“What the church needs today is not more or better machinery, not new organizations, or more novel methods; but men whom the Holy Spirit can use – men of prayer, men mighty in prayer.” – E.M. Bounds
The more we engage with unbelievers, skeptics, and a confused, chaotic culture, the more we become desperately aware that even our best intellectual efforts and most skilled rhetoric are not enough to change anything.
These difficulties drive us to pray.
We find that we need God, quite literally, every hour. But, beyond that kind of organic, need-based prayer, there may be some helpful ways for apologists to practice the discipline of prayer. What follows is my current seven-fold prayer strategy, focused specifically on my apologetics endeavors. I hope you’ll find something helpful:
#1. Truth – Take time to Celebrate the Great Truths of God
#2. Praise – Build Altars of Praise for Good News
#3. Hope – Cultivate Hope
#4. Comrades – Lift up Fellow Apologists
#5. The “Jury” – Intercede for specific Skeptics and Seekers
#6. Today’s Battles – Do Battle for the Issues and Opponents of the Gospel
#7. Society and Government – Pray for Revival Conditions Continue reading