“Church leaders know the importance of prayer. But church leaders often get too busy to pray. Chuck Lawless does a masterful job of reminding us why and how pastors and other church leaders must be doers and leaders of prayer in their churches.”
Thom S. Rainer
Founder and CEO Church Answers
Understanding and Prioritizing Prayer
Being Good Stewards of Our Time
Praying Proactively or Reactively?
Praying Strategically—and Continually
Praying for Yourself and Your Family
Testing Your Church’s Prayer Level
Leading Your Church to Pray
A note from Dr. Lawless:
Luke 5:15-16 is one of the most convicting Bible texts I’ve ever read.
“But the news about him spread even more, and large crowds would come together to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. Yet he often withdrew to deserted places and prayed.”
Here’s why these verses are so convicting to me – I’m concerned I wouldn’t push away from the crowds enough to pray.
I’m a pastor at heart. I have pastored churches, served as associate pastor, and interim pastor during my ministry tenure. What I love about pastoring is preaching and shepherding to the same people every week through crises and struggles. And, if crowds gathered to hear me preach, I’d want to preach; if I could heal the sick in front of me, I’d want to do that, too.
My fear, though, is that I’d do ministry first and pray only if I had leftover time. I’m afraid I would say only a perfunctory prayer at the beginning of the ministry activities, do the ministry, and then ask God to bless what I’d already done.
Chuck Lawless is Dean of Doctoral Studies, Vice-President for Spiritual Formation, and preaching professor at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He also serves as team leader for Global Theological Education Strategies for the International Mission Board (SBC).
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