May 7, 2009


Six Lessons in Prayer

Sorry, your browser is outdated and does not support the audio element.

This highly-recommended message is by Alexander Strauch, originally preached during chapel at The Master’s Seminary on April 16, 2009.

Strauch addresses the (pastoral) idol of hyper-busyness, and how that challenges the apostolic priorities in Acts 6:4: We will devote ourselves to prayer and the ministry of the word.”

From Ephesians 6:18-19, Strauch admonishes pastors to:

  1. Always be creative in your praying: all prayer and supplication.” Avoid the rut. 2. Always be praying in a spirit of prayer: praying at all times.” Emphasis on the frequency, thanking always, confessing regularly, seeking always. 3. Always be praying in the power of the Spirit: praying … in the Spirit.” 4. Always be watching and praying. Emphasis on effort and perseverance: keep alert with all perseverance.” 5. Always be praying for others: making supplication for all the saints.” See also 1 Samuel 12:23 6. Always be praying for missionaries and the gospel: to proclaim the mystery of the gospel.”

alexander strauch audio busyness Ephesians flatfile imported pastoral ministry prayer scraps strauch

Previous post
Communication Today Instant 2. Constant 3. Global 4. Permanent Mentioned by Mark Driscoll in his 2009 Gospel Coalition message, as mentioned to him by Rick Warren
Next post
Email Forwards Update - August 24 at 11:23AM: Read the following and thought it was good supplemental wisdom. Let me speak for everyone you have ever met, from a