All Resources on Prayer

Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary?

Interviews

by Michael Reeves

In episode 381, historian Michael Reeves discusses the history behind why Catholics pray to Mary.

Mealtime Prayers: Impromptu or Memorized?

Interviews

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In Episode 126, Pastor John talks about impromptu prayers versus memorized prayers.

Mealtime Prayers: Necessary or Optional?

Interviews

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

In Episode 124, Pastor John talks about why Christians pray before meals.

God Hears My Prayers, So Why Should I Pray for Things Twice?

Interviews

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

If the Lord hears our prayers, why is it necessary to pray for the same things over and over and over again? Why not once? Why do we pray repetitively for the same things?

A Theology of Prayer in Three Minutes

Interviews

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

“Our prayers are part of the causality of the final victory of God.”

The Doctrine of Prayer

Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders

Interviews

by David Mathis and Paul Miller

Paul Miller discusses the importance of prayer in the life of the pastor. He explains that we pray not out of discipline, but out of desperation.

Our Deepest Prayer: Hallowed Be Your Name

Matthew 6:5-15

Sermons

by John Piper

The Lord's Prayer teaches us to go to God for every need, especially our need to hallow him above all things.

Speaker Panel with Beeke, Miller, Chan, Rankin, and Piper

Desiring God 2011 Conference for Pastors

(The Powerful Life of the Praying Pastor: In His Room, With His Family, Among the People of God)

Conference Messages

by John Piper, Francis Chan, Joel Beeke, and Paul Miller

Helping Your People Discover the Praying Life

Desiring God 2011 Conference for Pastors

(The Powerful Life of the Praying Pastor: In His Room, With His Family, Among the People of God)

Conference Messages

by Paul Miller

Prayer as a Way of Walking in Love: A Personal Journey

Desiring God 2011 Conference for Pastors

(The Powerful Life of the Praying Pastor: In His Room, With His Family, Among the People of God)

Conference Messages

by Francis Chan

Leading Family Worship

Desiring God 2011 Conference for Pastors

(The Powerful Life of the Praying Pastor: In His Room, With His Family, Among the People of God)

Conference Messages

by Joel Beeke

Cultivating Private Prayer as a Pastor

Desiring God 2011 Conference for Pastors

(The Powerful Life of the Praying Pastor: In His Room, With His Family, Among the People of God)

Conference Messages

by Joel Beeke

When Does God Answer Prayer?

1 John 3:22-23

Articles

by John Piper

Prayer is not designed to compound hoarded pleasures. If we do not aim to love, we pray in vain.

What to Pray For

Articles

by John Piper

Paying attention to what the early church prayed for can help keep your prayer life from falling in a rut.

Persevere in Prayer!

Colossians 4:2-4

Articles

by John Piper

It is God who works in us to will our prayers, but we always experience it as our own resolve and decision.

No Prayer, No Power

Articles

by John Piper

Our defense and our offense as a church is an active, persistent, believing prayer force.

What Do You Think About Contemplative Prayer?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper says Scripture commends thoughtful and reflective prayer.

Be Constant in Prayer for the Joy of Hope

Romans 12:12 and Ephesians 1:15-23

Sermons

by John Piper

Do Christians Have Permission to Pray Imprecatory Prayers?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper says there may be a place for imprecatory prayer, but the clear call is to love our enemies.

Praying in the Closet and in the Spirit

Matthew 6:1-15

Sermons

by John Piper

Both disciplined and spontaneous prayer should flow from our confidence that God is already 100% on our side.

Does the Number of People Praying for Something Make God More Likely to Do It?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper says God sometimes gets more glory when more people pray.