“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:5-6 (NIV)
Happy New Year Friends!
I pray you’ve encountered ‘God with us’ over the Christmas season! His presence is here and He’s calling us close.
My heart for us all this new year would be to answer that call, to draw near to Him and really listen to what He has to say, listen to what’s on His heart. And I pray He would fill us all with faith and courage to do what He says.
If you’re looking for a helpful tool to ignite your prayer life with the Lord this year, here are a couple I highly recommend…
What do you do when your whole spiritual life falls apart? It is in these heart-hungry moments―when we feel overwhelmed or alone, struggle with unanswered prayers, aren’t sure what to do, or are crying out for God’s help―that we are surprisingly poised to pray the most effective kinds of prayers possible. In Extreme Prayer, Greg Pruett searches the Scriptures to discover the kinds of prayers that God has promised to answer, challenging you to access their power and see His immeasurable glory unleashed in your prayer life.
The Prayer of All Prayers is both a masterful study of the Lord’s Prayer and a practical guide for praying it prophetically. Sara Maynard has done the Church a true service with her gentle yet compelling call to restore the Lord’s Prayer to the central role that Jesus intended it to have. The Prayer of All Prayers is filled with soaring kingdom vision, honour for the Church, and a revival heartbeat. Suitable for use to grow in prayer personally, also suitable for small group study.
Donna Mitchell – National Director