Bible reading and prayer are two 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 are so familiar that many probably take them for granted and do not think too 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 Reading the Bible and Praying in Public, Stuart Olyott supplies us with wise practical advice on these vitally important acts of our corporate church worship.
Stuart Olyott, minister and missionary from 1967 to 1999, travels widely, helping and encouraging especially young and inexperienced pastors in the UK and Europe. Now semi-retired he continues his work as Pastoral Director of the Evangelical Movement of Wales. He is also an elder at Christ Church in Deeside, North Wales.