Prayer

"Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up." James 5:14,15

 

Prayer is the pathway to intimacy with God. Through prayer we pour out our deepest needs, anticipate God's perfect will and worship in fullest measure.

NOVO: Spiritual Tools for Empowered Ministry

By Jason+ Radcliff I am a big fan of spiritual classics. The Philokalia, The Way of the Pilgrim, The Celebration of Discipline, St. Augustine’s Prayer Book (to name just a few) are all shelved centrally on my bookshelf. I return to these classics again and again when I want tangible and practical steps I can…

Book Review: Prayer in the Night

By Carol Floch McColl, All Saints Dallas Liturgical worship, ancient rhythms and richly scripted prayers are a beautiful landscape of territory I have been exploring the last eight years. I arrived late to Anglicanism, having grown up in Christ in other Christian traditions—as did Tish Harrison Warren, an Anglican priest, award-winning author and the author…

The Pandemic Comes to the Classroom

God has blessed us all with great abilities, but the ability to help children through a situation that none of us have experienced is quite a daunting task. I wish I had some amazing insight and advice for parents, but I believe prayer is the best answer to what we are experiencing right now.

Focusing on Christ’s Victory During Lent: Helpful Tools

There are certain tools I have found to be particularly helpful in focusing on Christ's victory in my own life during the season of Lent. It is important to start small.

Fasting and Prayer: Authority and Connection

Not only do we grow in spiritual authority through fasting and prayer, we also deepen our connection to God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

TLC Podcast – Reflective Prayer

Rev. Allen Hughes discusses reflective prayer with Rev. Jay Wright from St. Barts Dallas. Resources:The Way of the Pilgrim – Anonymous, R.M. Frank (Translator) – https://amzn.to/3cOx2hMPhilokalia – https://amzn.to/3iqhiTn

Spiritual Authority Cohorts: Appropriating Foundational Truths

“It is so important that all believers understand these basic principles of prayer and spiritual authority. No matter how long or short of a time we have walked with Christ, these foundational truths need to be re-appropriated and reapplied often." +Philip Jones

When to Pray, When to Parent and When to Seek Help

By Morgan Myers Remember: When it comes to concerns about our children, not all issues are parenting issues. Not all issues are spiritual issues. And not all issues are mental health issues.

Mental Illness, Prayer and Extravagant Grace

I can’t honestly say I am thankful for the mental illness that besets our son. But in full truthfulness I can say I am glad to have been forced to do battle with my theology of suffering and to test both its mettle and mine.

The Book of Common Prayer: A Unifying Resource

As Thomas Cranmer, the principal author of the original BCP, said, “Our Book [of common prayer] … is an instrument of the Bible.” The Bible can be a daunting text to engage with; thankfully, the work of Cranmer and others like him was able to give us a beautiful book to structure our prayer and guide our daily interaction with God’s Word.