Teach Them to Pray: Cultivating God-Dependency in Your Church (Ministering the Master's Way)
“Paul Tautges has produced yet another small, usable handbook to assist pastors in a critical aspect of ministry—the cultivation of a congregational sense of God—dependency expressed through prayer. After underscoring the biblical emphasis on ordinary believers being in constant prayer, Tautges presents seven informative, stimulating prayer–meeting messages, ranging from praying in Jesus's name to praying for unbelievers and government leaders. The heart of the book is then buttressed with several helpful appendixes, providing practical ideas to ministers for stirring up prayer in their local church. The idea of beginning each year with nine days of emphasis on prayer (including four sermons on prayer), in which each family lists reasons for praise and requests for prayer, so that the entire flock learns to pray informatively for one another as a church family, is just one of several exciting possibilities. Use Teach Them to Pray as a springboard to cultivate your own ideas on how you, as a pastor or church leader, can cultivate prayer in your church in our day of widespread prayerlessness and spiritual amnesia.”See All
Dr. Joel R. Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI
“[There] is something sacred about the corporate prayer of believers. This emphasis makes Paul Tautges' book a valuable contribution to our theology and practice of prayer. Paul Tautges not only encourages us to pray corporately, but he also instructs us to pray biblically. [Much] of the corporate prayer we do engage in is basically centered on our own health and financial needs. By contrast, Paul Tautges directs us to the prayers of the Bible, which are basically God-centered. All of us need encouragement and instruction in the discipline of corporate prayer, and this book will help us to that end.”See All
International speaker and best–selling author, The Pursuit of Holiness
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A life of prayer is irrefutable proof of God–dependency. This is not only true of the individual believer, but also of the local church as evidenced in the New Testament. Therefore, churches need to learn how to pray. But who will teach them? In this book, Paul Tautges convinces his readers that pastors and elders must not only tell members of their flock to pray—they must teach them. They must regularly instruct them in the biblical principles, examples, and commands concerning a life of prayer. In short, churches need a theology of prayer. And ministers of the gospel need a practical tool to help them produce an atmosphere of God–dependency in their churches. Teach Them to Pray is that tool. Here is theologically rich, yet practical, instruction for busy church leaders.