More About ‘Prayer’

“Only pray God for him…”

Category: Prayer, Sovereignty

Thou gavest her [my mother] meantime another answer, which I call to mind; for much I pass by, hasting to those things which more press me to confess unto Thee, and much I do not remember. Thou gavest her then another answer, by a Priest of Thine, a certain Bishop brought up in Thy Church, [...]

“Special Prayer Request For My Father” Update

Category: General Topics, Prayer

The following comes from our brother, Shane Trammel.. I am asking all of you who believe in the power of prayer to lift up my father (Gale) when you can. Dad has brain cancer (Glioblastoma Multiforme) *** Update on My Father’s Prognosis — Aug 9, 2007 *** Dad had his first visit with the Radiation [...]

10 Reasons to Pray the Scripture – John Piper

Category: Prayer, Scripture

1. Biblical truth saves. Take heed to yourself and to your doctrine; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. (1 Timothy 4:16) 2. Biblical truth frees from Satan. You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32) 3. Biblical truth imparts grace [...]

Answer Me When I Call

Category: Prayer, Scripture

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! (2) O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love [...]

“Special Prayer Request For My Father”

Category: General Topics, Prayer

Shane Trammel writes: I am asking all of you who believe in the power of prayer to lift up my father (Gale) when you can. He is in recovery after brain surgery to remove a tumor. Although still in the hospital for probably two more days, he is recovering well. The big prayer is that [...]

Deeper

Category: Prayer

Lord Jesus, give me a deeper repentance, a horror of sin, a dread of its approach. Help me chastely to flee it and jealously to resolve that my heart shall be Thine alone. Give me a deeper trust, that I may lose myself to find myself in Thee, the ground of my rest, the spring [...]

Disciplined Duty vs the Lie of Legalism

Category: Prayer

By John Piper | The hard truth is that most Christians don’t pray very much. They pray at meals—unless they’re still stuck in the adolescent stage of calling good habits legalism. They whisper prayers before tough meetings. They say something brief as they crawl into bed. But very few set aside set times to pray [...]

God’s Sovereignty and Prayer

Category: Prayer, Quotes, Sovereignty

“It grieves me that so many believers view the doctrine of God’s sovereignty as a deterrent to a healthy, vibrant prayer life. That kind of thinking demonstrates an inadequate, incomplete and unacceptable understanding, both of God’s sovereignty and of prayer. In truth, we pray because God is sovereign. He alone has power over all human [...]

Honest Prayer

Category: Prayer, Quotes

“Honest prayer unmasks your real need and puts you in the presence of a rich Christ who wants to meet you as you really are — ‘wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked’ (Rev. 3:17).” – C. John Miller

John Piper – Don’t Hang Up

Category: Media, Prayer

Let Me Not Be Deceived

Category: Prayer

John Bunyan, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, 1.44 | “O Lord, I am a fool, and not able to know the truth from error. Lord, leave me not to my own blindness, either to approve of or condemn this doctrine; if it be of God, let me not despise it; if it be [...]

Measure Ourselves by Prayer

Category: Prayer

“First, we must recognize how much we lack knowledge of God. We must learn to measure ourselves, not by our knowledge about God, not by our gifts and responsibilities in the church, but by how we pray and what goes on in our hearts. Many of us, I suspect, have no idea how impoverished we [...]

Oh to Love the Saviour!

Category: Prayer, Sovereignty

“Oh to love the Saviour with a passion that can never cool; Oh to believe in God with a confidence that can never stagger!  Oh, to hope with an expectation that can never be dim!  Oh, to delight in God with a holy over-flowing rejoicing that can never be stopped, so that we might live [...]

Prayer and Election

Category: Prayer, Quotes, Sovereignty

The Pleasure of God in the Prayers of the Upright From The Pleasures of God by John Piper What we can see now, as we reflect on God’s pleasure in prayer, is that prayer for the salvation of the lost is rooted in election. Prayer is one of God’s appointed means of bringing the elect [...]

Prayer and Help For Josh’s Mother, Carol

Category: Prayer

Josh, from Truth Matters writes: “For those of you who do not know, my mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer. This is her 3rd bout with cancer. She’s had a complete hysterectomy, she’s had her entire colon removed and she’s now had a double, radical mastectomy.” Continue Reading

Prayer Causes Things

Category: Christianity, Media, Prayer

The Bible undeniably teaches that God works all things according to His will and His purpose, for the good of those who love Him (Rom. 8:28; Eph. 1:11) – as hard as that may be for us to understand. There is no exception here for people such as Job. We can learn from his example [...]

Prayer for Esperanza

Category: Prayer

Elm’s writes: My mother has gone through many ailments the past ten years. She has had cancer twice, was given three months to live at one point (that was eight years ago), subsequently had her pancreas and part of her small intestine removed, she has diabetes, osteoporosis, anaemia, and heaps of other things. A couple [...]

Prayer, by Paul Washer

Category: Christianity, Media, Prayer, Sermons

Jesus withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. (Luke 5:16) No disciple ever came to Jesus asking Him to teach them to preach, walk on water, raise the dead, or cast out demons. But they did ask Him to teach them to pray. Why? Why is prayer so important? Download and listen to this sermon [...]

Praying For the Lost

Category: Prayer, Teaching

Before Jesus gave up His spirit as He hung on the cross, He took time to pray for those who were murdering Him. He prayed, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34). God began to answer His prayer on the Day of Pentecost as some three thousand people [...]

Private Prayer

Category: Prayer, Quotes

“But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret, shall reward you openly” (Matthew 6:6). Eight times in the space of this verse, is the pronoun used in the singular number and the [...]

Questions & Answers with John MacArthur

Category: Christianity, Media, Prayer

Self-Righteous Prayer in Scripture?

Category: Prayer

The saints in supplicating God, seem to appeal to their own righteousness, as when David says, “Preserve my soul; for I am holy,” (Ps. 86:2). Also Hezekiah, “Remember now, O Lord, I beseech thee how I have walked before thee in truth, and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in [...]

The Chapel in Your Breast

Category: Prayer

Jeremy Taylor | “No man can hinder our private addresses to God; every man can build a chapel in his breast, himself the priest, his heart the sacrifice, and the earth he treads on, the altar.”

The One Concern of the Devil

Category: Prayer, Quotes

“The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.” – Samuel Chadwick

Understandest Thou What Thou Readest

Category: Bible, Prayer, Scripture, Worship

Acts 8:30 – We should be abler teachers of others, and less liable to be carried about by every wind of doctrine, if we sought to have a more intelligent understanding of the Word of God. As the Holy Ghost, the Author of the Scriptures is He who alone can enlighten us rightly to understand [...]

Understanding Scripture

Category: Bible, Prayer

John saw a book in the right hand of him that sat on the throne — a book sealed with seven seals which none was found worthy to open or to look thereon. What did John do? The book was by-and-by opened by the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who had prevailed to open [...]

What to Pray For

Category: General Topics, Prayer, Teaching

by John Piper If you are like me, you find that from time to time your prayer life needs a jolt out of the rut it has fallen into. We tend to use the same phrases over and over. We tend to default to worn out phrases (like the word default). We fall into patterns [...]

Why Command What Cannot Be Fulfilled?

Category: Prayer, Quotes

Augustine | “So do, O Lord, so do, O merciful Lord; command what cannot be fulfilled; no, command what cannot be fulfilled, unless by thy own grace: so that when men feel they have no strength in themselves to fulfill it, every mouth may be stopped, and no man seem great in his own eyes. [...]

Why Pray?

Category: Prayer, Quotes

“The same God that ordains to give a certain blessing has also ordained that we shall pray for it. We do not expect to change the will of God, but we believe our prayer to be a part of his will.” – Charles Spurgeon

You did not despise her tears…

Category: Prayer

Augustine | “My mother, your faithful servant, was weeping for me to you, weeping more than mothers weep for the bodily deaths of their sons. For she, by that faith and spirit which she had from you, saw the death in which I lay, and you, Lord, heard her prayer. You heard her and you [...]