Kentucky has a tremendous heritage of spiritual awakening, and many are praying that God will again sweep the state with a spirit of revival. We are calling Kentucky Baptists to prayer through conferences, prayer meetings, and a network of prayer coordinators. We provide training, support, and resources for churches and associations that are interested in developing this most important discipline of prayer.
From the Church Consulting & Revitalization Team’s “Strengthening Congregational Prayer” guide. Includes inventories to evaluate a pastor’s personal prayer life; the balance of a church’s congregational prayer ministry; and the personal prayer lives of individual church members.
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All Christians know they should pray, but sometimes it’s hard to know how—especially if the minutes start to drag and our minds start to wander. Offering readers hope, encouragement, and the practical advice they’re looking for, this concise book by professor Donald Whitney outlines a simple, time-tested method that can help transform our prayer lives: praying the words of the Bible. Praying the Bible shows readers how to pray through portions of Scripture one line at a time, helping us stay focused by allowing God’s Word itself to direct our thoughts and words. Simple yet profound, this resource will prove invaluable to all Christians as they seek to commune with their heavenly Father in prayer each and every day.
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Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity.
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The Center for Biblical Spirituality
Praying Through Scripture Outline (PDF)
By Don Whitney
Ronnie Floyd: Pleading With Southern Baptists
Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has released a motivational tool book to help pastors and churches across the SBC engage in concerted prayer for the next great awakening in advance of the 2015 annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Floyd highlights several recommendations from his ebook: intercessory prayer for pastors on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings in advance of weekly sermons; a month of preaching on the subjects of repentance, extraordinary prayer, revival, awakening and teaching on God’s word; the dedication of a full Sunday morning worship service to congregational prayer; a day of prayer and fasting in May, and attendance at the Columbus meeting.
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John Harris: A Guide to Prayer and Fasting
Although fasting is an almost forgotten practice, this biblical foundation is an important part of worship and prayer. Fasting helps us to focus on matters of the Spirit. This guide, written by Rev. John Harris of Orlando First Baptist Church, will help you understand the basics.
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The Pocket Guide to Prayer Walking
This color cardstock guide fits nicely in your pocket or the palm of your hand and will provide helpful information for prayerwalkers. It gives scripture references and specific suggestions concerning how to pray for homes, marriages, schools, churches, lost individuals and communities. Quantities of 50 are $10 each. Click here to place your order now. You can also Prayerwalking Guide now. Available in Spanish, too: Prayerwalking Guide (Spanish).
And the Place Was Shaken: How to Lead a Powerful Prayer Meeting by John Franklin
Prayer for the church is not a casual practice but communion between Christ and His body that is as intimate as communion between a husband and a wife. And for the church, corporate prayer is not an optional ritual but a commanded expectation. However, having an effective corporate experience of prayer-whether in a large congregational setting or a small group-depends on many factors. John Franklin highlights not only the theology behind powerful corporate prayer times but also the effective habits and practices of a praying church. A God-centered prayer format is central to having a “God experience in the corporate church setting.” Publisher: Broadman & Holman Paperback ISBN #: 0805432981 $14.99
How to Lead a Powerful Prayer Meeting DVD
Filmed before a live audience, Dr. John Franklin highlights on this DVD not only the theology behind powerful corporate prayer times, but also the effective habits and practices of a praying church. Based on the book by Franklin, “And the Place Was Shaken: How to Lead a Dynamic Prayer Meeting”, this DVD is a powerful and helpful resource for pastors and prayer leaders. Learn why God especially requires corporate prayer, identify hidden foundations to dynamic prayer, discover three things God wants to do in a prayer meeting, learn how to design and lead a powerful prayer meeting and finally, observe Dr. Franklin as he models leading a dynamic prayer experience. DVD also includes:
- teaching handouts ( pdf file format)
- power point presentations for download
The price is $12.00 (includes shipping) for KBC churches/ministries and $15.00 (includes shipping) for out of state sales. Click here to place your order now. “And the Place Was Shaken: How to Lead a Powerful Prayer Meeting” © Copyright 2005 B&H Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Oh, that You Would Rend the Heavens
Author and nationally recognized speaker, Dr. John Franklin, has followed his prayer-focused book, “And the Place was Shaken,” with a challenging and helpful new resource on spiritual awakening. Filmed before a live audience March 13, 2012 at the Kentucky Baptist Building in Louisville, “Oh, That You Would Rend the Heavens” explores the question: “What Will It Take for Spiritual Awakening?” Could it happen again today? Whether it does or not depends on God, us knowing the ways of God, and our response to Him. In the study, Franklin outlines biblical reasons why the kind of massive spiritual revival that began right here in Kentucky in 1800 seems to elude us today. How are Christians to respond so God’s Spirit once again will blow the flames of awakening across Kentucky and the world? The price is $15.00 (includes shipping.) Click here to place your order now.
Dr. John Franklin is pastor of Post Oak Baptist Church, Russellville and founder of John Franklin Ministries, whose mission is “to assist the church in what it will take for revival and spiritual awakening.” Learn more at www.johnfranklinministries.org.
The Praying Church Sourcebook, Second Edition, By Alvin J. Vander Griend
A complete guide for churches that want to focus on prayer. It contains ideas, helps, and tips for pastors, individuals, families, and you whole church. Features valuable teaching on prayer, true stories of prayer in action, a directory of selected prayer ministries, and a reading list of classic and contemporary books on prayer. Publisher: Faith Alive Christian Resources Paperback ISBN: 1562122584 $25.95
Youth Ministry on Your Knees: Mentoring and Mobilizing Young People to Pray by Mike Higgs
Is your youth ministry building prayer into the lives of tomorrow’s leaders? Youth Ministry on Your Knees will help you and the young people you lead develop a rich and effective prayer life that will impact generations to come. Nationally-recognized youth ministry consultant Mike Higgs shares a wealth of practical and proven youth prayer ideas drawn from almost 30 years of experience. He encourages youth ministry workers with his analysis of the “rapidly growing number of youth who are fast becoming a runaway freight train within the prayer movement. Bring the youth you mentor into this exciting prayer movement through the insight and ideas in Youth Ministry on Your Knees. Publisher: Pray! Books Paperback ISBN #: 1576836185 $12.00
A House of Prayer: Prayer Ministries in Your Church by John Franklin
A House of Prayer gives pastors, church staff, and church prayer leaders practical guidance for establishing or strengthening their church’s prayer ministry. This guide includes prayer basics, how to start a prayer ministry, organizing an intercessory prayer room, keys to dynamic prayer meetings, prayer-ministry ideas, prayer resources and networks, and prayer forms and planning sheets. Publisher: LifeWay Church Resources Pub. Date: December 1999 Type: Paperback ISBN: 0767393937 Price: $13.95 Order now from LifeWay!
A Journey Into Prayer by Evelyn Christensen
An elegant devotional containing 100 selections from the writings of Evelyn Christenson on the subject of prayer. Addresses such important topics as motives in prayer, responding to God’s answers, and approaching prayer with a pure heart. Publisher: Chariot Victor Publishing Pub. Date: September 1997 Type: Hardback ISBN: 1564766292 Price: $12.99
Disciple’s Prayer Lifeby T.W. Hunt
Helps adults learn to pray experientially based on prayers of the Bible. Through personal, daily study and 12 weekly small-group meetings members will discover practical experiences that strengthen and deepen prayer lives and help churches develop an intercessory prayer ministry. Disciple’s Prayer Life has been reformatted into a more user-friendly design, with leadership materials included. (LIFE course) Publisher: LifeWay Christian Resources Pub. Date: August 1997 Type: Paperback ISBN: 0767334949 Price: $13.95 Order this book from LifeWay!
Whispers of Hope by Beth Moore
This unique devotional and prayer journal by Beth Moore contains 70 daily meditations on a broad range of topics for women. Contains a separate section to record prayer petitions based on PRAISE acrostic, plus separate group study plans. Ideal for personal and group study as well as gift-giving. Pub. Date: June 1998 ISBN: 0767392787 Price: $15.95 Order this book from LifeWay!
Live a Praying Life by Jennifer Kennedy Dean
This 12-week study goes back to the biblical basics of prayer, cleaning out myths about prayer to rev up a powerful, ongoing connection to God that can invigorate every aspect of a Christian’s life. The author tackles the complex theological questions: If God is sovereign, why pray? If prayer is not a way to change God’s mind, what is it? It’s a way, she illustrates, for God to send His power and provision into the world through His people. The study takes a detailed look at prayer’s purpose, process, promise, and practice. Publisher: New Hope Publishers Pub. Date: January 2003 Type: Paperback ISBN: 1563097524 Price: $12.99 Order this book from LifeWay!
He Restores My Soul by Jennifer Kennedy Dean
According to Jennifer Kennedy Dean, “God’s people are ‘silver’-they are the most malleable, the most resistant to corrosion, the most reflective, and the best conductors of power.” In her 40-day program for spiritual renewal, Dean assists readers in discovering their potential for an inner transformation that will make them sensitive to God’s shaping hand. Based on biblical precedents, He Restores My Soul guides readers toward quiet moments of worship called “retreats”-special times in the presence of God when the soul and self can be revitalized. By emphasizing the importance of Scripture, quiet reflection, listening prayer, and worship, Dean helps Christians become pure as silver. Only then can they reflect the true glory of God. Publisher: Broadman & Holman Pub. Date: September 1999 Type: Paperback ISBN: 0805420274 Price: $12.99 Order this book now from LifeWay!
Follow Me: Lessons for Becoming a Prayer Walker by Randy Sprinkle
This six-week Bible study is a tool that can transform a willing believer into an effective prayer walker. It helps prepare readers for on-site praying, local and global ministry, and spiritual warfare. Designed for individual and group study, it is divided into six five-day sessions and includes a leader’s guide and questions for personal reflection. Publisher: New Hope Publishers (AL) Pub. Date: August 2001 Type: Paperback ISBN: 1563097184 Price: $8.99 Order this book from LifeWay!
Taking Prayer To The Streets: Prayer Journeys Resource Kit by Thomas Wright
Put on your walking shoes. It’s time to reclaim our streets and neighborhoods for Christ! Taking Prayer to the Streets is an intentional coordinated effort to pray for and share Jesus with every person in a chosen geographical area or cultural community. It includes prayerwalking, biking, driving, flying, skating, and every other possible form of transportation. The material is designed to be covered in 12 sessions in either group or personal study. It explores the three aspects of developing an evangelistic prayer life in the heart of the church: becoming more faithful in prayer; prayerwalking and congregational involvement; and the strategies and principles of the Great Commission prayer. Taking Prayer to the Streets offers a simple plan and practical help for putting faith and prayer into practice. For more information visit “namb.net/prayer”. Taking Prayer to the Streets: Prayer Journeys Resource Kit is a product of NAMB. Publisher: North American Mission Board Pub. Date: August 1999 Type: Other ISBN: 0840096321 Price: $29.99 Order this book from LifeWay now!
My House Shall Be a House of Prayer by Jonathan L. Graf, Lani C. Hinkle
Filled with stories and step-by-step instruction, this handy guide is a treasure chest of inspiration for unleashing the power of God through prayer. Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group Pub. Date: July 2001 Type: Paperback ISBN: 1576833062 Price: $6.00 Order this book from LifeWay now!
Developing Your Secret Closet of Prayer by Richard Burr, Arnold Fleagle
Based on the author’s 20-year focus and teaching on prayer, this book provides ways to strengthen one’s communion with God, an examination of the power of praise, confession and repentance, and a practical explanation of Scripture praying. Highly recommended. Publisher: Christian Publications Pub. Date: April 1998 Type: Paperback ISBN: 0875097782 Price: $10.99 Order this book from LifeWay now!
Watchman Prayer Guide by Larry Thompson
Our responsibility to be consistent and fruitful in prayer demands that we reevaluate our past methodology and reexamine biblical truth to gain new insights and a fresh model for an intercessory prayer ministry. Pub. Date: February 1993 Type: Paperback ISBN: 0805499628 Price: $1.95
A Prayer Guide for Associations and Churches Resource Kit C. Thomas Wright
This practical resource is designed to assist association and church prayer leaders in reclaiming the church as a house of prayer with a passion for the lost. Includes church prayer coordinator job descriptions and suggested prayer strategies for associations and churches. Endorsed by many national and association prayer leaders. 0840096542 $29.99 Order this book from LifeWay now!
PrayTimer: Real Time for Real Prayer by C. Thomas Wright
A computer program and Bible study book designed to help maximize and expand a believer’s prayer life by providing tools for individuals, prayer coordinators, and church staff members to manage, print, and distribute personal, congregational, or small-group prayer requests. The motivational Bible Study includes 6 sessions on prayer that can by used in a small group setting or personal study. Chapter titles include “Following Christ in Biblical Prayer,” “Praying from a Believer’s Heart,” “Spiritual Warfare and the Biblical Plan,” “Christian Intervention,” “Maximizing a Personal Prayer Time,” and “Motivation for Prayer.” The Praytimer software includes calendar options for recording prayer requests, downloadable files with specific national and international prayer requests, missionary birthdays, printable templates to help manage and customize prayer requests, Bible reading schedule, and much more! ISBN: 0633010596 Price: $18.99 Order this resource from LifeWay now!
Prayer Journeys: A Leader’s How-To Manual
Learn how to organize and budget a prayer-walking trip. $5.00 Order this book from IMB now!
Prayerwalking: Praying On Site With Insight
Provides simple, yet comprehensive instruction on this dynamic approach to prayer. $11.00 Order this book from IMB now! The following resources are available from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Office of Prayer and Spiritual Awakening, 405-942-3800 ext. 537 or firstname.lastname@example.org: Returning to Holinessby Dr. Gregory Frizzell A Personal and Churchwide Journey to Revival: A biblical guide to daily cleansing and churchwide solemn assemblies. This book answers the question, “How can we see another great spiritual awakening?” Certainly prayer is crucial and evangelism is required. Yet according to God’s Word, prayer and evangelism must be combined with a profound return to holiness and spiritual cleansing (2 Chronicles 7:14). Biblical Patterns for Powerful Church Prayer Meetingsby Dr. Gregory Frizzell God’s Changeless Path to Sweeping Revival and Evangelism: Discover how any church can “experience God” in corporate and small group prayer meetings. History reveals one inescapable truth – God never sends sweeping nation-wide revival until churches fully humble themselves in fervent, corporate prayer. This book gives great encouragement and practical suggestions for returning Wednesday night to a powerful prayer time. If you are a prayer coordinator for your church, let us know!