raw honest prayer. A century ago, perhaps as recently as fifty years ago, travail was as common in Pentecostal congregations as were corporate prayer sessions. There were times in which an entire congregation tarried before God in prayer and wept. In such a season, groaning in the Spirit still was a common practice. Lament is not reflected in our public nor private worship. When we do weep, it is rarely before God in prayer. Is the church no longer a place that admits those who weep and mourn? Isn’t there a blessing for the mourner promised by Jesus, himself, a word for those who need comfort?
The Praying Church Made Simple
The purpose of The Praying Church Made Simple is to establish clear beginning points for revitalizing the congregational prayer effort, and to set forth a simple approach to prayer mobilization for the smaller congregation. For decades, the megachurch has been celebrated, but 80 percent of America’s congregations are small and many of those are rural. The greatest need is for materials related to the single-cell church of fewer than 100 members.
This book offers a simple 1-2-3 step process, rich with support and learning materials, designed to aid a small congregation in a quick, but studied, launch of their prayer effort. More than a book, The Praying Church Made Simple is a leader’s guide for a multi-year process to create a culture of prayer in a congregation.
Included with your purchase is a Bonus Resource Download with Companion Book, Perspectives; Rating Sheets; Videos; and PowerPoint File.
Transforming Your Church into a House of Prayer
It was the desire of Jesus that the Temple be a house of prayer for the nations. Discover seven things that must change if the church is going to embrace a new reformation:
- The preached Word must also become the prayed Word.
- Prayer must be modeled by church leadership.
- We must practice prayer publicly.
- The practice of corporate prayer should enrich the personal, private, at-home, daily habit of prayer.
- We need a better theology of prayer.
- We must embrace the discipline of prayer until we again know the delight of prayer.
- We need to identify intercessors – those who have a special call to prayer and grace to pray.