Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 15, 2001
"I am so busy now that if I did not spend three hours each day in prayer, I could not get
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 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 Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 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
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 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 Sermoncentral on Feb 9, 2006
"Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"Our prayer will be most like the prayer of Christ if we do not ask God to show us what is going to be, or to make any particular thing happen, but
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
The researchers at Columbia University conducted a study with 199 women at an in vitro fertilization clinic in Korea. Unknown to the patients and their doctors, groups of strangers from the US, Canada, and Australia were asked to pray for their success in getting pregnant.
Contributed by Todd Schäve on Nov 6, 2001
Assertive prayer is expressing to the Lord our
feelings and thoughts, with all due respect and
humility, and making our requests known to the Lord,
and leaving the results up to him.
Jesus alludes to assertive prayer, when he said, "Ask
and it will be given to you; seek
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
THE RIGHT PRAYER
In Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," Ivan endures all the horrors of a Soviet prison camp. One day he is praying with his eyes closed when a fellow prisoner notices him and says with ridicule, "Prayers won’t help you get out of here any faster."
Contributed by Steve Malone on Jun 26, 2002
AN ANSWERED PRAYER
John Maxwell writes in his book, Partners in Prayer;
"In the summer of 1876, grasshoppers nearly destroyed the crops in Minnesota. SO in the spring of 1877, farmers were worried. They believed that the dreadful plague would once again visit them and again destroy the rich
Contributed by John Hamby on Feb 10, 2003
THE PATIENT PRAYER
“George Mueller, the founder of a great Christian orphanage work in England in the 1800’s, was a powerful man of prayer. He knew the importance of keeping at prayer evne when the answer seemed delayed. When he was young he began praying that two of his friends might be saved.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2003
THE WEAPON OF PRAYER
It takes more than bullets and bombs to win a war, residents said in Chatsworth, GA.
"Prayer is the greatest weapon we’ve got," said Frank Lloyd of Chatsworth at a prayer service at First Baptist Church. "This war’s not going to be won on military might. It’s going
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2003
"If I had a prayer for you today, among those that have all been uttered, it is that one we’re so familiar with: ’The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.’
Contributed by Sermoncentral 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 Sermoncentral on May 12, 2003
Oh Lord, please help this firefighter
To be skillful and brave.
Please let me never falter
When there are lives to save.
Be with my fellow firefighters
And ride with us each run,
From the moment we "suit-up"
Until the job is done.
Be with me as I guide a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 7, 2003
A PRAYER AND HAPPINESS
In his book Living Life on Purpose, Greg Anderson shares the story of one man’s journey to joy: ... his wife had left him and he was completely depressed. He had lost faith in himself, in other people, in God—he found no joy in living.
One rainy morning this man went to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 5, 2002
HOPE AND A PRAYER
50 Christian truckers got together to pray to pray that somehow the sniper terrorizing the Washington, DC area would be caught. Ron Lantz would be retiring as a driver in a few days and didn’t even live in the area, but he felt sure that God would answer their prayers. In fact,
The Weight of a Prayer
Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and
Contributed by Bill Butsko on Nov 18, 2006
“The Power of Prayer”
J. Edgar Hoover said, “The spectacle of a nation praying is more awe-inspiring than the explosion of an atomic bomb. The force of prayer is greater than any possible combination of man-made or man-controlled powers, because prayer is man’s greatest means of tapping the