We’ve spent term 3 2019 in a sermon series on prayer, exploring the nature of Christian prayer, the different types of prayer, and how to make prayer part of our everyday life. But our aim for the series hasn’t been just to get more knowledge about prayer. Our goal is more prayer, and prayer that’s deeper, broader and wiser.
So at the end of the series, we’re asking: what is your next step?
Here are some resources that could form part of your next step with prayer:
- Do you need to schedule the people and things you’ll pray for? The free PrayerMate App is a way of organising prayer lists. You can set up lists for different areas you want to pray for, and get the app to give you a point from each list each day, and so on.
- The Valley of Vision is a book of prayers derived from puritan pastors and theologians from the 17th-18th centuries. You can buy the book or read a free daily prayer online.
- As we’ve seen, there are different types of prayer and it can be helpful to have a framework to guide you through different modes. One framework that some have found useful comes from Dick Eastman’s book The hour that changes the world. You can read an online summary of this approach, or contact the office to get one of 10 free copies made available by one of our members.
- Morgan’s sermon mentioned the Book of Common Prayer. It was written originally for corporate prayer but some find it a helpful framework for their personal prayer. You can buy the book or see this page to read online or get the Daily Prayer app.
- Would forming a prayer triplet be useful for you? If you’re in a Bible Fellowship Group, you might like to form a triplet with two other group members to support each other in prayer during the week. If you’re not in a small group, forming a prayer triplet could be even more beneficial. You can read some ideas about prayer triplets here, or get in touch with Tom or Leigh if you’d like help finding some people to be in a prayer triplet with.