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 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 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 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 Jan 20, 2002
I have had prayers answered--most strangely so sometimes--but I think our heavenly Father’s loving-kindness has been even more evident in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2002
THE POSITION OF PRAYER
In Texas, when a cold air mass moves down from Canada, people sometimes refer to it as a "Blue Northern," and it makes its presence felt! You can feel the wind blow as the high pressure cold air rushes into the warmer area of lower pressure. The greater the difference in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 29, 2002
George Muller was born in Prussia on September 27, 1805. His father was a collector of taxes and George seemed to inherit his father’s ability with figures.
When Muller was converted to Christ he was impressed by the many recurring statements of Jesus for us "to ask." At this
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 Andrew Clark on Aug 23, 2002
A Methodist Prayer
I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with who you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you.
Exalted for you, or brought low for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty,
Let me have all
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,
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 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 Richard Goble on Nov 8, 2007
The Humanist’s Prayer
Lyman Abbot once paraphrased the Lord’s Prayer to reflect the philosophy of those without God. We might call it the Humanist’s Prayer:
Our brethren who art on earth,
Hallowed be our name.
Our kingdom come,
Our will be done on earth,
For there is no heaven.
MRS PRAYER MEETING
Mrs Prayer Meeting died recently at the First Neglected Church on Worldly Avenue. Born many years ago in the midst of great revivals, she was a strong, healthy child, fed largely on testimony and spiritual holiness, soon growing into world-wide prominence. She was one of the
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
“Prayer for Those In Authority”
1 Timothy 2:1-4, “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone -- for kings and all those in authority… This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge
Prayer in Health
When you come to my office with a problem, often I'll offer to pray with you for God's healing and discernment. If you have a sprained hand and haven't grown in your spiritual life, you might think, "What a waste of time."
A few years ago there was even an experiment in