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 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 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 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 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 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
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.
Contributed by Todd Schäve on Nov 6, 2001
Assertive prayer is expressing to the Lord our
feelings and thoughts, with all due respect and
humility, and making our requests known to the Lord,
and leaving the results up to him.
Jesus alludes to assertive prayer, when he said, "Ask
and it will be given to you; seek
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2002
I have had prayers answered--most strangely so sometimes--but I think our heavenly Father’s loving-kindness has been even more evident in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 26, 2002
THE POSITION OF PRAYER
In Texas, when a cold air mass moves down from Canada, people sometimes refer to it as a "Blue Northern," and it makes its presence felt! You can feel the wind blow as the high pressure cold air rushes into the warmer area of lower pressure. The greater the difference in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 29, 2002
George Muller was born in Prussia on September 27, 1805. His father was a collector of taxes and George seemed to inherit his father’s ability with figures.
When Muller was converted to Christ he was impressed by the many recurring statements of Jesus for us "to ask." At this
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 26, 2002
THE RIGHT PRAYER
In Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s "A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," Ivan endures all the horrors of a Soviet prison camp. One day he is praying with his eyes closed when a fellow prisoner notices him and says with ridicule, "Prayers won’t help you get out of here any faster."
Contributed by Steve Malone on Jun 26, 2002
AN ANSWERED PRAYER
John Maxwell writes in his book, Partners in Prayer;
"In the summer of 1876, grasshoppers nearly destroyed the crops in Minnesota. SO in the spring of 1877, farmers were worried. They believed that the dreadful plague would once again visit them and again destroy the rich
Contributed by Andrew Clark on Aug 23, 2002
A Methodist Prayer
I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with who you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you.
Exalted for you, or brought low for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty,
Let me have all
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 5, 2002
HOPE AND A PRAYER
50 Christian truckers got together to pray to pray that somehow the sniper terrorizing the Washington, DC area would be caught. Ron Lantz would be retiring as a driver in a few days and didn’t even live in the area, but he felt sure that God would answer their prayers. In fact,
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 7, 2003
A PRAYER AND HAPPINESS
In his book Living Life on Purpose, Greg Anderson shares the story of one man’s journey to joy: ... his wife had left him and he was completely depressed. He had lost faith in himself, in other people, in God—he found no joy in living.
One rainy morning this man went to
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 21, 2003
THE WEAPON OF PRAYER
It takes more than bullets and bombs to win a war, residents said in Chatsworth, GA.
"Prayer is the greatest weapon we’ve got," said Frank Lloyd of Chatsworth at a prayer service at First Baptist Church. "This war’s not going to be won on military might. It’s going
Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 28, 2003
An unknown confederate soldier wrote:
I asked God for strength that I might achieve
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey
I asked for health that I might do greater things
I was given infirmity that I might do better things
I asked for riches that I might be happy
I was given
1. Power of Prayer Story: From Preachers Stories
a. A. T. Pierson relates the following story: "Some years ago in the great State of Minnesota, the Granary of the West, there came a scourge of grasshoppers that threatened to destroy the whole wheat crop. The Governor, who was a very devout