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  • Prayer For Future Generations  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • Back When The Generals Led Their Troops Into ...

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 4, 2010

    Back when the generals led their troops into battle rather than directing them from a ‘situation room’ half a world away, it is said that Alexander the Great’s position was about to be over-run by the enemy. Turning to a valiant young soldier at his side, the great military genius implored the boy 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 more

  • Quotes On Prayer

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 22, 2011

    QUOTES ON PRAYER Guy H. King--No one is a firmer believer in prayer than the devil; not that he practices it but that he suffers from it. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones--Prayer demands no special dress. Prayer demands no special place. Prayer demands no special eloquence. Prayer demands no special more

  • Prayer Is A Gauge

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 23, 2011

    PRAYER IS A GAUGE Spurgeon: The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the more

  • Mrs Prayer ...

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Jun 23, 2008

    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 most more

  • Prayer: Specific ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 30, 2008

    PRAYER: SPECIFIC DIRECTION The late great English writer, journalist, philosopher, poet, biographer, and Christian apologetic Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 - 1936) and several other literary figures were asked one evening what book they would prefer to have with them if they were stranded on a 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 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 top more

  • The Focus Of The Prayer Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 9, 2012
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    THE FOCUS OF THE PRAYER OF JABEZ In the year 2000, Bruce Wilkinson of Walk Through the Bible Ministries turned the obscure character in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 into an international phenomenon with his little book, The Prayer of Jabez. Not only did it become a runaway hit and a longtime New York Times 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 more

  • : Prayer Life Of General Stonewall ...  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Oct 10, 2001
    based on 46 ratings

    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 more

  • Prayer: Form Vs. ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 3, 2010

    Prayer: Form vs. Substance There was a man who would start his day by kneeling beside his bed and spending an hour or so in prayer. But he had a cat that would disturb him and would nuzzle up against him. So to keep his cat from disturbing his prayer time, he would tie the cat to his bedpost. His more

  • Believing In The Power Of Prayer

    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 more

  • Huck Finn On Prayer

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Apr 5, 2011

    HUCK FINN ON PRAYER There’s an incident in Huckleberry Finn where Mark Twain has Huck make a very human observation. "Miss Watson took me into a closet and prayed, but nothing came of it. She told me to pray every day, and whatever I asked for, I would get. But it weren't so. I tried it. Once I more

  • Prayer Transforms A Workplace  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 27, 2011
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    PRAYER TRANSFORMS A WORKPLACE Brandon A. Bradley told his story in Pray! Magazine some time back about an opportunity in his life: "I am a surgical assistant--the surgeon's right-hand man. At one point in my career, I lost my passion. I wanted a job with spiritual significance, and I prayed for more

  • Prayer  PRO

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 57 ratings

    Prayer "I am so busy now that if I did not spend three hours each day in prayer, I could not get more

  • Prayer Of The Persecuted

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 25, 2011
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    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 weapons more

  • Prayer Is The Divine In Us Appealing To The ...

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 26, 2009

    “Prayer is the divine in us appealing to the Divine more

  • Bill Hybels On Prayer As An Unnatural ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 6, 2010

    Bill Hybels on Prayer as an Unnatural Activity Bill Hybels begins his book Too Busy Not to Pray with these words: “Prayer is an unnatural activity. From birth we have been learning the rules of self reliance and self sufficiency. Prayer flies in the face of such deep seated values…. It is an more