One Thing is a 3 part teaching series on prayer. The second part of the series out now, entitled One Thing for the church: Growing Prayer Together
' and features 7 sessions on how we can grow in prayer together in communities of faith.
One Thing for Us will introduce you to the fun and freedom of discovering your prayer personality and building your personal prayer rhythm; it will help you to answer questions like, How do I hear Gods voice and Does God answer prayer, and it will challenge you to understand and overcome the obstacles which stop you going deeper in your relationship with God.
The course is designed as a group study resource, but can also be used for individual study.
Session 1 - The Ultimate Conversation
Prayer isnt just a private conversation between God and individuals, its also meant to be a conversation between God and his Church. In this session we explore the importance of gathering together to pray, and find out how to get started.
Session 2 - A Culture of Prayer
Prayer wasnt just an activity the early church occasionally made time for; it was woven into everything they did. In this session we look at their example, and explore how we can grow that kind of prayer culture in our churches today.
Session 3 - Praying as a Family
Throughout the Scriptures, God called his people to come together as family, to worship and pray together. In this session we explore how we can pray together as church family, no matter what our age, background or ability. How can we make sure everyone is included, every voice is heard and every prayer is valued.
Session 4 - The Power of Agreement
The Bible teaches that there is power in united prayer. In this session we examine some of that teaching, and we take a look at how standing together in agreeing prayer can change places and situations.
Session 5 - Prayer Warfare
If the prayer of agreement is powerful,then it stands to reason that it might meet some resistance. In this session we explore the tactics the enemy uses to disrupt and undermine prayer in our churches. How can we recognise them, and how can we overcome them?
Session 6 - Battle Stations 1
A church is a community of all sorts of different people with all sorts of different personalities and gifts. Our prayer warfare is more effective when we understand which role in the prayer battle suits us best. In this session we discover more about the role of the intercessor.
Session 7 - Battle Stations 2
When we pray together as a church, how do we make sure we stay on track, following the leading of the Holy Spirit and fighting the battles God wants us to fight? In this session we explore some of the other tasks which need to be carried out if were to be effective in our warfare together.