Effective communication is vital in any relationship, including our relationship with God through prayer. The Prayer component of Growing Disciples provides resources and ideas to help us expand the scope of our prayers beyond our own needs and those of our family and friends.
So, rather than ‘teach’ us about prayer, the purpose of this part of the Growing Disciples course is to provide us with useful resources, models, examples, and stimuli to expand the scope of our prayers. In addition to praying around the immediate needs of our family and friends, we'll also learn to pray around the world.
Operation World (OW) is widely regarded as the definitive volume of prayer information about the world and is the recipient of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Evangelical Christian Literature. OW was listed in Christianity Today’s, “The Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals". Since 2016, Operation World has been more actively engaged with the rapidly growing number of prayer movements unfolding around the globe. This has included co-facilitating some new prayer events and initiatives of its own, most recently in partnership with All Nations Christian College.
Want to grow further in prayer?
Eugene Peterson, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction”.
Since Eugene Peterson wrote this spiritual formation classic more than forty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Christians have been inspired by its call to deeper discipleship. Our society is still obsessed with quick fixes. But Peterson's time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same-a long obedience in the same direction.