It’s interesting that prayer is the one thing the disciples asked Jesus to teach them.
“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of the disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1 – NIV)
Perhaps it was because they needed to be reminded, as we all do, that all of Jesus’ teaching and preaching and healing came from one source – his life of prayer. Whether you are leading a church, small group, or your own family – bringing people together in prayer is a powerful act that binds us together and moves God’s heart. The fact we are able to communicate with the Creator of the universe is an amazing gift!
Let these powerful studies help lead you into a life of meaningful prayer…and invite others to join you!
Moving Mountains – Praying With Passion, Confidence, And Authority
Why do some prayers work and others don’t? How would it feel to enter into prayer with confidence and assurance – certain that God heard you and that your prayers would make a difference? It would likely feel amazing and unfamiliar. That’s because often our prayers seem to be met with silence or don’t appear to change anything at all. Either response can lead to disappointment or even despair in the face of our ongoing battles and unmet longings – especially when we don’t know if we’re doing something wrong or if some prayers just don’t work. New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge confronts these issues directly in this eight-session video series, Moving Mountains. John offers a hopeful approach to prayer that is effective, relational, and rarely experienced by most Christians.
Before Amen – The Power Of A Simple Prayer
We all pray…some. We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out. When the marriage is falling apart. But wouldn’t we like to pray…more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency? In this four-session video series, bestselling author Max Lucado reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given to have a conversation with God. Join Max on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer and go from being a prayer wimp to a prayer warrior!
The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams And Greatest Fears
The Circle Maker is a dynamic four-session study that uses the story of Honi the Circle Maker, who prayer-walked until the rains came during a devastating first Century drought. Author and pastor, Mark Batterson not only teaches about big dreams and bold prayers, he lives it. With stories of Honi, as well as reflections on modern day miracles as a result of prayer, this study will help you identify, discuss and put into practice the dreams and future miracles you need to draw circles around.
Watching the video sessions is great! But to fully experience the teaching, apply what you are learning, and truly grow your faith, be sure to include the accompanying book or participant’s guide in your personal or group study.