From Pastor Aaron
I want you to pray that we'll pray. I know that may come across as a bit odd, but I want to ask you to pray that we'll pray.
I'm devoting the summer and fall to studying how to better encourage and lead our church to pray together. Lord willing, January 2020, we'll begin the year with an emphasis on prayer.
So I want to ask that you'd pray for my time of study and preparation over the next six months: for the Lord to give me wisdom and insight, for the Lord to strengthen my prayer life, and for the Lord to prepare sermons within my soul that will encourage our church to make praying together a priority.
I want to ask that you'd pray for the Spirit to prepare us a people: to create in us a desire for prayer, to create in us a willingness to set aside time for prayer, and to create in us a confidence that prayer changes things.
My reading list for the remainder of the year includes the following books, but I'd also love any suggestions you might have:
E.M. Bounds - Collected Works on Prayer
D.A. Carson - Praying with Paul
Bryan Chappell - Praying Backwards
Matthew Henry - A Method for Prayer
Timothy Keller - Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
Paul Miller - A Praying Life
John Onwucheka - Prayer
Richard Pratt - Pray With Your Eyes Open
R.C. Sproul - Does Prayer Change Things?
A.W. Tozer - Prayer: Communing with God in Everything
Would you please pray that we'll pray?