Jesus and Prayer  -     By: A. Safiyah Fosua
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Jesus and Prayer

Abingdon Press / 2002 / Paperback

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Written by former missionary Abena Safiyah Fosua, Jesus and Prayer provides a fresh insight into the experience of prayer. Scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Within each session, Fosua provides an opportunity for group members and individual learners to examine the Scriptures, study the subject of prayer, and perhaps most important, establish the practice of prayer. Each session is self-contained and includes study helps and discussion questions for reflectin to assist the group leader and individual student.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 104
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0687090717
ISBN-13: 9780687090716
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This study will cover prayer as a practice and as an integral part of the ministry of Jesus. Scriptures studied in this resource will include those that show Jesus praying and teaching to pray; discourse on the purpose and urgency of prayer; and the prayers of others, such as Anna and Simeon, the disciples, the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. This volume will include the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane, his “high priestly prayer,” and prayers from the cross.- 8 sessions

Chapter titles include:

  • The Habit of Prayer
  • Our Father in Heaven
  • Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
  • Prayer Parables
  • Prayer and Healing
  • The John 17 Prayer
  • Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • Prayers on the Cross
  • Author Bio

    Dr. Rev. Safiyah Fosua has roots in both Kansas and Oklahoma.  Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University of Evanston, Illinois; a Master of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio, in Afrocentric Pastoring and Preaching. 

     

    Safiyah writes weekly lectionary-based preaching helps and articles for the General Board of Discipleships worship web page and has written for Upper Room publications, Cokesburys Daily Bible Study, Urban Ministries, Inc., and contributed to the Women of Color Study Bible.   Among her published works are Mother Wit: 365 Meditations for African-American Women (1996), Jesus and Prayer (2002), and a tract titled Learning New Habits (2005).  Safiyah also served as the associate editor of the Africana Worship Book, series (2006-2008) and the Companion to the Africana Worship Book (2008).   Currently, Safiyah is a member of the Africana Hymnal Study Committee for the United Methodist Church and a writing coach for GBODs Open Source Liturgy Project empowering writers to produce ecumenically-grounded contextual, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic liturgies for use in local church worship.

     

    Dr. Fosua is a clergy member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference.  Her pastoral experience includes ministry in the large downtown church, the unique ministry of the rural circuit, and the ministry challenges of the small inner-city congregation.  Safiyah Fosua is married to Rev. Dr. Kwasi I. Kena. Prior to her current appointment as Director of Preaching Ministries for  the General Board of Discipleship, Safiyah and her husband, Kwasi, spent a number of years as missionaries in Ghana, West Africa. The couple has two adult sons, and two grandchildren.

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