I find it hard to believe that I preached my first formal sermon on the 23rd January 1971. As a young and inexperienced Christian I had much to learn. It is now the year 2011 and I feel the same. A lot has happened in my life since that Sunday night, many sermons have been prepared and preached but one thing remains constant: that is the need to “walk humbly with my God.”
I believe Prayer is an important key to the Christian life. What is prayer?
It is not until we truly open ourselves to the Almighty and make ours the blessings that we have in the Lord Jesus, that we can experience the power of prayer in our lives.
I do not claim to be expert or proficient in this, in fact I would rather think of myself as a simple country parson, a fellow traveller in the journey of life.
The hymn, ‘I Surrender All’, describes it beautifully. The truth of the matter is that we find it hard to surrender all to Him.
Within the pages of this booklet are seven chapters, each on a particular aspect of prayer. Prayer is the most powerful activity in which a human being can engaged in. It has great possibilities, its field is limitless. It is easy, yet it is hard. It is simple yet it is complex.
There have been many books written on prayer, many sermons preached on it.
These chapters are not exhaustive and this information is not new, it has been gleaned from many sources. You might even find these chapters simplistic.
My prayer is that this information may be of use as stepping stones to a deeper walk with God.