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Author: Megan Hill
The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches
A Christian never prays alone.
Heard by the Father, helped by the Son and the Spirit, and joined with the prayers of others, a believer's prayer always expresses a relationship. It is fitting, then, that God designed the church to be a community of believers who regularly pray together. And yet we often fail to prioritize these times in our daily lives.
Exploring the Bible's teaching on corporate prayer and the rich blessings that result, Praying Together will help you delight in the privilege and give you the practical tools to make praying with others a regular practice in your home, your church, and your community.
About the author:
Megan Hill (BA, Grove City College) is a pastor’s wife and a pastor’s daughter who has spent her life praying with others. She serves on the editorial board for Christianity Today and is a regular contributor to the Her.meneutics blog and the Gospel Coalition website. Megan lives in West Springfield, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.
“Megan Hill has given us a primer on prayer that is both useful and eloquent. Many of us, myself included, are prone to entertain an untruth about prayer: that it should always be easy and spontaneous, free of any hint of discipline or forethought. Megan empathetically and expressively lifts our eyes toward a higher vision, grounded in the truth of Scripture, of prayer as a delightful duty to be practiced, savored, and shared.” Jen Wilkin, author, Women of the Word; Bible study teacher
“Megan Hill is a wise and godly woman, a friend, and one of my favorite authors. She writes to move us to pray together in our homes, communities, and churches. She does three things in particular to help us to pray together in this book. She offers us encouragement, experience, and counsel—all richly biblical and theological. The chapter “Praying with the Church” is by itself worth the price of admission. The book is brief enough to be read in a sitting and deep enough to be savored for a semester. If you and your brothers and sisters in Christ pray together with more hope, delight, and expectancy because of reading it, I am sure that Megan will feel her aim is realized.” J. Ligon Duncan III, Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi