Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Be not afraid to pray to pray is right Pray if thou canst with hope, but ever pray, Though hope be weak or sick with long delay;
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Praying in Revival
2 Chronicles 7:14 says: “…if my people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
All true spiritual awakenings that have had a
Contributed by Paul Green on Jul 14, 2009
The praying hands
Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg, lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! In order merely to keep food on the table, the father, who was a goldsmith by profession, had to work almost eighteen hours a day and he took on any other paying work
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Nov 22, 2009
Pray “in the name of Jesus.” It is not a catchy phrase we attach to our prayers, that somehow validates what we have to say. It is recognition that what I have prayed about and prayed for is with the same spirit and heart that Jesus himself would have prayed; that my focus is not self-centered or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 8, 2008
A wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said,
"Would you like to say the blessing?"
"I wouldn’t know what to say," the girl replied.
"Just say what you hear Mommy say," the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said,
Contributed by Charles Jones on Mar 28, 2012
"PRAYING HE PRAYED"
The Characteristic of the prayer of Elijah was his FERVENCY. He prayed fervently.
He used that particular Hebrew idiom - "praying he prayed." In other words when he prayed he got down to business. Remember that the prayer of a righteous man is of great force when energized
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
I read an incredible story this past week on one of the Internet forums of which I am a member. The story was told of a man whom was not even identified because he was unknown.
Missionaries Bill and Molly Thompson told of a man who went to a large city in Columbia many years
Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Aug 1, 2008
I want to do a little participation here: If you LOVE chocolate, raise your hand. (Wait.) Now, before I go any further, look around at those whose hands are not raised--these are the heathen, non-chocolate-loving people!
Now, if you have your hand raised, and you have had some
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Mar 15, 2010
PRAYING FOR THE LOST
Lee Thomas is a great teacher on praying for the lost. Here’s part of a testimony from his book:
When we begin to pray for someone’s salvation, God seems to draw a circle around that individual and then gets in the circle with him. That is what happened to Ricky Gresham
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 19, 2010
PRAYING FOR WIND
When Hudson Taylor went to China, he made the voyage on a sailing vessel. As it neared the channel between the southern Malay Peninsula and the island of Sumatra, the missionary heard an urgent knock on his stateroom door. He opened it, and there stood the captain of the ship.
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Aug 10, 2010
And I don't think that I'm alone in this struggle to pray. Even a great church leader like Martin Luther has said this about prayer, "At times I, who teach this and prescribe it to others, have learned from my own example that praying comes close to being the most difficult of all works"
Contributed by Michael Walther on May 25, 2011
PRAYED INTO THE KINGDOM
Chuck Sackett did not grow up in a Christian home. But he joined the Boy Scouts and wanted to complete the “God and Country” merit badge. So he walked a few blocks to a small church for several weeks. He filled out his papers, and did what he had to do get that badge.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 14, 2011
PRAYED INTO THE KINGDOM
Chuck Sackett did not grow up in a Christian home. But he joined the Boy Scouts and wanted to complete the "God and Country" merit badge. So he walked a few blocks to a small church for several weeks. He filled out his papers and did what he had to do get that badge.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
A PRESIDENT PRAYS
Personal prayer, it seems to me, is one of the simplest necessities of life, as basic to the individual as sunshine, food and water--and at times, of course, more so. By prayer I mean an effort to get in touch with the Infinite. We know that our prayers are imperfect. Of course
Contributed by Dana Chau on Apr 8, 2002
AFRAID TO PRAY?
Steve Brown is fond of saying, "Non-Christians don’t pray, because they’re afraid God is there. Christians don’t pray because they’re afraid God is not there, and they don’t want to lose their faith." John
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 29, 2002
PRAYING FOR REAGAN
Peggy Noonan, in her book "When Character Was King" shares a facinating story about President Reagan and his belief in Prayer:
"'Do you know about his ulcer?' Nancy Reagan asked me. We were talking about his early days in the governship. He came home a few months
Contributed by Ralf Bergmann on May 4, 2002
Praying for People
A hospital chaplain visited a delightful old lady in the hospital. As he approached her bed he noticed that with the index finger of one hand she was touching, one by one, the fingers of the other, with her eyes closed. When the chaplain spoke to her she opened her eyes and
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 6, 2002
PRAYING FOR DELIVERANCE
John Paton was a missionary in the New Hebrides Islands. One night hostile natives surrounded the mission station, intent on burning out the Patons and killing them. Paton and his wife prayed during that terror-filled night that God would deliver them. When daylight came
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
HOP IN AND PRAY
Robert LeRoe tells this story: When I was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, I often reported to V Corps Headquarters, which was located in the historic Abrams Bldg. To get upstairs there were two options-either take the stairs, or the Paternoster, a very unusual elevator. There
Contributed by Rob Ross on Apr 9, 2003
PRAYING FOR CHANGE
“To pray is to change. Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us. If we are unwilling to change, we will abandon prayer as a noticeable characteristic of our lives. The closer we come to the heartbeat of God the more we see our need and the more we