Sermons on Prayer

Our Deepest Prayer: Hallowed Be Your Name

Matthew 6:5-15

by John Piper

The Lord's Prayer teaches us to go to God for every need, especially our need to hallow him above all things.

Be Constant in Prayer for the Joy of Hope

Romans 12:12 and Ephesians 1:15-23

by John Piper

Praying in the Closet and in the Spirit

Matthew 6:1-15

by John Piper

Both disciplined and spontaneous prayer should flow from our confidence that God is already 100% on our side.

Put in the Fire for the Sake of Prayer

John 16:16-24

by John Piper

God can put his people through the fires of suffering to awaken their appetite for prayer.

Pray Like This: Hallowed Be Your Name

Matthew 6:5-18

by John Piper

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

Ask Your Father in Heaven

Matthew 7:7-12

by John Piper

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

The Weapon Serves the Wielding Power

Ephesians 6:17-20

by John Piper

Daniel's Defiance of Darius in Prayer

Daniel 6:1-13

by John Piper

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

The Power that Wields the Weapon

2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

by John Piper

Prayer and the Victory of God

Isaiah 37

by John Piper

Incentives to Strive in Prayer

Romans 15:30

by John Piper

God calls us from time to time, and some of us as a kind of vocation, to strive—to struggle, and wrestle, and persist, and prevail in prayer.

Let Your Requests Be Made Known to God

Philippians 4:4-7

by John Piper

Always Pray and Do Not Lose Heart

Luke 18:1-8

by John Piper

Jesus makes it clear that eternal life hangs on whether we are ready when he comes.

A Prayer That Brought the Holy Spirit Down

Acts 4:23-31

by John Piper

For people who desire the salvation of sinners, the magnifying of God's glory, and the vindication of Jesus' name, this is the way to pray.

How to Pray for a Desolate Church

Daniel 9:1-23

by John Piper

God will accomplish his purpose for the church, even if he choses to use a remnant to do it.

Devote Yourselves to Prayer

Colossians 4:2-4

by John Piper

What Do Answers to Prayer Depend On?, Part 2

God's Will

by John Piper

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

What Do Answers to Prayer Depend On?, Part 1

Obedience

by John Piper

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

Practical Help for Praying for Help

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.

Pray for Kings and All in High Positions

1 Timothy 2:2

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 Argue with God

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalm 143

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.

My Prayer to God Is That They Might Be Saved

Romans 10:1

by John Piper

Paul does not pray for ineffectual influences, but for effectual influences. And that is how we should pray too.

If My Words Abide In You . . .

John 15:7

by John Piper

The great need of the hour is to know God more deeply and personally and more biblically.

Ask Whatever You Wish

John 15:7

by John Piper

God designed prayer to give his disciples the joy of bearing fruit while God himself gets the glory.

That Your Prayers May Not Be Hindered

1 Peter 3:7

by John Piper

There are ways live that hinder prayers and there is a way to live that helps prayer.