5 Things to Pray for Your Church
“For those of us who often struggle to know what to pray for our church and for the people we love, these books are brilliant at giving us lots of really helpful, specific things to pray that are straight from God's word. With a mixture of praise, confession, thanksgiving and petition the prayers are repeatedly focussed on what it looks like to live in the light of eternity in the various different situations that are highlighted. Starting with scripture really helpfully ensures that we are not praying merely for changed circumstances, as we can tend to do, but rather for changed hearts that bring honor and glory to God.”See All
Associate Minister for Women, St Nicholas Sevenoaks
“I recommend this series to you on basis of the simple fact that they moved me to pray. They both showed me ways to pray for my church and my loved ones and they kindled in my heart a want to pray. These are simple books, with the modest and eternally profound aim to show how the Bible informs our prayers. Rachel Jones manages the difficult work in withdrawing from the picture and leaving the reader to see how simple it is to align our prayers with the will of our listening Father. These books could well be a cause of great blessing for your church and people you love.”See All
Pastor of BroadGrace church, Norfolk, and author of Serving without Sinking and You Can Really Grow
“Five Things is a brilliantly simple but hugely effective means of stimulating your prayer life for church, mission, family and friends. Accessible and attractive, with lots of Scripture to focus prayer, it will be a great tool for churches to help members to pray regularly and creatively”See All
FIEC Training Director
“The Puritan William Gurnall once said: Prayer is nothing but the promise reversed or Gods word turned inside out and formed into an argument and retorted back again upon God by faith. It sounds great. But what does it look like in practice? 5 Things to Pray for the People You Love and 5 Things to Pray for Your Church answer that question. Theyll walk you through using Gods word in prayer. And praying Gods word is my number one tip to help people invigorate their prayer life. So read these books and invigorate your prayers.”See All
Pastor of Grace Church, Boroughbridge, and author of You Can Pray (IVP)
We long for God to be working in our church fellowship, and we know we're meant to be praying for our church. But often when it comes to it, we don't quite know what to ask for. Or we feel our requests to God are shallow, repetitive and stuck in a rut.
That's where this little book is designed to help. It will equip you to pray powerful prayers for your church family—prayers that really change things, because they're based on God's word.
Each spread takes a passage of Scripture and suggests 5 things to pray for an aspect of church life. Because when we pray in line with God's priorities as found in his word, our prayers are powerful and effective (James 5 v 16)—and that's a truly thrilling prospect.
Use this book in any number of ways: work through it as part of your daily quiet time, or pick it up whenever someone you know is in particular need of prayer.