Reading the Bible and Praying in Public
Bible reading and prayer are two of the key elements in all evangelical church worship. At certain points in every service, someone will read the Scriptures and lead the congregation in prayer. These regular acts of worship – reading the Bible and praying in public – are so familiar to us that many probably take them for granted and do not think very deeply or seriously about them.
But what is the best way to read the Bible in public and what are the things we need to keep in mind if we are to lead others in public prayer? In this booklet, Stuart Olyott supplies us with wise practical advice on these vitally important acts of our corporate church worship.
About the Author
Stuart Olyott travels widely, helping and encouraging especially young and inexperienced pastors in the UK and Europe. Before his ‘semi-retirement’ at the end of 2007, he was Pastoral Director of the Evangelical Movement of Wales and lectured in preaching at the Evangelical Theological College of Wales, Bryntirion, Bridgend. He has also pastored churches in London, Liverpool, and Lausanne. The Trust has also published his Ministering Like The Master, and his translation of John Calvin’s Truth For All Time.