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Books To Remember

Teach Us To Pray Edition

Books To Remember: Teach Us To Pray

Prayer is of primary importance in the life of any follower of Jesus and as we come to a close in our series, Teach Us to Pray, we wanted to give you some books that might help you to remember all that we’ve learned and very likely find out some new things we didn’t get a chance to cover.

So here is your Books to Remember: Teach Us To Pray edition… read them, listen to them, and mark ‘em up!

Inspired To Pray by Pastor Phil Pringle / In this powerful and motivating book, international pastor Phil Pringle invites readers to activate their spiritual lives by understanding prayer as a journey to the highest places of God. He sees prayer as an "art," a craft to be developed and nurtured. Prayer is much more than muttering religious words; it is a connection with the God of heaven Himself. Too often, believers fail to bridge the gap between earth and heaven, but active prayer releases the spirit into communion with God in another world: His world.

Hearing God by Dallas Willard / Being close to God means communicating with him--telling him what is on our hearts in prayer and hearing and understanding what he is saying to us. It is this second half of our conversation with God that is so important but that can also be so difficult. How do we hear his voice? How can we be sure that what we think we hear is not our own subconscious? What role does the Bible play? What if what God says to us is not clear? The key, says best-selling author Dallas Willard, is to focus not so much on individual actions and decisions as on building our personal relationship with our Creator.

Circle Maker by Mark Batterson / According to Pastor Mark Batterson in this expanded edition of The Circle Maker, "Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn't just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It's a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us." Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart's deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.

Prayer by Tim Keller / With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader.

Prayer by Philip Yancey / Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? Does it change God's mind or ours or both? This book is an invitation to communicate with God the Father who invites us into an eternal partnership through prayer.

We’d love to hear your additions to this list in the comments below. And feel free to share this list to help others in their life of prayer. Let’s continue to be a church that elevates the conversation as we grow in much more than just information, but in revelation.

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