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  • Prayer: It Is ...

    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 ...read more

  • Prayer For ...

    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 ...read more

  • Prayer

    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 ...read more

  • Prayer  PRO

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 15, 2001
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    Prayer "I am so busy now that if I did not spend three hours each day in prayer, I could not get ...read more

  • Our Prayer Will Be Most Like The Prayer Of ...

    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 ...read more

  • Prayer - Secret, Fervent, Believing Prayer - ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 9, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    "Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal ...read more

  • The Lord's Prayer...?

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 15, 2012

    THE LORD'S PRAYER...? Two men were drinking in a bar when the topic of conversation got round to religion. One man turned to his friend and said; “I bet you don't even know the Lord's Prayer." "Wait a minute," said his friend, "I do too know the Lord's Prayer." So his friend pulled out a £20 ...read more

  • Prayer Is Ignored

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 30, 2012
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    PRAYER IS IGNORED In 2005 Barna Reports said this, "Prayer is one of three critical spiritual dimensions which most local churches essentially ignore. Prayer is said to be one of the ...read more

  • Statistics On Prayer

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Sep 8, 2012

    STATISTICS ON PRAYER Barna research says slightly more than four out of five adults in the U.S. (84%) claim they had prayed in the past week. That has been the case since Barna began tracking the frequency of prayer in 1993. A Newsweek poll titled "Is God Listening?" indicated that, of those ...read more

  • Lifeless Prayer

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 28, 2012

    The famous Dutch born Catholic priest and Christian philosopher Henri Nouwen – author of the book “The Wounded Healer” who died in 1996 said this about his own spiritual journey: “After sixty-three years of life and thirty eight years of priesthood, my prayer seems as dead ...read more

  • Prayer Is Required

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Aug 27, 2014

    Someone has said, “God had only one Son who lived without sin, but He has had no sons who have lived without prayer.” Jesus was constantly in prayer. He prayed before He ate, before great decisions, and in the Garden of Gethsemane before He went to the cross. Sometimes He prayed all night. ...read more

  • A Definition Of Prayer

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010

    A DEFINITION OF PRAYER The Norwegian theologian Ole Hallesby gives a good definition of prayer. "To pray is nothing more involved that to let Jesus into our needs. To pray is to give Jesus ...read more

  • Whyte In Prayer

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2011

    WHYTE IN PRAYER Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one church member thought, "The preacher certainly won’t think of anything for which to thank ...read more

  • Leadership And Prayer

    Contributed by Tim White on May 8, 2011

    LEADERSHIP AND PRAYER Henry and Richard Blackaby in Spiritual Leadership in chapter seven "The Leader's Influence" stress that leaders influence others through prayer. They give six reasons why leaders should pray. The fourth reason is "God is all-powerful. . . .God can do far more than even the ...read more

  • Prayer Of The Persecuted

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 25, 2011

    PRAYER OF THE PERSECUTED Author Eugene Peterson says in Reversed Thunder, "While conflicts raged between good and evil, prayers went up from devout bands of 1st c. Christians all over the Roman empire. Massive engines of persecution and scorn were ranged against them. They had neither ...read more

  • Answered Prayer

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 28, 2011

    ANSWERED PRAYER When I say YOUR prayers to our Lord Jesus who has the power to do anything, let me tell you this. The MRI clearly showed 4 tears to different tendons and ligaments. But when the doctor got in he could not see them! What he did see were some large spurs that we rubbing against ...read more

  • Prayer For Thieves  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 4, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    PRAYER FOR THIEVES About 12 years ago, three men broke into our church building here. They didn't steal much, and they didn't really damage all that much (they broke a couple of doors, and stole a few small items) but we called the police and reported the incident. After the police left, our ...read more

  • Fervent Prayer  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Aug 29, 2011
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    FERVENT PRAYER George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, future US Presidents, were among the delegates meeting at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, on March 23, 1775, considering a resolution sending Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War. The Virginia House of Burgesses was ...read more

  • Prevailing Prayer  PRO

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Oct 7, 2011
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    PREVAILING PRAYER Daniel Nash and Charles Finney were great evangelists in the early 1800s. On one occasion, when meetings had begun in a particular city, a group of young men confronted Charles Finney, openly announcing that they were going to break up the meetings. Finney and Nash decided this ...read more

  • A Prayer Of God's ...

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Apr 21, 2009

    A PRAYER OF GOD’S SERVANTS We are God’s servants. We put God’s love for all people first. No race is superior to another. No government is more loved than another. No nation is dearer than another. We do not put our nation’s economy before God’s economy. He tells us to seek first His ...read more