All Resources on Prayer

"We Have Not Because We Ask Not"

Articles

by John Piper

When God aims to do a great work, he starts by planting a spark of desire in a few hearts. Then he fans it into flame through prayer.

Our Incense Before the Lamb

Articles

by John Piper

Have you ever thought of your prayers as the aroma of heaven?

Pray Like This: Hallowed Be Your Name

Matthew 6:5-18

Sermons

by John Piper

The most significant reason to pray is to ask God to glorify himself.

Should I Use the Bible When I Pray?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper talks about how helpful Scripture can be when we wish to communicate with God.

Ask Your Father in Heaven

Matthew 7:7-12

Sermons

by John Piper

God's lavish invitations to ask him for good things, with the promise that he will give them, is unimaginably wonderful.

Daniel's Defiance of Darius in Prayer

Daniel 6:1-13

Sermons

by John Piper

Daniel was immersed in secular life but he still lived by prayer—daring, defiant, disciplined prayer.

The Weapon Serves the Wielding Power

Ephesians 6:17-20

Sermons

by John Piper

The Power that Wields the Weapon

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

Sermons

by John Piper

What Does It Mean to Bless God?

Articles

by John Piper

Blessing God is an "exclamation of gratitude and admiration."

The Sovereignty of God and Prayer

Articles

by John Piper

If God ordains all things and his knowledge of all things is infallible, then what is the point of praying that anything happen?

Big, Sweeping–But Not Insipid–Prayers

Articles

by John Piper

How to pray huge, general prayers without them sounding vague or stale.

A Summary Theology of Prayer

Articles

by John Piper

Knowing God's purpose for prayer deepens our commitment to pray and helps us glorify God for why he does what he does.

Practical Help for Praying for Help

Sermons

by John Piper

Prayer is not a mere devotional interlude in the real business of living; it is the pathway of faith and obedience. There is no other.

What Do Answers to Prayer Depend On?, Part 1

Obedience

Sermons

by John Piper

If we are unloving and unrepentant then we should not think that God is likely to answer our prayers.

What Do Answers to Prayer Depend On?, Part 2

God's Will

Sermons

by John Piper

Our prayers should always aim not merely at our own satisfaction, but also at the benefit of others.

How to Argue with God

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalms 143

Sermons

by John Piper

Don't let your sinfulness hinder your prayers. Run into the arms of God and fill his ear with arguments that aim for His honor.

Pray for Kings and All in High Positions

1 Timothy 2:2

Sermons

by John Piper

Let your prayers embrace all kinds of people: high and low, white and black, democrats and republicans, Soviet premiers and Iranian Ayatollahs. Enlarge your heart until it embraces the world.

How to Pray for the Soul—Yours or Another's

Articles

by John Piper

How you pray is based on what you believe God can do.
Here are 7 things to ask God to do for your soul and others'.