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  • The Purpose Of Prayer

    Contributed by Micah Fries on Jan 19, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Helping believers to understand that the foremost purpose of prayer is to draw the pray"er" closer to God.

    The Purpose of Prayer Hebrews 10:19-23 Intro: Since we understand that prayer is not intended to "change God’s mind", why does prayer exist? The answer is, first of all, to draw the one praying closer to God, among other things. See Phil. 4:6-7 (esp. Vs. 7) 1. Access (19) We achieve access ...read more

  • Purpose Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 76 ratings

    Prayer serves many purposes in our lives. The best purpose may be that prayer changes our focus, but prayer also changes our actions

    The Purpose of Prayer 02/06/05 Intro: We are in week 2 of a 3 week series on prayer. Last week we looked at the priority of prayer and the need for a focus and worship of Christ as we approach him in prayer. I issued you a challenge of spending 15 minutes each morning focusing your mind and ...read more

  • The Purpose Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Scott Malone on Mar 1, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    Understanding Prayer through the teaching of Christ’s model prayer

    THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER Matthew 6:9-13 I love the prayers of children. They are so honest and thoughtful. Maybe you’ve heard some of these letters written to God by children. Dear GOD, Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you have? ...read more

  • The Purpose Of Prayer

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 7, 2014

    We are to pray so that we might commune with God and share with Him the most deeply felt needs of our lives. We are to express to God the gratitude and the praise and the joy we feel in Him and in salvation. Paul elaborated on the purpose of prayer.

    Title: The Purpose of Prayer Text: “Meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.” (Colossians 1:3-4). Bible Reading: Colossians ...read more

  • The Purpose Of Prayer

    Contributed by Gene Haraldsen on Jul 22, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    When we don’t understand the purpose of prayer we will be disappointed with and discouraged by the experience of prayer.

    The Purpose of Prayer Examining the Motives behind our Prayers Turn to Romans 8 There are many different types of prayer: public, private, group, family, church, national, confession, petition, intercession, fasting, short, long… Three-year-old Donna, who loved to pray before ...read more

  • Purpose Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Sep 23, 2017

    Paul promotes the purposes of prayer as Watchfulness, Thankfulness and Effectiveness.

    42 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; ...read more

  • Divine Dialogue -- Purpose Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Apr 9, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Second in prayer series dealing with the purpose of Prayer

  • Privilege & Purpose Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Feb 19, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Even though David had all the earthly powers, yet he called out to the Lord God in prayer. Too many believers forget the tremendous, glorious privilege that belongs to us as children of God. We have a privilege that is unequaled by any other in the world.

    Illustration: D.L. Moody once entered a tavern in order to ask the bartender if his two little girls might attend his Sunday school. He was told that an atheist club met there every Thursday night and the owner of the bar was in no mood to offend them. Moody looked into the face of this man and ...read more

  • The Power And Purpose Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Carlis Clinton on Feb 6, 2008
    based on 29 ratings

    This sermon looks at the power available through prayer and the real purpose behind praying.

  • The Four Purposes Of Prayer (1 Of 4) Series

    Contributed by James Moynihan on Apr 1, 2005
    based on 35 ratings

    To live effective lives as Jesus’ disciples we need to pray.

  • Prayer Events

    Contributed by Jerry Falwell on Sep 22, 2009

    The primary purpose of prayer.

    Prayer Events When we pray, it is not primarily not to get things from God; although that is why many people pray. The primary purpose of prayer is to commune with God, then getting things is only a by-product. And if communion with God is the only thing there is to prayer, that would be ...read more

  • Persistent Prayer

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Feb 7, 2003
    based on 347 ratings

    This is a message on the importance and purpose of prayer.

  • Divine Dialoge Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Dec 29, 2008

    Series of messages on prayer - This messages deals with the purpose of prayer.

    The Purpose of Prayer We have been looking to understand and implement into our lives the habits or discipline that conditions the spiritual dimension of our lives that in turn increases our capacity to relate to God. Only when these activities become a way of life will we see the desired growth ...read more

  • God's Eternal Purpose For Us In Him

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Jun 6, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    God works in us for His eternal purpose in prayer

  • Teach Me To Pray Series

    Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Apr 26, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The purpose of prayer complemented by a model on how we should pray.

    I hope you remember the Peanuts cartoons. One day Lucy and Linus had a chicken wishbone and were going to pull it to make a wish. Lucy was explaining to Linus that if he got the bigger half his wish would come true. Linus said to her, ‘Do I have to say the wish out loud?’  Lucy said, ‘Of course, if ...read more