Beyond the basics of prayer: resources for church and small group leaders

prayingwomanOur last post looked at some prayer resources at Delve Into Jesus to help you understand the basics of prayer. But if you’ve gotten through the basics and are ready to lead others in building up their prayer lives, here’s another ministry that can help: Bible Prayer Fellowship. Bible Prayer Fellowship helps pastors and church leaders cultivate healthy prayer practices in their churches, small groups, and Bible studies.

First and foremost, BPF has the full text of their Forgotten Secrets to a Live Prayer Meeting. It’s a full-blown leader’s manual for running a successful prayer meeting, including 12 lesson and student workbook exercises to accompany them. If you’re studying the topic of prayer in your small group Bible study, this would be a great resource. Also of interest to small group leaders is the full text of Andrew Murray’s classic textbook on prayer With Christ in the School of Prayer. BPF has added discussion questions to each chapter to help you get a group dialogue started.

One final set of resources worth checking out at BPF is their set of email newsletters about prayer—one meant for pastors, another for prayer group leaders, and the third for anyone interested in prayer as a means of spiritual revival.

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