The Praying Church

Discovering What the Heart Longs for Through Prayer

By Edmund Salas

Foreword by Charles H. Kraft

The Praying Church

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  • Publication Date: 7/27/2020
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The Praying Church

Discovering What the Heart Longs for Through Prayer

By Edmund Salas

Foreword by Charles H. Kraft

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  • ISBN: 9781725277786
  • Pages: 164
  • Publication Date: 7/27/2020
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Many of us long to see God move mightily in response to our prayers. We’ve heard of such stories. And some of us have experienced them. But how can we start a prayer ministry at our own church that is biblically based, responsible, and shows sensitive compassion for others?

Praying with God’s power is not permission to “get weird,” launch into “spooky prayers,” or alienate the rest of the church. Walking in our authority in Christ can be done with established ministry protocols that enhance your own church culture. The Praying Church shows us how to build safe, sustainable, team-based ministries of prayer that deepen our trust in each other and ensure that God, alone, gets the glory.

Salas shares accounts from his own journey of spiritual formation—from saying “anemic” prayers to declaring life-giving words of blessing and power, ushering him into a deeper intimacy with God that his heart has always longed for. The biblically solid approach in The Praying Church honors theologically conservative traditions while embracing individuals no matter where they are in their faith journey.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Our world is desperately in need of supernatural leadership that brings more love, healing, and goodness. Amidst all the brokenness and pain, spiritual leaders must learn to live and lead with wholeness. Ed Salas is such a leader. For fifteen years I’ve walked closely with Ed and watched him from a distance. I’ve seen how the principles of this book are lived out in his life and carried through his leadership. These practical and powerful words are authentic and crucial for our times. Do yourself a favor. Read these words and put them into practice.”

—April L. Diaz, Founder and Lead Warrior, Ezer + Co.



“This book can be easily described as ‘a treasure map to an amazing prayer life.’ I have the honor to call Pastor Ed a spiritual father. His authority in the subject of prayer is evident because it is such a strong part of his life. In a world that is desperate for prayer people, this is a must.”

—Rodolfo Peregrina G., Equipo Pastoral, Vereda Church, Mexico City



“Ed’s book is an exciting invitation to all of us to participate with the ministry of Jesus, by being drenched in intimacy with our Father and the Holy Spirit. This book lays out an extensive, but practical sight line into the many aspects of prayer. Prayer team modalities are described to develop safe community within which real change can occur in people’s lives. The value of knowing how to start up and sustain a successful prayer ministry at your local church is priceless. The ability to live life within a frame of beauty and power is remarkable. If you want a front row seat to experience what our Father loves doing for his children, namely bringing healing and wholeness to a broken world, this is your book.”

—Judith Scott Mayer, Pastor of Women’s Ministry and Director of Prayer Team, Watermark Church, Costa Mesa, California



“This is the book every church leader is looking for! This book takes the mystery out of building a powerful and effective prayer ministry! Ed has helped our church so much and I’m excited now to see this important content get into the hands of many hungry leaders!”

—Andy Wood, Founder and Lead Pastor, Echo Church, San Jose, California



“There is no one on this planet that I trust more and go to when I need advice on how to develop a deep prayer life for myself and my church. Ed is not just a theologian, but an expert practitioner on the subject matter of prayer. The Praying Church will give you practical tools and strategy on how to implement a life-giving prayer ministry that ushers in the power of the Holy Spirit. This is a must-read for every pastor and church leader.”

—Peter Ahn, Founder and Lead Pastor, Metro Community Church, Englewood, New Jersey



“This book is a gift to the church. It is biblical, balanced, and practical. It will help you think through the values that undergird your ministry. And it will give you a road map for implementing the value of prayer in your own life and in your ministry. Read it.”

—Jim Masteller, Founder, The Center for Family and Individual Therapy



“Ed offers a thoughtful theological framework, practical teaching that flows from knowledge gained from years of personal experience full-filling Christs call on his life and loving people through the ministry of prayer. This book will equip you for prayer ministry and motivate you in your growth in intimacy with Jesus. Additionally, you will be personally blessed as you read The Praying Church and affirmed in your identity and authority as a beloved child of God. “

—Bill and Kristi Gaultiere, Founders of Soul Shepherding



“I’ve known Ed now for over two decades. He is a man that has grown in his love of God and the way he creatively designs and gifts his children. In this book, Ed shares how we as a collaborative loving team (the church) can engage God, one another, our friends, and the spiritual realm with the unique gifts each of us are given. Ed does this in a way that is refreshing, simple, unintimidating, and approachable. It’s a naturally supernatural way that even introverts would love. You’ll find this book a welcome primer for those you equip to become more like Jesus.”

—Dave Gibbons, Founding Pastor, Newsong Church, Santa Ana, California



“Jesus’ disciples were wise to ask him to teach them to pray. Likewise, we are wise to pay attention to those who desire to guide us in the way of prayer. Pastor Ed Salas is one of those guides. The Praying Church should serve as a training manual for those who seek to learn how to participate in the ongoing, redemptive, healing conversation that is prayer. Churches who wish to take prayer ministry seriously must put this book on their required reading list!”

—Michael McNichols, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary



“This book is a must-read! Probably one of the most important topics a follower of Christ could ever write about. Ed’s love for prayer and his experience in training people in this area is a gift to churches. He takes a potentially intimidating and complex subject and writes it like it’s a conversation from one friend to another. His tone allows the reader to feel safe and curious all at the same time. Ed provides a foundational framework that can easily be adapted into most church communities. A great guidebook!”

—Rehana Rodriguez, Executive Pastor, Newsong Church, Santa Ana, California

Contributors-

Edmund Salas
Charles H. Kraft

Bio(s)-

Edmund Salas is the pastor of spiritual formation at Newsong Church, a multisite international church based in Santa Ana, California. Ed and his wife, Ginny, live in Orange, California. They have three adult sons, Jeremy, Timothy, and Trenton.

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