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.

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.

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.

miracle prayer

The Miracle in Motion | Part 3

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

Awakened to Prayer

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

A Promise is a Promise

A Promise is a Promise

Sometimes you'll pray and you don't get an answer. But that doesn’t mean that God said no.

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?


More from Church of the City New York

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

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.

Creating a Culture of Honor

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

Having Missional Conversations

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

I AM | Part 3

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

Missional Angst

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

Teach Us To Pray | Part 7

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


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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