If God ordains all things and his knowledge of all things is infallible, then what is the point of praying that anything happen?
Blessing God is an "exclamation of gratitude and admiration."
Have you ever thought of your prayers as the aroma of heaven?
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.
Three suggestions for how to persevere and profit in prayer.
It is God who works in us to will our prayers, but we always experience it as our own resolve and decision.
No church can remain fruitless if it soaks the seed of the Word in fervent, hungry prayer week after week.
Consistent Christians never want to exclude Jesus from anything they do.
Pray for total healing and total salvation. But also pray for smaller steps to be made on the way.
Praying is worm-work. You can’t see worms doing their work. But without them you couldn’t plow the field.
If meal time prayers are almost always the same, why not craft some which really say something significant?
Screwtape scolds Wormword for not doing more to undermine prayer at Bethlehem.
The measure of our present experience with Christ is the intensity of our longing for its increase.
Observations and advice to help you pray biblical prayers.
The inspiration, preservation and preparation of people for missionary service requires a great movement of prayer.
The rising tide of prayer precedes the flood of God’s Spirit.
Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of Omnipotence.
The danger of prayer is that you may become the answer to your own request.
Action is crucial, but it must come from faith, ride on faith, and aim at faith.
Our defense and our offense as a church is an active, persistent, believing prayer force.
Prayer is not designed to compound hoarded pleasures. If we do not aim to love, we pray in vain.
Nine reasons from the Bible for believing that God wills to do great things with the gospel through prayer.
Don’t let turning points pass with no special devotion to the Lord. Set apart some time for special fasting and prayer.
Why doesn't God, instead of saving us out of trouble, just keep it away entirely?
How can you experience more of the fullness of God? Consider taking a personal prayer retreat.
Where people do not pray, churches either die or become human management “successes”. Three suggestions for staying inspired.
Why pray? Because God aims to make us co-victors with him.
Prayer is like marriage. It should be a mix of both discipline and spontaneity.
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.
5 ways for focus on God during prayer week.
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”?
We pray, not because the outcome is uncertain, but because it is certain.
Hebrews 4:6 reminds us to seek God not only for the kind of grace we need but also for the timing of it.
What prayer commitments might God be nudging you to make?
A conversation between "Prayerful" and "Prayerless" on why we ask God to do what he already intends to do.
If your desires are weak, here are thirty four desire starters.
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'.
How to pray huge, general prayers without them sounding vague or stale.
What would a Pharisee pray at his conversion?
Knowing God's purpose for prayer deepens our commitment to pray and helps us glorify God for why he does what he does.
Paying attention to what the early church prayed for can help keep your prayer life from falling in a rut.
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