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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.

Praying for What Cannot Fail

by John Piper

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

How I Was Moved to Tears

by John Piper

What prayer commitments might God be nudging you to make?

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

Hebrews 4:16

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.

"Praying the Vision"

Two Summer Dreams Take Shape, Part 1

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

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.