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People of Prayer

  • Jan 2023 Issue
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This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.—1 John 5:14

Prayer seems like it should be easy. After all, what is prayer other than talking with God? Yet most people I know feel that their prayer life needs improvement. This month we will discover what the Bible has to say about the subject of prayer. I invite you not just to read about prayer but also put into practice what you learn. God is waiting to hear from you! In this month’s study, we will learn:

  • How prayer differs from ordinary conversation
  • What we can and should include in our prayers
  • Why it is important to become people dedicated to prayer

Your devotional author,
John Koessler

BY Dr. John Koessler

John Koessler is Professor Emeritus of Applied Theology and Church Ministries at Moody Bible Institute. John authors the “Practical Theology” column for Today in the Word of which he is also a contributing writer and theological editor. An award-winning author, John’s newest title is When God is Silent: Let the Bible Teach You to Pray (Kirkdale). Prior to joining the Moody faculty, he served as a pastor of Valley Chapel in Green Valley, Illinois, for nine years. He and his wife, Jane, now enjoy living in a lakeside town in Michigan.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: John Koessler, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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