Talking to God: Prayer

By Alex Duke

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Talking to God: Prayer

By Alex Duke

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Explore the Centrality of Prayer in the Christian Life with This 9Marks Healthy Church Study Guide

Talking to God in prayer is one of the most foundational elements to the Christian faith but is often surrounded by a lot of uncertainty and questions: Is there a right way to pray? How does it really work? Does God hear all prayers? In this short study guide, groups will work through guided discussions together as they learn about the centrality of prayer in the Christian life and the church community. 

9Marks Healthy Church Study Guides is a series of 6–7 week studies covering the 9 distinctives of a healthy church as laid out in Nine Marks of a Healthy Church 4th ed. by Mark Dever. This series explores the biblical foundations of key aspects of the church, helping Christians live out those realities as members of a local body. Conveniently packaged and accessibly written, the format of this series is guided, inductive discussion of Scripture passages and is ideal for use in Sunday school, church-wide studies, or small-group contexts.

  • Part of the 9Marks Healthy Church Study Guides Series: A series of 6–7 week Bible studies covering 9 distinctives of a healthy church 
  • Perfect for Group Study: Includes guided discussion of Scripture with questions at the end of each chapter, which is ideal for Sunday school, small groups, and more
  • Based off of Nine Marks of a Healthy Church 4th ed. by Mark Dever 

Author:

Alex Duke

Alex Duke (MDiv, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the editorial manager for 9Marks and the director of youth ministry and ecclesiological training at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 64
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 3.52 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8819-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8819-8
ISBN-UPC: 9781433588198
Case Quantity: 100
Published: June 18, 2024

Table of Contents

Introduction
How to Pray Together as a Local Church by Mark Dever

Week 1: Churches Should Pray
Week 2: Churches Should Confess
Week 3: Churches Should Lament
Week 4: Churches Should Petition
Week 5: Churches Should Praise
Week 6: Churches Should Be United 

Teacher’s Notes

Endorsements

“9Marks, as a ministry, has taken basic biblical teaching about the church and put it into the hands of pastors. I am unaware of any other tool that so thoroughly and practically helps Christians understand God’s plan for the local church. I can’t wait to use these studies in my own congregation.”
Jeramie Rinne, Senior Pastor, Sanibel Community Church, Fort Myers, Florida

“9Marks has done local church pastors an incredible service by writing these study guides. Clear, biblical, and practical, they introduce the biblical basis for a healthy church. But more importantly, they challenge and equip church members to be part of the process of improving their own church’s health. The studies work for individual, small group, and larger group settings. I have used them for the last year at my own church and appreciate how easy they are to adapt to my own setting. I don’t know of anything else like them. Highly recommended!”
Michael Lawrence, Senior Pastor, Hinson Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon; author, Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church

“This is a Bible study that is actually rooted in the Bible and involves actual study. In the 9Marks Healthy Church Study Guides series a new standard has been set for personal theological discovery and corresponding personal application. Rich exposition, compelling questions, and clear syntheses combine to give a guided tour of ecclesiology—the theology of the church. I know of no better curriculum for generating understanding of and involvement in the church than this. It will be a welcome resource in our church for years to come.”
Rick HollandSenior Pastor, Mission Road Bible Church, Prairie Village, Kansas

“In America today we have the largest churches in the history of our nation, but the least amount of impact for Christ’s kingdom. Slick marketing and finely polished vision statements are a foundation of sand. The 9Marks Healthy Church Study Guides series is a refreshing departure from church-growth materials toward an in-depth study of God’s word that will equip God’s people with his vision for his church. These study guides will lead local congregations to abandon secular methodologies for church growth and instead rely on Christ’s principles for developing healthy, God-honoring assemblies.”
Carl J. Broggi, Senior Pastor, Community Bible Church, Beaufort, South Carolina; President, Search the Scriptures Radio Ministry

“Anyone who loves Jesus will love what Jesus loves. The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus loves the church. He knows about and cares for individual churches and wants them to be spiritually healthy and vibrant. Not only has Jesus laid down his life for the church but he has also given many instructions in his word regarding how churches are to live and function in the world. This series of Bible studies by 9Marks shows how Scripture teaches these things. Any Christian who works through this curriculum, preferably with other believers, will be helped to see in fresh ways the wisdom, love, and power of God in establishing the church on earth. These studies are biblical, practical, and accessible. I highly recommend this curriculum as a useful tool that will help any church embrace its calling to display the glory of God to a watching world.”
Thomas Ascol, Executive Director, Founders Ministries; Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida