Friday, January 27, 2017
A Plea for Pastoral Prayer
Pastoral prayer—the part of the worship service where a pastor stands before the congregation and leads them in prayer as part of the worship service—seems to have fallen on hard times.
By pastoral prayer, I mean a pastor (someone whom has been ordained, and is being paid by the congregation for pastoral ministry; 1 Tim 5:17Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)) praying a deep prayer over/for/with the congregation on the Lord’s Day.
Terry Johnson—who wrote When Grace Comes Alive and When Grace Comes Home (two books about theological prayers), points out that through church history, pastoral prayers have been a mark of healthy churches, but particularly during the Reformation. They are common today because they remain embodied (if neglected) in most liturgical churches. Read More
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 2:58 PM