February 1, 2013 by
Categories: Prayer | Resources
The busyness of life shouldn't keep us from prayer over the Scriptures but it often does. Though this is primarily a spiritual problem, sometimes there are practical obstacles in the way as well. This year, our church is working on a practical resource to help jump start peoples fellowship with God in the word and prayer. We are calling it "Meditations on Mercy."
These meditations are a short spotlight on one or two verses with a few brief comments and a question or two. For those with a regular quiet time, this will hopefully serve as a healthy supplement. To those with little or no quiet time, this resource will hopefully "jump start" their batteries and get things moving once again. I also think these brief mediations are well suited to times of family worship.
January's theme was "Steadfast Love." February's theme is "Simple Patterns of Prayer." Simple one or two verse prayers are presented each day. Some are so short they can be easily memorized and spoken throughout the day in short bursts of prayer and vocalized trust. The primary intent of this month's mini-prayer focus is to show us that prayers need not be long to be effective. Becoming acquainted with the hundreds of prayers in the Bible is one of the best ways to learn how to pray powerfully and with faith!
Download the PDF: Meditations On Mercy - Simple Patterns of Prayer
Tim Kerr is the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Toronto. Tim grew up in Kolkata, India where his missionary parents were involved in church planting and teaching at the Calcutta Bible College connected to the historic Carey Baptist Church. After marriage, Tim and his wife Joanne served in Japan for 12 years as church planters. When they returned to Canada, Tim led a one-on-one mentoring ministry for several years that greatly impacted Christian businessmen, pastors, and church planters in Ontario. This strong mentoring ministry has continued in the Sovereign Grace Church, which he planted in 2004. Tim and Joanne have 4 children, ages 17-24.