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Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools (Tyler Staton)
Prayer is the source of Jesus's most astonishing miracles and the subject of Jesus's most audacious promises, and yet, people find prayer to be boring, obligatory, or confusing. Join Tyler Staton, author, pastor, and national director of the 24/7 Prayer movement, as he invites you to discover the incredible gift of prayer. Staton addresses common roadblocks to prayer and gives you the confidence to come to God just as you are.
~ Express your doubts and disappointments about prayer
~ Discover and practice multiple postures of prayer, including silence, persistence, confession, and more
~ Understand and embrace the wonder and mystery of prayer in everyday life
~ Open or reopen the line of communication with your Creator and experience afresh his divine power on earth
S1: The Intercession of Christ (Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools)
Jesus had a habit of prayer and he taught us how to pray. But what we often overlook is that Jesus is still praying for us. Prayer begins not with us but with Jesus. Every prayer that we have ever prayed or that we will ever pray is a response to Jesus’ prayers for us. This must be the starting p...
S2: Our Father in Heaven (Adoration) (Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools)
When we begin our prayers with adoration, it compels us to focus our attention on the one we are addressing: our heavenly Father. When we acknowledge that God is our Father, we are reminded that we are his children. We then recognize that God, like any good parent, does not give his children anyt...
S3: Search Me and Know Me (Confession) (Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools)
Adam and Eve’s reaction to their sin was to cover up their nakedness and hide. We have been doing the same ever since . . . covering up, denying, and trying to hide our sin. Confession breaks through this facade, not as an admission of failure but a declaration of triumph—a cry that we will no lo...
S4: Our Daily Bread (Petition) (Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools)
Asking God for help is called petition. The word brings up images of formal statements sent to governing bodies. But Jesus’ command to pray for our “daily bread” reminds us that no prayer is too mundane for God. Our heavenly Father wants us to bring all our requests to him.
S5: On Earth As It Is In Heaven (Intercession) (Praying Like Monks, Living Like
Intercessory prayer is a selfless act that allows us to think of others first and put their needs above our own. Explore what it means to join with Jesus in intercessory prayer. God has shared his power with us and calls us to be co-managers of his resources on earth.