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  • "How To Stop Your Losing Streak?"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Feb 2, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    Hanah had problem: She needed a Son. God had a problem: He needed a Priest. When we pray, we need to make the solution to our problem, God’s solution to his problem...

    Title: “How to Stop your Losing Streak?” Text: Please read 1 Samuel Chapter One. 1 Samuel 1:2 “…but Hannah had no children.” This is the story of a praying mother. Prayer changes things. At the beginning of this chapter, Hannah considers herself a loser. Before the chapter is over, she more

  • How Does One Learn To Pray? Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Feb 24, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Believers desire to become attached to God through prayer.

    How Does One Learn to Pray? (Inspired by material found in Harold Hazelip’s "Questions People Ask Ministers Most." Luke 11:1 Feb. 26, 2006 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction: A Richard Dehaan tells of a story about a soldier who was more

  • A Boy Named Jabez Series

    Contributed by David Wilson on Sep 9, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Jabez prayer wasn’t a ’name-it-and-claim-it" prayer, but a statement about who he was and what he wanted God to do in his life.

    The Prayer of Jabez • Found in I Chronicles 4:9-10 “Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain." Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and more

  • Mastering The Art Of Prayer

    Contributed by James Snyder on Sep 29, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Many Christians continue day after day in a much-depleted spiritual condition for the simple reason, they don’t know how to pray.

    Donald Trump published a New York Times bestseller entitled, "The Art of the Deal." In that book, he outlines strategies he developed in mastering the art of negotiation. As a world-renowned dealmaker, Trump’s strategies are well worth investigating. His success in this area makes his book somewhat more

  • God's Eye For The Praying Guy

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on May 18, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    God is more concerned with the soundness of your heart than with how your prayer sounds.

    God’s Eye for the Praying Guy Matt. 6:6 April 3, 2005 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Speaker "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what more

  • Let Us Pray

    Contributed by Andy Barnard on Dec 27, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Is there a Christian who is content with their prayer life. We all need encouragement to pray more.

    I want to encourage everyone to pray 1. Definition of prayer and of intercession a) Oxford i) to pray is to “ask earnestly” ii) intercede: “to plead with person for someone else” 2. Why it is important to pray a) Because Jesus prayed b) Mat 14:23 After he had sent them away, he went by more

  • Learning To Pray

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 12, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Everyone can and should learn to pray - a look at what Jesus taught about prayer and applying those truths to our own relationship with God.

    Learning to Pray Matthew 6:7-15 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 "This, then, is how you should pray: "’Our Father in more

  • The Power Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Oct 13, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Prayer is definitely a difficult discipline, but it’s also a delightful discussion.

    1. “God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for our food.” • Amen. No Talking! NOTE: that was the prayer my son learned at age 5 when he was in a Christian day care many years ago. • At every meal, the kids in unison would say out loud: “God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for our more

  • Do You Pray Religiously Or Wholeheartedly?

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Oct 27, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    I know many families that pray as if it were an old tune. Are we just praying repetitously or is our heart in it? Jesus gives us some examples on how to pray.

    Jesus prayed earnestly, purposefully, and with certainty. He knew that God answers prayer. "The Lord’s prayer" was given during Christ’s Sermon on the Mount to provide an example for how we should approach the throne of grace. Prayer is the prelude to peace, the prologue to power, the preface to more

  • Prayer Nots Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    What is your attitude when you pray? Before Jesus tells us how to pray, He tells us how not to pray.

    “The highest activity of the human soul.” That’s what the great expository preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones said about prayer. Prayer is one of the most important things we will ever do in our relationship with the Lord. It is so essential to who we are as Christians that one commentator compared it more

  • Who's The Boss? Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    The way you pray reminds you who is in charge. Before Jesus ever taught us to ask Him for anything, He tells us to recognize the One who is in charge of everything.

    Years ago, when we lived in Gulfport, MS, my job was such that I had to spend a lot of time away from home. For 8 years, I averaged 300 days a year on the road. That’s a lot of nights away. Some of those were in field conditions. Some of them were in military billeting. But most of them were more

  • What I Want Or What I Need? Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    How do you ask God for things?

    As you know, this Lord’s Prayer is all part of what we know as the Sermon on the Mount. Just a few verses from where we are here… Jesus says something else about prayer. In chapter 7:7-11, He says, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: more

  • Lord Teach Us To Pray - Part Two

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Nov 13, 2006

    David’s life was filled with blessings and failures, good times and not so good times. He learned early on in his life how to cry out for God’s mercy when he was lost and lonely, rejected and afflicted. God had taught David to pray and how to pray. We

    LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY Part Two Last week we looked at a couple of the stories of David and we found that he is most known for what is recorded in Acts 13:22 - David became the “a man after My (God’s) own heart, who will do all My (God’s) will.” We also noted that David’s life was not a more

  • 24 X 7 X 365 Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Nov 14, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Praying at all that really possible???

    24 x 7 x 365 Ephesians 6:18-24 Ephesians 6:18 (NLT) Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere. The Frequency of Prayer  At all times  Not just at more

  • Forgiveness Given And Received

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006

    The Lord’s Prayer teaches us that forgiveness is important and that we are to forgive as Christ has forgiven us.

    Forgiveness Given and Received Matthew 6:9-15 Please stand with me as we read together this morning’s very familiar text. It is a prayer, and so we can read it like a prayer to God today. Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored. May your Kingdom come more