33 Hymns for Prayer
Ministry on Prayer
Basic Lessons on Prayer
1. Crucial Truths in the Holy Scriptures, vol. 3, ch. 32—Prayer (CWWL , 1932-1949, vol. 3)
2. Lessons for New Believers, ch. 7—Prayer (CWWL, 1959, vol. 3)
3. Lessons on Prayer (CWWL, 1959, vol. 4), especially chs. 1–2, 17–20
4. Life Lessons, vol. 1 (#1-12), lesson 4—Prayer
5. Meaning and Purpose of Prayer, The (CWWL, 1956, vol. 3)
6. Messages for Building Up New Believers, vol. 1, ch. 10—Prayer, Nee (CWWN , vol. 48)
Various Principles for Prayer
1. Burden and Prayer, Nee (CWWN, vol. 38, ch. 50)
2. Key to Prayer, The, Nee (CWWN, vol. 38, ch. 51) 3. CWWN, vol. 38: General Messages (2), chs. 41, 59 4. CWWL, 1961-1962, vol.
3: a. “The Exercise of the Spirit and the Building of God,” chs. 5, 7-8 b. “Christ and the Church,” ch. 3—Exercising the Spirit to Pray for the Building of the Church c. “Various Meetings in New York City and San Francisco,” ch. 3—Principles Concerning Prayer
5. CWWL, 1994-1997, vol. 3, “The God-Man Living,” chs. 10-17, A Man of Prayer (1)–(8).
6. Fellowship Concerning the Urgent Need of the Vital Groups, ch. 14, esp. “Praying by Releasing Our Spirit Unceasingly to Redeem Our Time” (CWWL, 1991-1992, vol. 3)
The Ministry and Service of Prayer
1. Prayer Ministry of the Church, The, Nee (CWWN, vol. 22)
2. Prayer of the Age, The (CWWL, 1963, vol. 1)
3. CWWL, 1963, vol. 1, “Praying on the Ground of Christ’s Ascension,” ch. 1
4. To Serve in the Human Spirit, ch. 5, Serving by Praying (CWWL, 1969, vol. 1)
5. Priesthood and God’s Building, The, ch. 4, Praying to Blend in Spirit (CWWL, 1961-1962, vol. 2)
6. CWWL, 1961-1962, vol. 2, “The Prayer that Bears the Lord’s Burden and the Prayer of Spiritual Warfare,” chs. 1-3
7. CWWL, 1961-1962, vol. 2, “The Priesthood and Prayer,” chs. 1-3, 16
8. HWMR : Intercession (out of print; available as digital book)
9. HWMR: Prayer and the Lord’s Move (out of print; available as digital book)
Prayer in the Life-Study Messages
1. Life-study of Genesis, msg. 51—A Glorious Intercession
2. Life-study of Exodus, msgs. 147-152—The Golden Incense Altar (1) – (6)
3. Life-study of Matthew, msg. 21, The Decree of the Kingdom’s Constitution (9), esp. “Regarding Prayer”
4. Life-study of Luke, msg. 27—The Ministry of the Man-Savior in His Human Virtues with His Di1 2 3
5. Life-study of John: a. Msg. 34, especially “To Pray for Much Fruit-bearing that the Father May be Glorified” b. Msg. 37, especially “The Believers Being One with the Son and Praying in His Name”
6. Life-study of Acts: a. Msg. 5, especially “Persevering in Prayer” b. Msg. 29, especially “The Importance of Prayer” c. Msg. 49, especially “Power Through Prayer, the Word and the Spirit”
7. Life-study of 1 Timothy, msg. 3—Prayer to Carry Out God’s Desire for Man’s Salvation
8. Life-study of Colossians, msg. 65—Persevering in Prayer
9. Life-study of Revelation, msg. 23, especially “Christ Ministering in Heaven as the High Priest” CWWL: Collected Works of Witness Lee CWWN: Collected Works of Watchman Nee HWMR: Holy Word for Morning Revival
- CWWL: Collected Works of Witness Lee
- CWWN: Collected Works of Watchman Nee
- HWMR: Holy Word for Morning Revival
Pray That We Would Pray
16. PRAYER FOR THE LORD’S RECOVERY TO BUILD UP ZION—THE REALITY OF THE BODY OF CHRIST CONSUMMATING IN THE NEW JERUSALEM
17. PRAYER FOR THE SAINTS TO SEEK THE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE AND HAVE ONE LIFE AND ONE LIVING WITH CHRIST SO THAT THEIR HEARTS MAY BE WITH HIM IN HEAVEN IN ORDER TO RESPOND TO HIS HEAVENLY MINISTRY
18. PRAYER FOR THE SAINTS TO PRAY TO GOD IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, AIMING AT GOD’S INTEREST FOR HIS ECONOMY
20. PRAYER FOR THE SAINTS TO LIVE AND SERVE AS MEN OF PRAYER IN THE HOUSE OF PRAYER, PRAYING TO THE MYSTERIOUS GOD IN THE DIVINE AND MYSTICAL REALM
23. PRAYER FOR THE SAINTS TO APPLY THE ARMOR OF GOD BY MEANS OF PRAYER IN SPIRIT IN ORDER TO FIGHT THE SPIRITUAL WARFARE
24. PRAYER FOR THE PRACTICE OF THE ONE ACCORD AS THE NECESSARY GROUND FOR THE PRESENT PRACTICE IN THE LORD’S MOVE
25. PRAYER FOR THE SAINTS TO REALIZE THEIR NEED FOR THE ONE ACCORD SO THAT GOD MAY ANSWER THEIR PRAYERS FOR INCREASE
35. PRAYER FOR THE SAINTS’ PRAYER TO BE SUSTAINED BY THE PRIESTHOOD—BY THE STRENGTHENING OF THEIR SPIRIT
36. PRAYER FOR THE SAINTS’ FIGHTING AGAINST AMALEK, THE FLESH, BY PRAYING WITH THE INTERCEDING CHRIST
46. PRAYER FOR OUR ENTERING INTO THE PRAYER OF THE BODY OF CHRIST WITH THE FULL REALIZATION OF WHAT CHRIST HAS OBTAINED
53. PRAYER FOR THE SAINTS’ EXERCISE OF THE SPIRIT THAT FREES THEIR SPIRIT TO SPEAK AND TO LIFT OTHERS’ SPIRITS TO CHRIST
Living to Him By Praying
Praying by Responding to God's Word
Uplifted View of Pray-Reading
Submitted by: Joe Putnam (Irvine, CA)
Recently, I’ve been enjoying an uplifted view of pray-reading, particularly that pray-reading means we’re praying over the words of the Bible and we’re using the words of the Bible as our prayer.
Based on the first definition, to pray-read is to pray over the words of the Bible that we’re reading. As we read any portion of the Word, we can turn that portion of the Bible into prayer, both for ourselves and for others. As we read Matthew 5:8 , for example, we can pray, “Oh Lord, my heart is not pure. Lord, purify my heart.” By praying in this way, we apply the words of the Bible to ourselves in order to experience what we’re reading.
We can also do this for others. Ephesians 6:17 speaks of taking “the sword of the Spirit, which Spirit is the Word of God,” and verse 18 goes on to say, “by means of all prayer and petition, praying at every time in spirit concerning all the saints.” What we see here is that this “by all means of prayer and petition” is not just for ourselves but is for all of the saints. As we read the Word, we can apply what we’re reading to others. Using the example above, we can pray, “Lord, purify ‘so-and-sos’ heart. Cause his/her heart to be pure and to be the good earth for your life to grow.” In doing so, we have the utterance and the way to pray for others and to help them to grow in the Lord.
However, pray-reading doesn’t stop here. Pray-reading also means to use the words of the Bible as our prayer. This can be in a prayer meeting, a table meeting, a home meeting, or when we’re alone with the Lord.
To do this, we use the words of the Bible as our prayer. We may be in a prayer meeting and pray, “Lord, bind the strong man and plunder his house. Release ‘so-and-so’ to be saved!” Or, “Oh Lord, strengthen ‘so-and-so’ with power through your spirit into his inner man and make your home in his heart. Make his heart the good earth and cause him to grow.” By praying this way, we use the words of the Bible as the utterance for our prayer and allow the Lord to carry out what He desires.
As we’ve seen, pray-reading can be richer than simply repeating the words of the Bible as a group prayer to the Lord. This can be considered ‘Pray-reading 101.’ We want to go on to experience 201, 301, 401, and 501. May the Lord grant us His mercy that we would all have a deeper experience of pray-reading by learning how to both pray over the words that we’re reading and to use the words of the Bible as our prayer to the Lord.
---- From Living to Him: https://livingtohim.com/2012/11/uplifted-view-of-pray-reading/