The Art of Contemplation

51 min


We all want to be seen and understood by others. But this desire usually takes the wrong path in our lives, as we base our self-worth on the approval of our peers. In this message, Pastor Suzy Silk examines where this desire comes from and how we can utilize prayer to point this desire in the right direction.

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Teach Us to Pray is a multi-part series from Church of the City NYC on prayer.

Teach Us To Pray | Part 4

Find out what the glory of God looks like, why we need it and how we should respond to it.

Teach Us To Pray | Part 3

Instead of only praying to receive the gift, we should be praying for an encounter with the giver.

Teach Us To Pray | Part 2

Learn how distraction affects your spiritual life and how to redirect your attention towards God.

Teach Us To Pray | Part 1

If we're honest with ourselves, many of us struggle with our prayer lives. But why is that?


More on Prayer

Keep learning more about prayer by picking from the sermons below.

Awakened to Prayer

Discover the power of prayer and unpack the tools that will help you build an effective prayer life.

How To Pray Like Jesus

Have you ever caught yourself mid-prayer wondering if you’re doing it right? Is there a right way?

Why I’m Going To Talk To God More

The more we talk to God and put our trust in him, the less fearful and anxious we become.

Prayer Is Our Source

In want to grow closer to God and see miracles happen in our lives, we need to be people who pray.

miracle prayer

The Miracle in Motion | Part 3

Persistence produces miracles, and when we learn that sometimes “no” is just part of the process.

The Where & The Way

What do we do when we pray for something and we don't get it, or we get it but later lose it?


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Loved this message? Continue watching more from Pastor Suzy and Church of the City NYC.

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Learn the six practical steps towards building other people up, rather than tearing them down.

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Explore the difference between who culture says we are and our identity as sons and daughters of God.

Having Missional Conversations

Learn a framework that will help you effectively share the gospel with those who don't know Jesus.

This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 2

Identify modern forms of idols and learn why we should worship our Creator more than things created.

I AM | Part 2

While we gravitate towards darkness, Jesus shines a light on our most hidden places to bring healing.

I AM | Part 5

Explore John 10:9-10, in which Jesus claims to be the way to the Father and the way to life.

About this Pastor & Church

Suzy is one of the pastors at Church of the City NYC, a diverse community, with an ambition to see the fame and deeds of God renewed in our time, and to practice a powerful faith that brings renewal to our relationships, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

Located In: New York City

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