All Resources on Prayer

When Does God Answer Prayer?

1 John 3:22-23

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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by John Piper

Do Christians Have Permission to Pray Imprecatory Prayers?

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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

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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?

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by John Piper

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

What Goes on In Your Mind Before You Begin a Public Prayer?

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by John Piper

John Piper says that public prayers should be sensitive to the moment.

What's the Difference Between Praying to Jesus and Praying to the Father In the Name of Jesus?

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by John Piper

John Piper thinks that it is both right and inevitable to pray to all members of the Trinity.

What Are Some Practical Helps to Deepen a Desire and Love for Prayer?

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by John Piper

John Piper offers a few ideas on how to mature and endure in prayer.

Let's Find "Grace for a Well-Timed Help" Together

Hebrews 4:16

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by John Piper

Hebrews 4:6 reminds us to seek God not only for the kind of grace we need but also for the timing of it.

How I Was Moved to Tears

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by John Piper

What prayer commitments might God be nudging you to make?

Praying for What Cannot Fail

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by John Piper

We pray, not because the outcome is uncertain, but because it is certain.

"Praying the Vision"

Two Summer Dreams Take Shape, Part 1

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by John Piper

What might God do when the whole congregation says, “Seeking the Lord in prayer is so important that we will give it prime time on Sunday morning, and not just a little sandwich slot on Wednesday evening”?

A Prayer Jesus Would Not Answer

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by John Piper

If the answer to our prayer doesn't come as we want, let us not assume that the Lord has no affection for us nor any tugs to do what we want.

Not Just a Successful Church

An Invitation to More

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by John Piper

Why pray? Because God aims to make us co-victors with him.

Remarkable Answers to Prayer

Getting Ready for Prayer Week

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by John Piper

Prayer is like marriage. It should be a mix of both discipline and spontaneity.

Backfire Casualties

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by John Piper

The danger of prayer is that you may become the answer to your own request.

Does It Matter Which Person of the Trinity We Pray to?

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by John Piper

John Piper says that we should follow the New Testament's pattern for prayer.