Lord, Teach Us To Pray–A Ministry in the Making

Lord, Teach Us To Pray Ministries is really just beginning.  It is a ministry in the making.  I hope you will pray for it, and for me, as I try to do what I believe God is leading me to do.   Pray that I will hear Him clearly and act obediently.  Pray that all I do will be according to His will.  Here is Lord, Teach Us To Pray Ministries mission statement.

 MISSION STATEMENT

To provide books, articles, materials, e-mails, facebook, blog posts, Bible studies, teachings, prayer groups, conferences, etc., in order to: (1) Help interested believers understand what prayer is and how to pray (according to His will, Luke 11:1); and to (2) Get these believers praying regularly and with urgency; in order to hallow His name, bring forth His Kingdom, and bring forth His will on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-10).

 Here is what has been accomplished so far:

 BOOKS

Since about 1992 I have been writing a book on prayer.  It’s basically finished now.  It’s an e-book entitled Prayer A to Z.  The book has 52 chapters, all in alphabetical order.  It’s a long book of almost 1200 pages.  Toward the end of the writing I came to the conclusion that many will not want to buy it because of its length, so I decided to divide it up.  I divided the book up into six different books, with its own theme: book one—Basics of Prayer; book two—Purpose of Prayer; book three—Principles of Prayer; book four—Joy of Prayer; book five—Service of Prayer, and; book six, which is a summary of the entire work—Zenith of Prayer.  I still offer the big book of course—Prayer A to Z.  In fact, it’s selling more than the smaller books. I won’t go into any detail on these books right now.   

 So far I haven’t had the resources to do much advertizing, so book sales are really low.  Please pray that people would buy the books and pray that I will be able to advertize more so the books are more visible.  It’s all for the glory of God of course, not for my profit.  The goal of the books are according to the mission statement: (1) to help interested believers understand what prayer is and how to pray (according to His will, Luke 11:1); and (2) to Get these believers praying regularly and with urgency.

 BLOGGING

Blogging (this blog) is also dedicated to the mission.  And to accomplish that objective I try to (1) teach people about prayer (mainly it will be excerpts from my book), and (2) to direct people (with links) to my book website.

 Here are some catagories I’m thinking of blogging about:

 About Prayer

  • Excerpts from my book
  • Excerpts from other books

 Topics Related to Prayer

  • Word
  • Purity
  • Obedience
  • Faith

 Prayer Ministry

  • Blogging
  • Writing
  • E-books
  • Bible Study groups
  • My book

 My Book

  • How it came together, Preface
  • What’s in each book, kind of a summary
  • About writing, my style, methods
  • Other authors I have used
  • Marketing this book
  • An e-book

 Understanding the Times

  • The Rapture
  • Emergent and postmodernism
  • Meditative prayer
  • Preterism

 Nature and Photography

  • Pictures with Comments

 My Life

  • Reflections, what God is teaching me

 As you can tell, I don’t have too many posts up yet, but I will!

EMAILS

E-mails gave the ministry a good start, but I think the e-mail campaign is basically over, except periodically.  I don’t want be a bother to people too often.

 FACEBOOK

All my blog posts get linked to facebook, so that’s easy.  I could also put out some ads—that may be coming in the future.

 Well, this is basically all I’ve done so far.  There’s so much more to do, so many more avenues.

 Please pray for me and this ministry.

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About Stephen Nielsen

I'm an author, a self publisher, and a painting contractor. I live in beautiful Minnesota, USA . Welcome to my blog site.
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2 Responses to Lord, Teach Us To Pray–A Ministry in the Making

  1. Hollis McGehee says:

    Dear Stephen,

    I am a pastor and a judge in Mississippi. I am pastor at two small United Methodist churches in a rural area.
    I enjoyed reading your article / study on role of Holy Spirit in prayer. I have been reading Andrew Murray’s book “the prayer LIFE”
    and am encouraging myself and my congregations and others to a deeper level of and commitment to prayer. Very encouraged
    by your words.

    I wanted to thank you and open a line of communication where we, mostly me, might be sharpened by an exchange. I don’t know
    if this is the proper way to respond to your blog but this is what I wanted to communicate.

    God is truly doing a work on me in prayer right now and I am so thankful for that. I am almost 61 and excited about a renewed prayer life.

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

    Sincerely,

    Hollis McGehee

    • Dear Pastor McGehee,
      I’m encouraged to hear that you have renewed your prayer life. I hope you have found my writings helpful. Feel free to copy anything you see and use it. You can email me for more lengthy or personal discussions–see contact page, or just use this if you want. Blessings to you.
      Stephen

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