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by The Library Team
The current sermon series by Pastor Martin is on the topic of prayer. There is no doubt that prayer and the act of praying are of great importance to all of us. Each day we feel the need to pray, to make that vital connection to God. Yet we often struggle with questions about prayer. “Is God listening when I pray?”  “Why does God allow bad things to happen?” One author who tackles this topic in his own unique way is Bill Hybels, pastor of the Willow Creek Community Church, a mega-church in Chicago.  In his book, Too busy NOT to pray, he explains why daily personal prayer time is essential to him. The sub-title of the book is, Slowing down to be with God. Chapter by chapter he gives practical advice on how to pray and also how to spend time listening to what God has to say.

Author Philip Yancey in his book, Prayer: does it make any difference? explores possible answers to many of the questions that Christians wonder about. This is a very well-researched book, filled with thoughtful insights into the effects of prayer. Yancey uses many real-life accounts of how prayer brought about huge changes in situations that seemed hopeless.

Other titles you may find of interest on the topic of prayer are:

  • Adventures in prayer by Catherine Marshall – a short tour through eight different types of prayer.
  • Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets – solid biblical teaching about the many facets of prayer
  • The power of prayer in a believer’s life, by Charles Spurgeon – twelve sermons by the renowned English preacher.

More titles are available at the Library.