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How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People


by Pete Greig

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Prayer was never supposed to be perplexing. In 'How to Pray', Pete Greig offers a simple guide to prayer: what it is, who it's for, and what it can achieve.

  • Looking for a little help with your prayer life?

  • Pete Greig offers a guide that helps you hit the ground praying

  • You'll grow a sure-footed passion for prayer.

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    Pete Greig

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    Hodder & Stoughton

  • Published

    April 2019

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No one is born knowing how to pray.

Jesus’ disciples, people who followed his every step and word, still had to ask for help. Imagine that. They asked the son of God how to pray. Asking how to pray can be intimidating. In fact, asking for help in any circumstance is scary.

And who would you ask, anyway?

Written for normal people, How to Pray is a simple guide to prayer that fills in the blanks you have - and it comes from the perfect person to teach prayer. Pete Greig.

Pete Greig sees prayer as the basis for everything. Not just everything he does. Everything. He is the founder of the 24/7 Prayer movement, a collection of people who decided that prayer should never have a pause button. Together, they created a movement that, you guessed it, prayed all day every day. 24 hours, seven days a week. As well as this, his prayer work has reached countries all over the world, transforming the lives of clubbers in Ibiza to the destitute in places such as Mexico and Dehli.

As far as questions about prayer go, Pete Greig is the person to ask.

He’s seen it all because he’s done it all.

If you have ever met someone who is totally and utterly passionate about something, you’ll know that it can be infectious. Spend time with a total bibliophile and you’ll come away with a reading list; hang out with a football fanatic and you’ll end up understanding the intricacies of the offside rule (hopefully!). Spend time listening to Pete Greig and you’ll soon understand why prayer is so important.

Passionate people can’t help but share their passion.

For Pete Greig, seeing how much prayer has changed his life has given him a wild enthusiasm for everyone to experience it first-hand.

Assuming no prior knowledge, this new book is Prayer 101. How to Pray guides you through prayer with confidence and clarity. No jargon, no nonsense, no difficulty.

Just a simple guide to prayer in normal, everyday language.



1. Prayer everywhere
2. Keeping it simple

3. Slowing + centring

4. Adoration

5. Petition
6. Intercession
7. Unanswered prayer

8. Contemplation
9. Listening
10. Confession
11. Spiritual warfare
12. Amen



Further Reading

Index of 30 Prayer Tools

Pete Greig is a writer, church-planter and bewildered co-founder of the 24-7 movement. He heads up Emmaus Rd in Guildford with his wife Sammy, serves as Vice-President for the NGO Tearfund and was part of the senior leadership team at HTB in London for seven years. Pete's publications include Red Moon Rising, God on Mute, The Prayer Course and Dirty Glory. He loves art galleries, live music and knocking down walls. Pete tweets regularly @petegreig

The new book from Pete Greig, author of GOD ON MUTE and DIRTY GLORY, and one of the founders of global movement 24-7 Prayer - a straightforward, practical guide on how to pray.

Everyone prays.

Nothing matters more.

But no one finds it easy.

We need a little help.

Pete Greig has been teaching on prayer - and leading a non-stop prayer movement - for twenty years. Now, for the first time, he puts his life's work into a response to the question everybody ultimately asks: how do I pray?

This down-to-earth introduction to life's greatest adventure will guide you deeper in your relationship with God, helping you to become more centred and still, clearer in discerning God's voice, more able to make sense of your disappointments and more expectant for miraculous breakthroughs too. It's full of honest, hard-won wisdom interspersed with real-life stories - some humorous, others moving - to equip and inspire your prayer life. Journeying through the Lord's Prayer, and accompanied by online videos from The Prayer Course, which has been used by more than a million people, it unpacks nine essential aspects of prayer: stillness, adoration, petition, intercession, perseverance, contemplation, listening, confession and spiritual authority.

From one of today's most visionary communicators, for those who've been praying for years as well as those who want to pray but don't know where to begin, How to Pray is the simple, life-changing guide you've been waiting for.


  • Author

    Pete Greig

  • Book Format


  • Publisher

    Hodder & Stoughton

  • Published

    April 2019

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  • Dimensions

    135 x 215 x 20 mm

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  • Author/Creator: Pete Greig

  • ISBN: 9781529374926

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

  • Release Date: April 2019

  • Weight: 245g

  • Dimensions: 135 x 215 x 20 mm

  • Eden Code: 4946407


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