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.

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Teach Us To Pray | Part 1

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


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

Awakened to Prayer

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The Hannah Hotline

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

Passion and Position

Learn what James 5 can teach us about how we can increase the effectiveness of our prayers.

Communicating with God | Part 2

When we pray to God, our relationship grows when we're honest about how we're feeling on the inside.

Wake, Slay, Pray

When we pray, it changes everything. Learn how Ephesians 6:18 teaches us 3 things about prayer.

The Confidence We Have

Will God hear or answer our prayers? And how do we know if what we're praying for is his will?


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

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This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 11

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This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 12

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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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