Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Growing in Grace: Introduction to Prayer

On Wednesday evenings we are going through a series called Growing in Grace. This series is a review of some of the practical doctrines of the Christian faith. For the next few weeks we will focus on prayer.

Last week we introduced prayer by attempting both to define and describe prayer. We pointed to the definition as provided by John Piper. “Prayer is intentionally conveying a message to God.” Several things are intended by this definition, but mostly that prayer is an address to God not a reception of God’s communication to man. We call God’s communication to us revelation or illumination.

The apostle Paul challenges us to “pray without ceasing.” (1 Thess 5:17) By this he means that our prayers should be intentional, persistent, and regular.
Join us this evening at 7:00 as we spend time in congregational prayer. We will also be discussing the practical aspects of how to pray.

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