Christian believers are living stones being built into a Spiritual house, a royal priesthood offering sacrifices that are acceptable to a living God. One of these sacrifices is Prayer. The original temple is gone, just as Jesus prophesied. But followers of Jesus are the living temple; our bodies are indwelt with the Holy Spirit. It is still God's desire for His House to be a House of Prayer. With the Holy Spirit inside us, a believer is led to desire Prayer more and more. In fact, the Holy Spirit prays for us. The Apostles said that they would work towards becoming strong in Prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4).
This book was written to help believers today to become strong in Prayer; especially Prayer for the purpose of Ministry, Mercy and Multiplication. In this book you will find actual examples from over a decade of ministry- not theory. You will see what is actually working in hundreds of churches. This is a practical resource taken from the experiences of Jim Buckman, mission strategist who helps churches plant new worshipping communities by using the House Church model and training the Priesthood of the Baptized to work under the supervision of their Pastors. Prayer is an important key to building relationships with others. Jim has found that asking the simple question, "How can I pray for you?" to be very effective in building relationship with others, ultimately so that we can share the Gospel. "How can I pray for you?" is a doorway to learning what really matters to others, providing care they actually want and a transparent way to build a faith focused relationship so that you can share the Good News that in Christ, we have one Who always Prays for us (Romans 10).
The book is part of the ipray.org, a ministry of prayer for ministry, mercy and multiplication, which also offers an app to assist you and your church in prayer.