Prayers of the Church

The Prayers of the Church series gathers the legacy of faith and wisdom from across the Christian tradition to help readers grow into godliness. Each volume focuses on a different tradition or historical era, bringing spiritual riches from across history and the global church to new readers today.

Fount of Heaven

Fount of Heaven

Prayers of the Early Church

“You are the fountain of life, light, and all grace and truth.”

The hearts of the first Christians beat with praise for Christ. The strength of their devotion is remarkable, considering the times of uncertainty and persecution in which they lived. Despite all of this, the early church flourished, sustained by the God to whom they prayed. Christians today have a lot to learn from the devotional life of the early church. In Fount of Heaven, a collection of carefully selected prayers from the first six centuries of the church, we can pray with our spiritual forefathers.

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“These extraordinary prayers, superbly arranged, have met a deep need in my heart. The book will be henceforth on my bedside table beside my Bible. Get yourself a copy of this book, pray with it, and share this book with others. A beacon of Christ-centered, God-centered light in dark times!”

Matthew Levering, James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology, Mundelein Seminary

“What a joy to pray along with those believers from long ago, whose circumstances were widely different from ours, but whose prayers still resonate powerfully within our hearts today. Use this book as a daily guide in your walk with God and it will enrich you in a multitude of ways.”

Michael A G Haykin, chair and professor of church history, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Piercing Heaven

Prayers of the Puritans

“That prayer is most likely to pierce heaven which first pierces one’s own heart.”

For the Puritans, prayer was neither casual nor dull. Their prayers were passionate affairs, from earnestly pleading for mercy to joyful praise. These rich expressions of deep Christian faith are a shining example of holy living. Piercing Heaven is a collection of carefully selected prayers from leading Puritans. With prayers from Richard Baxter, Thomas Brooks, John Owen, and many more, each entry reminds us that heartfelt prayer is central to the Christian life.

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“The prayers of this outstanding book, adapted from the writings of the Puritans and other highly esteemed devotional writers, will be a great help for those longing to seek God with all their heart and all their mind.”

Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and author of several books on the Puritans

“Piercing Heaven is a gift to the church. Culled from prayers in the long puritan tradition, these petitions and praises are at once a call to reform our prayers and an aid to deepen our fellowship with the triune God.”

Chad Van Dixhoorn, Professor of Church History and Director of the Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards, Westminster Theological Seminary

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