Prayer is, arguably, the central Christian practice. In prayer, we express our dependence on God and grasp the promises sealed to us by the Spirit in the gospel.“My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Isaiah 56.7 There are many great resources on prayer linked below. But the way to grow in prayer isn’t by reading about prayer. It’s by praying. So consider joining us for Family Time on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm as we pray for God’s mission both in our church and in our city through other churches.
Some of the most helpful resources on the practice of prayer that we’ve found come from Prayer Current, out of Vancouver, especially Prayer for the City: Bootcamp for Urban Mission. If you’re new to prayer, they have a (great) free, online resource here. Also check out:
- Tim Keller’s recent book Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God is a great contemporary place to start, or you could watch Keller discuss his book.
- The Prayers of Charles Spurgeon is a devotional classic. Here at New City we love Spurgeon and we love old books. This is a book of prayers that will both be a blessing personally and can also help teach us to pray better.
- Matthew Henry’s classic A Method of Prayer offers more great instruction on how to pray more deeply and more richly and, most importantly, more biblically.
- Early Christian Prayers is a comprehensive collection of prayers from the early church. A great devotional resource.
- Prayermate is a great – free! – app for smartphone/tablet users. Make prayer lists, keep them updated, set up reminders to stay consistent.
Please let us know how we at New City can be praying for you!