So many of us struggle with prayer. Many books have been written on the subject and there’s a reason for that. Prayer comes hard to most of us, in most seasons. And when we do pray, we often don't know what to say. What is it that my Father loves to hear about? What are the best things I could pray for my family, my church, and myself?
This short book by renowned Bible teacher Alistair Begg combines warmth, clarity, humor, and practicality as he examines Paul’s prayers for his friends in the church in Ephesus. Paul clearly enjoyed prayer, and was excited about it. He expected his Father in heaven to hear what he said, and to act in other people’s lives accordingly. The truths that underpin and shape his prayers will motivate us to pray and set us an example.
So be inspired by the Apostle Paul to pray bigger and pray better as we look to our heavenly Father to do more than all we ask or imagine!
This is a delightfully warm-hearted, crystal-clear encouragement to bask in the gospel, and to pray in a way which fits with who we are in Christ. This book made me want to "pray big"—which is exactly the point!
Gary Millar, Principal, Queensland Theological College, Australia
Prayer is so important, and so difficult, that we always need more good books on prayer. Alistair writes with a biblical simplicity and pastoral sincerity that will help you not just feel like you should pray, but feel that you can.
Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina; Author, Crazy Busy
For most of us, the discipline of prayer is the hardest one to master. That means we need more motivation and more instruction to strengthen our resolve. I am thankful that Alistair provides both for us in Pray Big. Here is a book that can reignite your heart in prayer.
John MacArthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California; President, The Master's Seminary
I love this book. It comes from the heart of a seasoned pastor to the hearts of men and women who desperately need help in our prayers. I was challenged and convicted, and yet also moved to devotion to God and to a fresh conviction of the wonder of the gospel of the Lord Jesus. There is a rich combination of scriptural clarity and pastoral warmth. And I love the way the book is laced with hymns, songs and poems, too!
Christopher Ash, Writer-in-residence, Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK; author, Zeal Without Burnout
To write a book called Pray Big takes courage. To do it honestly takes humility. To do it well takes biblical wisdom. But to do it encouragingly—well that takes somebody like Alistair Begg. And thankfully he has written it! No matter at what stage you might be in your Christian life, this is just the book you need. So, sit down with Alistair for an hour or two, and listen to him. You’ll not regret it!
Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
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