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On Wings of Prayer: Praying the ACTS Way

I first came across the ACTS model for prayer many years ago. It has been a pleasure to read this book, which I recommend to everyone who has a real desire to pray. It is scriptural, practical and readable, and within the grasp of new Christians as well as old! The author starts with…

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John Bunyan on prayer

Historical

April 2010
Articles > Historical

John Bunyan on prayer

John Bunyan on prayer   Ian McNaughton   When it comes to prayer, three 'giants' stand out among the third generation English Puritans, namely John Owen, Richard Baxter and John Bunyan. They all wrote works on prayer.1 John Bunyan's, however, is the most accessible.2   John Bunyan (1628-1688)3 has become the most influential of…

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Reading the Bible and Praying in Public

Often there is pressure from a congregation, and a desire on the part of the pastor, to involve a number of different people in public worship. The easiest way in which to accommodate other voices in the leading of corporate worship is for people to be asked to read Scripture or to lead in…

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July 2007
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Moving Out With the Christian Faith: The challenge of Acts for today’s church

Peter Jeffery has produced a challenging book based on the first twelve chapters of the book of Acts. It is not a commentary in the technical sense, but rather a pithy exposition with serious application to the contemporary evangelical scene. The style throughout is engaging and eminently readable. The author compares the pagan world…

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June 2007
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A Method for Prayer

This book was first published in 1712. ‘The aim of the republication of this old work’, writes the editor Ligon Duncan, ‘is to assist and encourage modern Christians in both public and private prayer’. I’m sure that no one reading this review would doubt that we are in urgent need of such help. Matthew…

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Article

July 2002
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

A time to pray together?

Do you think that it would be good thing for non-ecumenical Evangelical churches to unite together for prayer in their localities? The Council of the Protestant Truth Society does. At a meeting earlier this year it agreed to make a public appeal for this to be implemented wherever possible. Moreover, it suggested that such…

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Article

October 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Lord’s Prayer: Temptation

The sixth petition of the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4) concerns something very intrusive in our life’s experience — temptation to sin. The previous petition has to do with forgiveness of sin, and so in a sense we are going back a stage to the source of sinning. Temptation is the context of…

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