Dr. Joseph Harrod currently serves as assistant professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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Quotes from 40 Questions about Prayer
1. Prayers of adoration focus on who God is, as he has revealed himself in Scripture and as he makes himself known in experiential communion and fellowship. (pg. 26)
2. In Christ, God has brought us into relationship with himself, and prayer is language of this union. (pg. 38)
3. Christian prayer is intentionally Trinitarian: to the Father, through the Son, in the Spirit, yet all prayer is directed to the one true God. (pg. 50)
4. Self-focused prayer cannot merely mean praying about our needs, for if we could not petition God for help in our weakness, we would have no hope. (pg. 72)
5. Prayer surrounds evangelism as we pray for open doors to proclaim the gospel, for the will to see and walk through these doors, and for the Holy Spirit to bring about the conversion of sinners. (pg. 96)
6. Our disposition to trust God or not to trust God affects our prayers. (pg. 144)
7. The absence of grace in our prayers may reveal a proud heart. (pg. 160)
8. Prayer governs our ethics when we ask God to help us trust that this principle of love and prayer is good, right, and most consistent with what it means to be women and men who follow him in discipleship. (pg. 203)
9. The church is part of God’s sovereign plan for the good of his people and the reconciliation of all things in Christ. (pg. 246)
10. Prayer is a practice that unites Christians to one another through the long, winding road of time and location. (pg. 257)
Evan Knies is an elder of North Hills Church in West Monroe, LA. He is husband of Lauren and father to Maesyn. He is a graduate of Boyce College and Southern Seminary.