Category: Prayer

The Practice of Private Prayer

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord’s Prayer. Today Chris writes on the practice of private prayer. ************************************************** Prayer is an important part of the Christian’s life. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 encourages Christians to pray without ceasing. What does this look like? How does one pray privately? Scripture gives us seven examples: 1. THE PRAYER OF ADORATION. Psa 18:2 – The LORD is...

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John Owen on the Work of the Spirit in Prayer

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Today Brian Hedges starts our series by looking at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. ************************************************** In the double interests of going deeper in some of my favorite theologians and trying to strengthen my own prayer life, I’ve recently been reading John Owen’s The Work of the Holy Spirit in Prayer. This 116 page treatise is actually the seventh out of nine “books” in Owen’s magnum opus Pneumatologia: A Discourse Concerning the...

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