Interviews on Prayer

When Should I Stop Praying for Something?

by John Piper

In episode 413, Pastor John gives counsel on how to pray.

Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary?

by Michael Reeves

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

Mealtime Prayers: Impromptu or Memorized?

by John Piper

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

Mealtime Prayers: Necessary or Optional?

by 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?

by 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

by 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

by 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.

What Do You Think About Contemplative Prayer?

by John Piper

John Piper says Scripture commends thoughtful and reflective prayer.

Do Christians Have Permission to Pray Imprecatory Prayers?

by John Piper

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

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

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?

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?

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?

by John Piper

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

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

by John Piper

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

What Can I Do to Regain Confidence In Prayer?

by John Piper

John Piper says that confidence in prayer doesn't come from seeing it answered.

What's the Difference Between Christian Prayer and Mantra?

by John Piper

John Piper says that Christian prayer is different because of its view of God.

Should I Pray In Jesus' Name When Asked to Pray In Public?

by John Piper

John Piper gives two reasons why he always prays in Jesus' name.

Should I Use the Bible When I Pray?

by John Piper

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