Passionate Prayer Pursues

41 min


Many of us are so focused on receiving the gift, that we ignore building a relationship with the giver.  In this message, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Song of Songs 3 on why we should long for and pursue daily encounters with God's presence rather than just praying for the things we want.

Categories: Prayer

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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 7

We all struggle with seeking the approval of others, but prayer can help us overcome that desire.

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 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.

The Prescription

Learn how Philippians 4 prescribes prayer as the most effective way to deal with our anxiety.

Awakened to Prayer

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

The Hannah Hotline

The Hannah Hotline

Go deeper into the importance of prayer and learn three components that we can apply to our lives.

How To Pray Like Jesus

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

The Book of Jonah | Part 2

Praying with precision, passion and purpose, desperation is lifted and destiny comes into view.

miracle prayer

The Miracle in Motion | Part 3

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


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

I AM | Part 3

We try so hard not to be led by anyone, but we end up being radically influenced by something anyway.

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How can we overcome the cultural hostility towards church to gain confidence in sharing our faith?

This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 2

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This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 3

Our culture now accepts many truths, and it is slowly distorting the message of the Gospel.

I AM | Part 2

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

Eager Hope

Because of the hope we have in Jesus, we should be eager to do good even in difficult circumstances.

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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