Sermons on Prayer
The Lord's Prayer teaches us to go to God for every need, especially our need to hallow him above all things.
Both disciplined and spontaneous prayer should flow from our confidence that God is already 100% on our side.
God can put his people through the fires of suffering to awaken their appetite for prayer.
The most significant reason to pray is to ask God to glorify himself.
God's lavish invitations to ask him for good things, with the promise that he will give them, is unimaginably wonderful.
Daniel was immersed in secular life but he still lived by prayer—daring, defiant, disciplined prayer.
What are God's purposes when he says "No" to his praying people?
No believing prayer is in vain. Ever.
God will accomplish his purpose for the church, even if he choses to use a remnant to do it.
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.
Jesus makes it clear that eternal life hangs on whether we are ready when he comes.
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.
God designed prayer to give his disciples the joy of bearing fruit while God himself gets the glory.
The great need of the hour is to know God more deeply and personally and more biblically.
Paul does not pray for ineffectual influences, but for effectual influences. And that is how we should pray too.
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.
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.