Faith without obedience is dead. Prayer without action is wasted.
What would your life look like if you stopped praying about God’s will and just did it instead? How would your church look if it spent as much time serving as it spent praying about serving?
The truth is, sometimes when you think you’re praying, you’re really just procrastinating. And when you think you’re asking that God’s will be done, you’re really telling him no. In times that call for action, prayer can be disobedience in disguise. Wasted Prayer uncovers the ways we use prayer to dodge responsibility for the work God has assigned us.
Complete with punch-in-the-gut biblical exposition that will help get you off your knees—and out of your chair—Wasted Prayer will provide you with the jolt you need to start living like a Christian, instead of just praying like one.
It’s time to stop praying and start doing.
|Contributor(s)||Greg Darley , Mark Batterson|
|About the Contributor(s)||Greg Darley
Greg Darley is a social entrepreneur, speaker, writer. In his role as Director of College Mobilization for International Justice Mission (IJM), he leads IJM’s more than seventy-thousand college students on hundreds of campuses across the country to engage in the work of justice. Before coming to IJM, Greg was founder and director of BackstageLeadership.org, a national Christian leadership training program connecting and equipping Christian leaders, church planters, and pastors. He is a featured speaker for Outreach Ministries and travels and speaks at churches, conferences, organizations, and universities throughout America. He is a graduate of Clemson University and has an earned a Master's degree from Liberty Theological Seminary. He also is a graduate of BreakPoint’s Centurion Program, a biblical worldview training program created by Chuck Colson.
Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Recognized as “one of America’s 25 most innovative churches,” NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark’s blog (www.markbatterson.com) and webcast (www.theaterchurch.com) also reach a virtual congregation around the world. Mark is the author of several bestselling books, including New York Times bestsellers The Circle Maker and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. He and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children. You can follow Mark on Twitter: @markbatterson
|Publish Date||Jul 8, 2014|