Category: Jared Brock

Prayer just asking?

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Peter Greif

“I’ve been thinking about something lately,” he said. “So much of the Christian prayer life consists of asking God for things. So what are we going to pray about when there’s no more pain and sin and suffering?” That messed me up. I think most Christians, myself in particular, see God mostly as a needs-and-wants fulfillment service. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve literally had no needs. When we get to heaven, we’ll have everything we need. We were created to walk and talk with God, not just ask Him to fix everything that’s wrong with the world. Prayer wasn’t created as a way to tell God our problems—He already knows them anyway. Humans were created simply to be with their Father.

Jared Brock - American author

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From the book "A year of living prayerfully"

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Prayer Buffet

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Pete Greig

“The Bible says to pray at all times with all kinds of prayers,” he continued. “But a lot of people think that prayer is just one thing. That’s like going to a buffet and only ever eating one item. You’ll get sick. You need a huge variety in order to stay healthy. Prayer is a menu, not a dish.”

Jared Brock - American author

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From the book "A year of living prayerfully"

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Prayer for extroverts

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Pete Greig

It’s true—almost every prayer book I’ve read has been written by an introvert. As Philip Yancey says, “Most of the great books on prayer are written by ‘experts’—monks, missionaries, mystics, saints. I’ve read scores of them, and mainly they make me feel guilty.” Most prayer books I’ve read have focused on silence and contemplation and quiet time, and that’s fine, but they miss a whole part of the demographic that can’t sit still. “I prefer kinetic prayer,” Pete said. “I like to move when I pray.”

Jared Brock - American author

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From the book "A year of living prayerfully"

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Don’t talk about prayer

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Andrew Bonar “Oh brother, pray; in spite of Satan, pray; spend hours in prayer, rather neglect friends than not pray, rather fast, and lose breakfast, dinner, tea, and supper—and sleep too—than not pray. . . . And we must not talk about prayer—we must pray in right earnest. The Lord is near.”

Jared Brock - American author

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From the book "A year of living prayerfully"

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Fast to grow closer

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Andrew Murray “Fasting helps to express, to deepen, and to confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, to sacrifice ourselves, to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God. . . . Prayer is the reaching out after God and the unseen; fasting, the letting go of all that is seen and temporal.” Essentially, we fast in order to grow closer to God.”

Jared Brock - American author

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From the book "A year of living prayerfully"

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