Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church

Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church

Prayer is as necessary to the Christian as breathing is to the human body--but it often doesn't come quite as naturally. In fact, prayer in the church often gets subtly pushed to the side in favor of pragmatic practices that promise tangible results. Rather than being a hallmark of churches, dependence on prayer is usually emphasized only in times of major crisis--if at all. The latest book in the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series focuses on the necessity of regular prayer as a central practice in the local church. Examining what Jesus taught about prayer, how the first Christians approached prayer in the early church, and what steps can be taken to prioritize prayer in churches, this book is intended to awaken readers to the need and blessing of prayer in their personal lives and in the life of their local church.

Title:Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church
ISBN:9781433559471
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  • Tyler Eason

    Books on prayer have the tendency to motivate me primarily out of guilt, but this book is different. It showed the importance of prayer, but also gave grace-filled motivation to do so. It serves the c...

  • Matt

    Amazingly insightful and practical. I cannot recommend this little book highly enough. ...

  • Justin Burkholder

    This is a must-read for any church leader. The need for individual prayer is obvious, the need for corporate prayer is not always so obvious. This book awakens us to its enormous importance....

  • Brian Parks

    Excellent little book with simple but profound counsel about prayer and specifically, prayer as practiced in the local church corporately. Great illustrations and helpful insights. Highly recommended ...

  • Josiah

    A profound little book. Highly recommend....

  • Mark Donald

    Great short work on the importance of prayer in the life of a church.Some great exegetical insights (particularly on the Lord's Prayer), along with practical insights on how to cultivate a culture of ...

  • Daniel Ligon

    John Onwuchekwa's book on prayer is a very helpful resource meant to get churches, pastors and members thinking about the subject of corporate prayer and how to apply it effectively. While many books ...

  • Will Turner

    Onwuchekwa, John. Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2018.There are only two types of churches: those that pray together and those that don’t. John Onwuchek...

  • Shay

    There are only a few books on corporate prayer and this is one of them. Really simple style and easy to read, and I was greatly helped by the last 3 chapters on really how to run a prayer meeting in y...

  • Ryan Hawkins

    A unique, excellent resource. As the subtitle suggests, Onwuchekwa writes specifically about praying as a local church. This therefore is not just a prayer book. It’s a book addressing how churches...