Contributed by Bruce Howell on Oct 9, 2001
Illus.: Prayer Life of General Stonewall Jackson
General Stonewall Jackson had in his service a man who had become so accustomed to his ways that he was able to discern whenever the General was about to start on an expedition. Someone asked him how he knew the General was about to depart without
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 10, 2008
PRAYER FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
In Point Man, Steve Farrar tells the story of George McCluskey. When McCluskey married and started a family, he decided to invest one hour a day in prayer, because he wanted his kids to follow Christ. After a time, he expanded his prayers to include his grandchildren
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 23, 2010
BELIEVING IN THE POWER OF PRAYER
When a night club opened on the main street of a small American town, the local Church held an all-night prayer meeting. One member asked God to burn it down. Within a few moments, lightning struck the club and it was burnt to the ground.
The owner sued the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 25, 2002
GENERATION TO GENERATION
A little girl called out, "Mommy, you know that vase china cabinet, the one that’s been handed down from generation to generation?"
Yes, dear, I know which one you mean, what about it?
"Well, Mommy, I’m sorry, but this generation just dropped it!"
Now some earthly
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 1, 2004
THE STATS ON PRAYER
A Newsweek poll several years ago titled "Is God Listening?" indicated that 54% of those the magazine surveyed prayed on a daily basis - 25% said they pray to God once a day and 29% more than once a day.
87% believed that God answers their prayers at least some of the time.
Contributed by David Yarbrough on May 20, 2002
PRAYER'S BEST POSITION
Three ministers were talking about prayer in general and the appropriate and effective positions for prayer. As they were talking, a telephone repairman was working on the phone system in the background.
One minister shared that he felt the key was in the hands. He always
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 4, 2009
S.D. Gordon on Who The Great People Are
Let me share the words of S.D. Gordon. "The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I
SEPARATION FROM YOUR LOVE
I remember once there was girl I loved so much in my youth, I thought that we would be together forever, and I thought that I could never live without her! But now I hardly ever think about her... the truth is that I really can live without her.
So what changed between
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 Sermon Central on Apr 5, 2003
A PRESIDENTIAL PRAYER
"Almighty God...make full and complete our dedication to the service of the people in this throng, and their fellow citizens everywhere. Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right from wrong, and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby, and by the
Contributed by David Dewitt on Apr 6, 2001
According to a poll on prayer for Newsweek (3/31/97), the following percentage said:
They ask for health or success for a child or family member when they pray -- 82
They ask for strength to overcome a personal weakness -- 75
They never ask for financial or career success -- 36
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 24, 2016
Chris Jeffries tells the story of Roy who was feeling frustrated that he was not able to do what he felt he was born to do. So he prayed for Our Father to change something. Then there was a knock at the door and they met two strangers, a married couple. They invited them in and sat them down at
Contributed by Martin Scarce on Nov 10, 2002
The Generals of Insignificance
In the Berlin art gallery there is a painting by the famous artist Mengel that is only partially finished. It is supposed to be a painting of King Frederick of Germany talking to his generals. Mengel painstakingly painted the generals first around the outside of the
Contributed by Billy Nale on Oct 18, 2009
GENERATIONS AND THE BIBLE
A new research report from the Barna Group examines recent nationwide studies on how different generations of American adults view and use the Bible. For the purposes of this research, the Mosaic generation refers to adults who are currently ages 18 to 25; Busters are
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2009
THE GREATEST GENERATION
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny."
The year was 1940, and it would be called the fulcrum of America in the 20th century. The nation was balanced precariously between the darkness of the Great Depression on one side and
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 14, 2001
"I am so busy now that if I did not spend three hours each day in prayer, I could not get
Contributed by Roy Fowler on Sep 12, 2020
This statement is many times use as a stand alone statement without regards to the actual meaning. When the context has to be considered and an understanding of who God is and his teachings are most important.
A famous Bible scholar John Gill puts it this way: For whatever is asked in faith,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 22, 2008
PRAYER: IT IS TAKEN
John Oxtoby, who was affectionately known as "Praying Johnny" was sent to hold a revival in Filey. He stopped under a hedge and he wrestled in prayer for the success of his mission. A passer-by heard Johnny Oxtoby’s prayer: "Will thou make a fool of me, God? I told them at the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 21, 2009
Prayer for Compassion
Then we can pray a prayer like David Mains prayed years ago. He was once pastor of the Circle Urban Church, an inner city church in Chicago, and one day, in the course of his ministry among such great need, he prayed, “Lord, let me see the world as you see it, and break my
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 20, 2002
A man in Dundee, Sctoland, was confined to bed for forty years, having broken his neck in a fall at age fifteen.
But his spirit remained unbroken, and his cheer and courage so inspired people that he enjoyed a constant stream of guests.
One day a visitor asked him, “Doesn’t Satan ever