NYC Times Square Church Pastor Conlon: America Needs to Get Serious—‘It’s Time to Pray’
Author and Pastor Says Too Many Christians Are Dejected, Depressed, Hopeless, Powerless; It’s Not How the Christian Life Was Meant to Be
ORLANDO, Fla.—Prayer activates God’s power, and God’s power changes everything!
This is the message of New York City pastor Carter Conlon’s new book, “It’s Time to Pray.”
Conlon is the well-known senior pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, an interdenominational church with more than 10,000 people in attendance, representing more than 100 different nationalities. He joined the pastoral staff in 1994 at the invitation of founding pastor David Wilkerson who launched Teen Challenge and wrote the best-selling book, “Cross and the Switchblade.” Conlon was appointed senior pastor of Times Square Church in 2001.
“It’s Time to Pray” releases Nov. 6 by Frontline, an imprint of Charisma House, and will help readers understand how prayer is vital in their lives, their community and the world. The book also challenges Americans to make prayer more than a moment and, instead, a lifestyle.
With a foreword by national radio personality Eric Metaxas, “It’s Time to Pray” acknowledges that there are far too many Christians who are dejected, depressed, hopeless, powerless and struggling with sin. Yet this is not what the Christian life is or should be.
“Jesus Christ fulfilled the will of the Father and together made a New Covenant—one that set us free from the enslavement of sin and gave us new life both here and in eternity,” Conlon writes in “It’s Time to Pray.” “Through the shed blood of Christ on the cross and His resurrection, Jesus restored our relationship with the living God and enabled us to live an abundant life! I’m not saying that as a Christian we should never have a problem, never feel down or face trials. On the contrary, we will indeed face difficulty in life and experience spiritual warfare when living according to the Spirit rather than our flesh.
“BUT,” he continues, “in the midst of these things, as believers, we are not powerless and without hope. We are not under the power of our flesh or Satan anymore. Our power and hope is in God and the Holy Spirit empowers us to live above the fray! The most powerful thing we can do in our life is PRAY! The Bible tells us to PRAY without ceasing and to PRAY about everything.”
Conlon continues to be a voice for God far beyond the pulpit of Times Square Church by speaking at numerous conferences across the country and around the world. His weekly radio spots air on 1010 WINS, the nation’s longest-running all-news station, and his one-minute devotional and 30-minute program, called “A Call to the Nation,” are currently syndicated on over 350 Christian radio stations worldwide. He is the author of several additional books, including “The 180 Degree Christian,” “Fear Not” and “Unshakable.”
For more information on “It’s Time to Pray,” visit www.ItsTimeToPrayBook.com.
“It’s Time to Pray” is published by Frontline, an imprint of Charisma House, which has published books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians, including 14 New York Times best-sellers.