- Publisher: Bible Reading Fellowship
- Editor: Andrew Roberts
- Available in: Paperback, Kindle
- ISBN: 0857468294
- Published: July 1, 2019
Holy Habits is an adventure in Christian Discipleship edited by: Andrew Roberts.
Carmel Thomason has contributed to the resource on prayer alongside other writers Lyndall Bywater, Michael Mitton and Ian Adams.
The book provides 8 weeks of Bible reading notes, which take a biblical and devotional look at prayer.
Whenever Christians meet together, they pray. Sometimes the words are well loved and have been recited by the church for ages past. Sometimes the words are fresh and raw, gushing from the deep cries of people’s hearts. On other occasions, prayer is silent. Or prayer may arise simply from the shared activity of people who love Jesus Christ ‘living, working in our world’.
Prayer is a conversation with God; it is waiting on God – both in listening and serving. Prayer is sustaining, encouraging, nurturing, exciting and engaging. It is the lifeblood of the church.
As you explore the Holy Habit of Prayer, we hope churches will be encouraged to pray together, not just in corporate worship but perhaps in prayer meetings or small groups.
How could the prayer life of individuals be strengthened and developed?
Could prayer be used as a tool for mission?
How/where else could prayer be or become a regular feature of your church life?
And in the community of which you are a part:
What does prayer mean to people who are not in the church?
How can the church be part of the community through its prayer?
Where is prayer happening already in your local community, and how can you engage with that?
And when we are struggling to pray, or when prayers are not answered in the way we hope or expect, how can we support one another to wrestle with that before God in prayer?