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  • Long Empty Prayers Series

    Contributed by Leighton (Lee) Vary on Oct 28, 2016
     | 1,950 views

    Among the religious there is often a tendency toward long prayers, particularly in public. Too often people measure prayer by its fluency and length, thinking that length means devotion.

    Introduction A. Brother Dave Said that some people believe that prayer ain’t nowhere and meditation is a stroke. But, beloved, prayer is asking for it and meditation is waiting. 1. Turn to Ecclesiastes 5:2 B. Among the religious there is often a tendency toward long prayers, ...read more

  • Why Ask?

    Contributed by Mark Baker on Sep 28, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,387 views

    Why Ask? Matthew 6:7 "But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8. "Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask

    Matthew 6:7 "But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8. "Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Here Jesus was teaching on the subject of ...read more

  • Ten Shortest Answered Prayers

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 24,051 views

    What makes a good prayer? Is it length and eloquence or a heart that trusts in a mighty God? How long does a prayer have to be in order to be heard? God did not forbid long legitimate prayers but vain repetitions and heartless babblings. Some of the answe

  • One To One Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Jun 2, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,322 views

    A study on private prayer.

    1. HYPOCRISY IS EXPOSED “when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men”. The word for “hypocrites” means an actor or showman. Jesus was most likely referring to the ...read more

  • And When You Pray...

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jun 23, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,016 views

    Jesus gives us a wonderful model prayer with a lot of rich elements. Let's study it!

    And When You Pray... Message given by Sterling Franklin April 2008 Text: Matthew 6:5-15 Matthew 6:5-15 5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily ...read more

  • The Model Prayer

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Oct 9, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,797 views

    On how Jesus prayed focusing on the Father and warnings that he gave us about prayer

    SBC Philippi 10/5/05 am Rev. Jeff Simms The Model Prayer1 Matthew 6:5-13 Primary Purpose: Jesus encouraged us to pray focused on him and to pray for his kingdom This story about the Lord’s prayer is told in both Matthew and Luke 11:1-4. They differ in what comes before Jesus teaches ...read more

  • A.s.k.

    Contributed by Johnny Knight on Jul 27, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,186 views

    I look at asking, seeking, and knocking, that is, the start and the finish of faith to receiving from God; much like the great rockets of the old NASA space programs like that of the Mercury and Apollo missions.

    A.S.K. Text: Matthew 7:7 Remember: The devil doesn’t appose: -what you want to do… -what you’d like to do… -But, what you are called (by God) to do. The struggle is a wrestling match between: -the vision given and the vision fulfilled… -the promise and the provision… -the asking and ...read more

  • Prayer Keys - Persistence Series

    Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Oct 27, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,840 views

    Please forgive me for stating the obvious, but persistent prayer is hard work. It drains us. It is hard, but it is eventually worth the effort.

    Prayer Keys - Persistence “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” Luke 18:1 Have you seen that cartoon with the pelican having a frog for dinner? His dinner is not agreeing with him. In fact, his dinner is violently ...read more

  • The Lord's Prayer – Part One

    Contributed by Ed Pruitt on Jun 19, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,159 views

    Prayer Is Where It Is At For The Real Child Of God

    The Lord’s Prayer – Part One Sunday June 18, 2006 Matthew 6:5-13 5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 ...read more

  • From A Lion To A Lamb

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Mar 19, 2008
     | 538 views

    The conversion of Saul of Tarsus.

    1. SAUL’S ADVERSITY “It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks”. The word “pricks” refers to the instrument used by a ploughman to guide his oxen. It was up to 10 feet long and had a pointed end. Saul was doing what sinners have done down through the ages - resisting the speaking voice of ...read more

  • The Hindrances To Prayer

    Contributed by Nelson Emeonu on Aug 20, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,228 views

    The Children of God should always know the things which hinder their prayers. When they are avoided, results are guaranteed.

    The Children of God should always know the things which hinder their prayers. When they are avoided, results are guaranteed. Many factors are contributory to an unanswered prayer by God. Some of them are; 1. LACK OF HUMILITY “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble ...read more

  • Praying For Daily Bread Series

    Contributed by Jerry Gatson on Aug 27, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,251 views

    We have to translate prayer from just a Christian principle and precept to Christian practice. We must pray day by day for our daily bread.

    “Praying for Daily Bread” Text: Matthew 6: 1 - 11 1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the ...read more

  • Positives Of Persistence And Perils Of Pride In Prayer

    Contributed by Greg Nance on May 18, 2003
    based on 122 ratings
     | 4,331 views

    How we pray and what we pray have a big connection. Jesus’ gives us great insight into what God wants in a good prayer.

    Praying Outside the Box Do you remember your first prayers? As a child, learning to pray, I never remember having a class or hearing a list of instructions about prayer, do you? I do remember being told to say, “In Jesus Name, Amen.” But most of what I learned about praying as a child came ...read more

  • God's Power In A Darkened Room

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 1,078 views

    My first message to teenz4theLord online Youth Group, a discussion about the Power of General Prayer in a dark closet or room.

    "God’s Power in a Darkened Room" By Sterling Franklin - October, 2001 Hey, we’re talking about prayer tonight, so let’s open in Prayer... Lord, thank you for tonight, thank you that we can all be here to have a good time of fellowship in You and of learning more about You and Your Glory. ...read more

  • A Knight Of Prayer

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Dec 18, 2009
     | 688 views

    Sermon on prayer

    “A Knight of Prayer” August 31, 2008 "When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door ...read more