Pray Big

Learn to Pray Like an Apostle

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Get excited about prayer and know what exciting things to pray

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So many of us struggle with prayer. Many books have been written on the subject and there’s a reason for that. Prayer comes hard to most of us, in most seasons. And when we do pray, we often don't know what to say. What is it that my Father loves to hear about? What are the best things I could pray for my family, my church, and myself?

This short book by renowned Bible teacher Alistair Begg combines warmth, clarity, humor, and practicality as he examines Paul’s prayers for his friends in the church in Ephesus. Paul clearly enjoyed prayer, and was excited about it. He expected his Father in heaven to hear what he said, and to act in other people’s lives accordingly. The truths that underpin and shape his prayers will motivate us to pray and set us an example.

So be inspired by the Apostle Paul to pray bigger and better prayers as we look to our heavenly Father to do more than all we ask or imagine!

Product details


  • Intro - Bigger and Better
  • 1. Dependent
  • 2. Spiritual (but Not Impractical)
  • 3. Pray for Focus
  • 4. Pray for Hope
  • 5. Pray for Riches
  • 6. Pray for Power
  • 7. Pray for Love
  • 8. Can This All Really Happen?
  • 9. Who Will You Pray For?


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Author Alistair Begg
ISBN 9781784983369
Format Paperback
First published 2019
Dimensions 5.1" x 7.8" x 0.3"
Language English
Pages 112
Publisher The Good Book Company

Prayer is so important, and so difficult, that we always need more good books on prayer. Alistair writes with a biblical simplicity and pastoral sincerity that will help you not just feel like you should pray, but feel that you can.

Kevin DeYoung

Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina; Author, Crazy Busy

When we get to heaven, we will finally understand how our smallest and most feeble prayers advanced Christ’s kingdom in ways we never dreamed. At that point, I don’t want to whine, ‘Bother! Why didn’t I pray bigger?’ This book is your best guide to offering up larger-than-life prayers through which God delights to work!

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni and Friends International Disability Center

We will be forever grateful to Alistair for how he helped us understand and apply Christian basics to every facet of life and worship, and there is nothing more basic and transformational than prayer. There is no greater challenge for the Western church than to be a praying people; so we are thrilled and grateful for this vital book.

Keith and Kristyn Getty

Hymnwriters; Authors, Sing!

Independent reviews

A convicting, wonderful read that has brought me closer to God through prayer.

Ruth Clemence, Heirs Magazine, May 2nd 2019

‘Pray Big’ will expand your understanding of prayer and perhaps show you something new that you could try. I recommend this to Christians who are looking to pray bold and big prayers and believe that He listens and responds in ways that we cannot even begin to imagine. It will bring you closer in your walk and I encourage you to take your time in prayer.... continue reading

This book will change the way you pray

Alistair Chalmers, Chalmers, May 1st 2019

This books will change the way you pray, not because Alistair Begg wrote it, but because he takes you to Scripture.... continue reading

Pray Big is a practical, prayerful and rich little book

Thomas Creedy, Thomas Creedy, April 30th 2019

I would recommend it to all Christians who are thinking about their prayer life – whether you are just starting out, or have been at it for years.... continue reading

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“Practical and Effective”

A practical and effective approach to making your prayer life more relevant in today's world. Thoroughly recommend PRAY BIG.


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Small compact easy to read yet powerful


“Pithy and encouraging”

I am half way through this book, having taken the author's suggestion to read and ponder a chapter a week.

Alistair Begg is not trying to write a definitive book on prayer - but rather he is helping us to see particular barriers and shortcomings we might not have noticed, but that by identifying and working through we can enrich our individual and corporate prayer lives.

Whilst the scope is big (like the title!) each chapter gives one practical area for the reader to consider and apply. This book could be read quickly, but, as a grateful reader, I feel the benefit of digesting it slowly!


“A Great Help”

When I first talked to a pastor about the possibility of going to Bible College and then DV into the ministry, he said something to me that stuck with me. He told me to ask any prospective church that was interested in calling me how much time each week they wanted me to devote to prayer for the congregation. This pastor knew how much work goes into prayer, proper prayer that is and that proper time should be devoted to it, well this book by Alistair Begg is a real help in this area. With his usual wit and simplicity Begg does a great job in reminding us of the priority of prayer and the priorities in prayer. In many ways this book is an antidote to much of the self-centeredness we find in much of our prayer lives, both personally and corporately as churches. Begg shows us how Paul prayed and why he prayed the way he did, and gives us examples of how we can do the same. When it comes to our Christian lives there cannot be many things more important than prayer yet we find it so hard. If like me you are resolved to prayer more and to be more intentional in prayer, then please start by buying this book, read it then give it to someone else. I wish that when I became a Christian someone had handed me a book like this, I highly recommend it to you.


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