Pray Big: Learn to Pray Like an Apostle
“Prayer is so important, and so difficult, that we always need more good books on prayer. Alistair writes with a biblical simplicity and pastoral sincerity that will help you not just feel like you should pray, but feel that you can.”See All
Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina; Author, Crazy Busy
“When we get to heaven, we will finally understand how our smallest and most feeble prayers advanced Christ’s kingdom in ways we never dreamed. At that point, I don’t want to whine, ‘Bother! Why didn’t I pray bigger?’ This book is your best guide to offering up larger-than-life prayers through which God delights to work!”See All
Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni and Friends International Disability Center
“We will be forever grateful to Alistair for how he helped us understand and apply Christian basics to every facet of life and worship, and there is nothing more basic and transformational than prayer. There is no greater challenge for the Western church than to be a praying people; so we are thrilled and grateful for this vital book.”See All
Keith and Kristyn Getty
Hymnwriters; Authors, Sing!
“For most of us, the discipline of prayer is the hardest one to master. That means we need more motivation and more instruction to strengthen our resolve. I am thankful that Alistair provides both for us in Pray Big. Here is a book that can reignite your heart in prayer.”See All
Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California; President, The Master's Seminary
“On the morning after I began reading this book, I found that my own personal prayer life had been enriched and deepened by Alistair’s challenge that we "pray big" by imitating the apostle Paul’s God-exalting, God-trusting, God-glorifying pattern of prayer for the Ephesian churches. This is a wise, practical, biblically-faithful book. It will deepen your prayer life.”See All
Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary, Arizona
“To write a book called Pray Big takes courage. To do it honestly takes humility. To do it well takes biblical wisdom. But to do it encouragingly—well that takes somebody like Alistair Begg. And thankfully he has written it! No matter at what stage you might be in your Christian life, this is just the book you need. So, sit down with Alistair for an hour or two, and listen to him. You’ll not regret it!”See All
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
“I love this book. It comes from the heart of a seasoned pastor to the hearts of men and women who desperately need help in our prayers. I was challenged and convicted, and yet also moved to devotion to God and to a fresh conviction of the wonder of the gospel of the Lord Jesus. There is a rich combination of scriptural clarity and pastoral warmth. And I love the way the book is laced with hymns, songs and poems, too!”See All
Writer-in-residence, Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK; author, Zeal Without Burnout
“This is a delightfully warm-hearted, crystal-clear encouragement to bask in the gospel, and to pray in a way which fits with who we are in Christ. This book made me want to "pray big"—which is exactly the point!”See All
Principal, Queensland Theological College, Australia
I want to pray bigger, and better. And I want you to enjoy praying like that too. And to do that, we need to discover how to pray as the apostle Paul did. Paul clearly enjoyed prayer, and was excited about it. He expected his Father in heaven to hear what he said, and to act in other people's lives accordingly. He prayed and then was "watchful in it with thanksgiving" (Colossians 4 v 2), ready to see how God would be pleased to answer his prayers.
This book focuses on Paul's prayer for his friends in the church in Ephesus, that he recounts to them in Ephesians 1 v 15-23 and 3 v 14-21. The truths that underpin and shape his prayers for them will motivate us to pray and set us an example.
So be inspired by the Apostle Paul to pray bigger and better prayers as we look to our heavenly Father to do more than all we ask or imagine!