Snapshots of Prayer: Six Studies in Prayer from the Letter to Philemon
47 pages in workbook format, by John Juneman
An aged Apostle under Roman guard, yet a prisoner of Jesus Christ. A runaway slave who has accepted this Jesus. The faithful and risky step of now sending him back to his master. This is real life, and the backdrop for Paul’s letter to Philemon. This is Paul seen as he really is in the writing of this personal letter to his friend, urging him to receive this slave back as more than a slave --- but as “a beloved brother.” This is a “snapshot” of the everyday life of the Apostle --- what Christianity looks like wearing sweats and a ball cap. These six studies in Philemon verses 4-6 show us what prayer looks like in real life. It is prayer that is beyond knowing the right words to say or “doing it right.” It is just the simple prayer of a man who is overwhelmed with the love of Jesus for this fellow brother, Philemon. It reveals something inside of Paul that is real. It is something that works whether in Sunday best or in sweats and a ball cap. These studies are for anyone seeking to know Jesus more and who desires for prayer to be something more real in the everyday of life --- in the “snapshots” of where we live and who we really are. Written in workbook format, to allow for personal reflection and application, these studies walk through these verses in an in-depth, expositional approach, learning about various aspects of prayer, including: the constancy of prayer, a prayer life sourced by Jesus Christ, listening in prayer, His power at work through us in prayer, selflessness in prayer, and knowing Him more through prayer.