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Prayer Bibliogrpahy for Pastors and Prayer Leaders

Core Values

Item # 020577



Soon after he was elected general superintendent, Dr. George Wood identified five core values that would determine the priorities of his administration. In acting upon these values, his desire is to build bridges-especially to nonbelievers, people of diverse cultures and younger generations.

Dr. Wood clearly articulates his respect and love for his Pentecostal heritage. With a correlative enthusiasm he seeks to pass on to succeeding generations the truths, values and commitment that compelled our Pentecostal forefathers. He emphasizes them with a fresh expression and focus, presenting some new approaches to advancing our historic mission-the mission that the Holy Spirit led our early leaders to begin more than 90 years ago.

Dr. Wood's path in life has uniquely prepared him for his present responsibility. The convictions that underlie these values were formed in his mind and heart over several decades of ministry. They reflect the DNA of the Fellowship and set our course in following what matters most to our Lord- serving His cause with effectiveness and excellence.

Dr. George O. Wood is general superintendent of the U.S. Assemblies of God. Before being elected to his present office, he served as general secretary for 14 years. He was assistant superintendent of the Southern California District from 1988-1993, after pastoring Newport-Mesa Christian Center in Costa Mesa, California for 17 years. The son of missionary parents to China and Tibet, Wood holds a doctoral degree in pastoral theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a juris doctorate from Western State University College of Law.

The Spirit Helps Us Pray

Item # 020678



by Robert L. Brandt and Zenas J. Bicket

Publisher: Logion Press

Learn how to grow in God’s grace and minister in the full power of the Spirit. The Spirit Helps Us Pray provides a historical study of prayer and explores the relevance of prayer in your life today. Part one focuses on several biblical leaders and examines prayer in the prophetic books. Part two studies the prayers of Christ in various settings. Part three delves into angelic intervention and the link between prayer and revival.

The four included appendixes on spiritual warfare in prayer, agreeing in prayer, angelic appearances, and testimonies of answered prayers will help you understand and incorporate prayer into your life. This refreshing, full gospel treatment of prayer will not only impact your life, but will change the way you—and your staff—view and use the power of prayer. 17 chapters. Each includes study questions. Paper. 464 pages.

View a sample taken from the book The Spirit Helps Us Pray.

Part 1: Prayer in the Old Testament

Prayers of the Patriarchs and Their Contemporaries
The Prayers of Moses
The Period from Joshua to King Saul
The Prayers of David and Other Psalmists
The Prayers of Solomon and Later Leaders of Israel
Prayer in the Prophetic Books

Part 2: Prayer in the New Testament

Prayer in the Life and Ministry of Christ
Christ’s Teaching on Prayer
Prayer in the Jerusalem Church
Prayer in the Expanding Church
Paul on Prayer – Part One
Paul on Prayer – Part Two
Prayer in Hebrews and the General Epistles

Part 3: Prayer in Contemporary Practice

Angelic Intervention
Prayer and Revival
The Disciplines of Prayer: A Practicum
Problems Considered

Back To The Altar

Item # 020328



by Thomas E. Trask and David A. Womack

Invites today's believers to experience a new wave of holy energy. Suggests local churches set aside regular days of fasting, establish prayer ministries within the church, and teach on the theme of revival. As the Spirit moves, churches will enjoy a biblical balance of both preaching and worship. Revival is going to bring healings, deliverance, tongues, manifestations of the gifts, and Christlike living. Includes bibliography. Paper.


Renewal Through Prayer
Thomas E. Trask

Excerpt, pp. 69–71

The early Pentecostal movement discovered that when we go back to New Testament Christianity we get New Testament results. Those who awoke spiritually to this truth were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues, just like the first Christians. There was a renewed understanding of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and an acute awareness of His promised second coming. Sinners were being saved and added daily to the church. People were healed, delivered, and miraculously protected. Praise was enthusiastic and loud and something supernatural was expected in every service.

The question is, How may we revive that kind of Christianity today? And that raises other questions.

· First, are we really willing to let go of our traditions and tight control and allow the Holy Spirit to manifest himself in miraculous and surprising ways?
· Second, are we really willing to fall on our faces before God and repent of our sins?
· Third, are we really willing to allow our people to respond to the Holy Spirit spontaneously and without ecclesiastical or social restrictions? That is, in how many of our churches will shouts of praise be considered a problem?
· Fourth, are we really willing to pray—to repent, to fast and pray, to go into prayer and supplication, to intercede?

Some of the people in the Upper Room (Acts 1:13) had been with Jesus throughout His ministry. They had heard His teachings and seen His miracles. Years later, John wrote, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; . . . that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:1–3). John clearly offers the experience for the first Christians as the model for our fellowship today.

Those first followers personally witnessed Jesus’ death and resurrection. The cross and the empty tomb had absolutely changed their lives. Then, after receiving the Great Commission to spread the Gospel over the earth, they saw the Lord’s ascension and received the word of the angels, who said, “This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). Those experiences with Jesus Christ were fresh on their minds as they joined together in one accord in prayer and supplication. Prayer is conversing with God in words, and supplication is pouring out our heats to God with emotions. Faith and feelings are inseparable elements of the Christian life, like the two sides of a coin. The willingness to enter into passionate prayer was a necessary prerequisite to the Pentecostal experience.

For us to have a Pentecostal revival, we must experience the same preparation as the apostles:

· be personally acquainted with Jesus Christ, having taken full note of His example and teachings in the Gospels,
· experience the shame and agony of the cross,
· witness his resurrection power,
· realize that He has ascended into heaven, where He intercedes for us before the throne of God,
· be committed to the fellowship of the church in unity,
· join with others in prolonged prayer and supplication, and
· accept supernatural phenomena when they occur.

Many people talk about revival but when it actually comes they are afraid to enter into it. We have become so trained at standing on the sidelines as curious bystanders that we are not prepared for the vulnerability of personal involvement. We are observers rather than obtainers, spectators rather than participants. The decision to enter into worship instead of merely watching others being blessed is a major threshold to cross as we seek personal and corporate revival.

Having said that, let us make it clear that what we are seeking is not some intense emotional state, although there never has been a revival without it. We are not seeking a condition but Christ himself. The condition will follow the encounter. Revival is a living relationship in fellowship with Christ and His church and in witness to the world.

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Living in the Spirit

Item # 037955




Living in the Spirit: Drawing Us to God, Sending Us to the World
by George O. Wood

Don’t be content with memories of past encounters with the Spirit. You can walk in the fullness of God today. This collection of perspectives from General Superintendent George Wood reaffirms the truths, values, and commitment that inspired our Pentecostal forefathers with penetrating insight and practical instruction for living in the Spirit today.

With a faithfulness to our Fellowship’s heritage along with an openness to its future, Living in the Spirit brings you a refreshing look at the unique challenges and opportunities for Spirit-filled individuals and the entire Church.

Product Details

Format: paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5¼ x 8¼
ISBN: 9781607310358
Publisher: Gospel Publishing House
Pub. Date: July 14, 2009

Table of Contents

Preface by Randy Hurst
Foreword by Dr. James Bradfor
Foreword by George P. Wood

1. The Person of the Spirit
2. The Baptism and Fullness of the Spirit
3. Enduring Evidence
4. The Spirit and Speaking In Tongues
5. The Fruit of the Spirit
6. The Gifts of the Spirit
7. Decently and In Order
8. The Work of the Spirit

Action Plan

Practical Biblical Prayer Student Guide

Item # 020133



by Mark and Alison Rutland

Find a powerful, deeper prayer life. Look at prayer patterns, the prayer of praise, intercession, praying God’s agenda, prayer administration, and prayer evangelism. 12 studies.

This study is a part of the Spiritual Discovery Series.

When God’s People Pray DVD

Item # 260326



by Jim Cymbala

This powerful small group DVD will help you and your church tap into the transforming power of prayer. Discover the power of God to restore hope, ignite faith, work miracles, and change lives—through prayer. In this DVD Jim Cymbala, pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle, shows small groups how prayer transformed his own church! A tiny, struggling inner-city congregation became a vital, thriving community of believers who pray with passion, focus, and faith. Featuring teachings by Cymbala and video interviews of ordinary people who received extraordinary answers to prayer, these six sessions will help your own church pray with new confidence.

Discover how God moves in life-changing ways when we set aside our own agendas, take Him at His Word, and listen for His voice.

Six sessions: God’s Heart for Us, The Amazing Power of Prayer, Obedience in Prayer, The Word of God and Prayer, Why Prayer Matters, Creating a Prayer Ministry in Your Church.

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