Pray About Everything: Cultivating God-Dependency
Believers need to learn how to pray about everything, but so many unanswered questions hinder our progress.
- What does it mean to pray in Jesus' name?
- How do I pray for my non-Christian friends?
- When does the Holy Spirit pray for me?
In this book, a seasoned pastor and counselor answers these questions--and many more--by effectively instructing us with biblical principles, examples, and commands. By doing so, he encourages us to develop a life of prayer. Pastors, elders, and small group leaders will also find this book an indispensable help to cultivating an atmosphere of God-dependency in their local church.
Pray About Everything delivers an urgent call for believers to commit themselves to regular and systematic heartfelt prayer as an essential spiritual discipline for the Christian life.
Includes six appendices with how-to guidelines for specific areas of prayer
Who should read this book?
- Christians at varying stages of maturity
- Small-group or prayer-group leaders
- Preachers, ministers, Bible teachers
- Worship leaders/Church prayer leaders
One of my favorite books on prayer. --Mark Dever, 9Marks Ministries
We proliferate our programs while at the same time we marginalize corporate prayer. The old-fashioned Wednesday night prayer meeting has virtually disappeared. And though there is nothing sacred about Wednesday night as a prayer meeting time, there is certainly something sacred about the corporate prayer of believers. This emphasis makes Paul Tautges's book a valuable contribution to our theology and practice of prayer. Pray About Everything not only encourages us to pray corporately, but he instructs us to pray biblically, directing us to the prayers of the Bible which are basically God-centered. This book will prove valuable to all church members. All of us need encouragement and instruction in the discipline of corporate prayer, and this book will help us to that end. --Jerry Bridges, Best-selling author of The Pursuit of Holiness
Paul Tautges has produced yet another small, usable handbook to assist busy 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' name to praying for unbelievers and government leaders. The heart of the book is then buttressed with several helpful appendices, 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 each other as a church family, is just one of several exciting possibilities. Use Pray About Everything 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. --Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dr. Paul Tautges serves as senior pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He is husband to Karen, father of ten, and a grandfather. He is the author of many books including Comfort the Grieving, Counseling One Another, and Brass Heavens, and serves as the series editor for the LifeLine Mini-books. Paul blogs regularly at CounselingOneAnother.com.