Pray With What You've Got

51 min


If we’re really honest with ourselves, prayer is a struggle. When we’re worried about the outcome, we have bad motives and we don’t know who God really is, prayer isn’t effective. In this message, Pastor Jon Tyson explores that struggle and gives us a solution to strengthen our prayer lives.

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 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.


More on Prayer

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

Awakened to Prayer

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The Book of Jonah | Part 2

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

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?

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?

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 Jon and Church of the City NYC.

Teach Us To Pray | Part 4

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I AM | Part 1

Jesus is the only one who fulfills our deepest desires of being known, valued and included.

Eager Hope

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

Teach Us To Pray | Part 2

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I AM | Part 2

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

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By taking a thorough look at the Scriptures, find out what God has to say about women in leadership.


About this Pastor & Church

Jon Tyson is lead pastor 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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