Corporate prayer begins to take out the individualistic assumption that Christianity is only about me and my relationship with God.
Though we might fail to notice this in our individualized age, the Bible often assumes that God’s people will pray together. What’s significant about that fact?
Let us make several recommendations for the improvement of public prayer.
Since the Lord’s Prayer is a family prayer, we not only pray with one another, we also pray for one another.
Public prayer should abound in the language of Scripture.
We praise you that every blessing we receive from your hand is the overflow of the glories of your character. Amen.
It is to the praise of Christ alone that we pray these things, through him, amen.
Evangelism doesn’t have to be only “random,” but natural relationships can be cultivated as God-given means of witnessing.
Schwarz’s low view of Scripture is also seen in his desire to place natural observations and research along side of or verifying Scripture.
I’m not sure if Malphurs’s solution, his strategic planning program, is the cure-all for the church’s various maladies that he conceives it to be.