Dear Friends in Christ,
A blessed First Sunday of Christmas and a joyful New Year to each of you!
2018 is the Year of Prayer, and my prayer for the new year is that we grow strong in the practice of Daily Prayer. Jesus is the cornerstone of our faith;
Prayer and Scripture are the foundation stones for a life of discipleship.
2018 will be devoted to prayer.
Our Year of Prayer memory verse will be
Philippians 4:6 "Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God". When we are in each other's company, I would love to hear you recite this beautiful verse.
Below are 2 books that I wish to commend to you in order that you may prepare to lead the Year of Prayer in your families, parishes, and communities.
1. Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home by Richard Foster.
This is a classic primer on prayer, where Pastor Foster introduces us to 21 different forms of Christian prayer. He divides his bestselling book into 3 parts:
Part One, Moving Inward: Seeking the Transformation We Need;
Part Two, Moving Upward: Seeking the Intimacy We Need;
Part Three, Moving Outward: Seeking the Ministry We Need.
I encourage you to pick up a copy of this inspiring book on prayer.