Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2008
PRAYER: IT IS TAKEN
John Oxtoby, who was affectionately known as "Praying Johnny" was sent to hold a revival in Filey. He stopped under a hedge and he wrestled in prayer for the success of his mission. A passer-by heard Johnny Oxtoby’s prayer: "Will thou make a fool of me, God? I told them at
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 22, 2009
Prayer for Compassion
Then we can pray a prayer like David Mains prayed years ago. He was once pastor of the Circle Urban Church, an inner city church in Chicago, and one day, in the course of his ministry among such great need, he prayed, “Lord, let me see the world as you see it, and break my
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 15, 2001
"I am so busy now that if I did not spend three hours each day in prayer, I could not get
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Chris Jeffries tells the story of Roy who was feeling frustrated that he was not able to do what he felt he was born to do. So he prayed for Our Father to change something. Then there was a knock at the door and they met two strangers, a married couple. They invited them in and sat them down at
Contributed by Roy Fowler on Sep 13, 2020
This statement is many times use as a stand alone statement without regards to the actual meaning. When the context has to be considered and an understanding of who God is and his teachings are most important.
A famous Bible scholar John Gill puts it this way: For whatever is asked in faith,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"Our prayer will be most like the prayer of Christ if we do not ask God to show us what is going to be, or to make any particular thing happen, but
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 9, 2006
"Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal
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
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
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
“Prayer for Those In Authority”
1 Timothy 2:1-4, “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone -- for kings and all those in authority… This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge
Prayer in Health
When you come to my office with a problem, often I'll offer to pray with you for God's healing and discernment. If you have a sprained hand and haven't grown in your spiritual life, you might think, "What a waste of time."
A few years ago there was even an experiment in
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 29, 2008
PRAYER IN KIND
It was the Christmas season and a meeting was held in a small church for the announced purpose of praying for a local family that was having a tough time of it. The family was large and they didn't have enough food or enough money to keep the place properly heated.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 12, 2009
ANSWERED PRAYER ON A PLANE
WELLINGTON, New Zealand--Grant Stubbs and Owen Wilson were flying up the sloping valley of Pelorus Sound in New Zealand, admiring the beautiful panoramic view. Then there was a cough. "Bless you, Owen."
"For what, Grant?"
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 13, 2009
ON PRAYER--PART 2
Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament in the seventeenth century, who is now most famous for his diary. "Prayer is not a lazy substitute for work. It is not a shortcut to skill or knowledge. And sometimes God delays the answer to our prayer in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 8, 2009
PRAYER AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE
"Life is war. That’s not all it is. But it is always that. Our weakness in prayer is owing largely to our neglect of this truth. Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie-talkie for the mission of the church as it advances against the powers of darkness and unbelief. It
A PRAYER OF GOD’S SERVANTS
We are God’s servants. We put God’s love for all people first. No race is superior to another. No government is more loved than another. No nation is dearer than another.
We do not put our nation’s economy before God’s economy. He tells us to seek first His
Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 7, 2009
“The Prayer of Cyrus Brown.”
“’The proper way for a man to pray,’ said Deacon Lamuel Keyes,
’and the only proper attitude is down upon his knees.’
’No, I should say the way to pray,’ said Reverend Doctor Wise,
’is standing straight with outstretched arms and rapt and upturned eyes.’
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 13, 2009
PRAYER AND GROWTH
There is a type of bamboo in Asia which grows to amazing heights and at amazing speeds - sometimes as much as 20 metres in six weeks! However, before that growth spurt, the seed lies in the dark beneath the ground for up to 5 years. Those farmers who make a profitable living
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 31, 2009
The Role of Prayer in Revival
A U.S. Lutheran bishop tells of visiting a parish church in California and finding a stirring red and orange banner on the wall. "Come Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!" it declared in words printed under a picture of a fire burning. The bishop was also interested in the sign
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
The researchers at Columbia University conducted a study with 199 women at an in vitro fertilization clinic in Korea. Unknown to the patients and their doctors, groups of strangers from the US, Canada, and Australia were asked to pray for their success in getting pregnant.