Resources on Prayer

Jun 13, 2017

Why Prayer Matters by Steve Gaines

Series: 2017 For The Church Phoenix Micro-Conference

Dr. Steve Gaines, Senior Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis TN. President of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Dec 6, 2018

Why Every Day is Thanksgiving by H.B. Charles, Jr.

For the humble spirit that knows where its help comes from, every day is a day of thanksgiving!

Oct 27, 2016

When Sin Keeps You From Prayer by Erik Raymond

Recognizing the influence of sin compels us to keep praying - keeping short accounts with God while fighting through seasons of guilt.

Feb 26

When I Don't Like God's Answer by Allyson Todd

I deceived myself and thought I had the right to question God, to turn my back and scoff at Him, the Creator of everything.

Mar 18

What Does It Mean To “Pray For All People?” by Jim Davis

Paul is asking us to push the boundaries of our hearts when we pray.

Jul 11, 2015

Thoughts On Prayer by Jeff Crawford

What prayer is and what it does and how it works and the ways it changes us and the world is nearly impossible to grasp. So here are just a few thoughts on prayer that have been camping out in my mind . . .

Jan 20, 2016

The Struggle With Small Group Prayer by Ryan Higginbottom

When it comes to prayer requests in your group, you have to admit—you were hoping for more.

Jul 5, 2018

The 'No' Heard Through the Ages by Thor Madsen

Sometimes, the ‘No’ we hear as an answer to prayer tells us more than any ‘Yes’ could have.

Mar 3, 2017

The Necessity of Prayer in Sermon Prep by Erik Raymond

We will be as prayerful as we are cognizant of our own weakness.

Sep 25, 2017

The Minister's Prayer

An FTC17 Sermon

Series: 2017 For The Church National Conference

H.B. Charles, Jr.'s message on "The Minister's Prayer" delivered at the 2017 For The Church National Conference.

Apr 25, 2019

The Doctrine of God and the Content of Our Prayers by Mike Brooks

Who is God? What is he like? How do we come to know him? To whom are we speaking when we go to God in prayer?​


Oct 27, 2016

The Bread Looks Different Today Than It Did Yesterday by Michael Kelley

We ask God for daily bread, always trusting that He knows what the bread for tomorrow will need to look like as well.

Jun 25, 2019

The Bible in Miniature by Sam Parkison

This may come as news to you, and if so, I am sorry that it has taken this long for someone to tell you, but you are not the center of the universe.

May 11, 2015

Risky Prayer by Darrin Patrick

We all like to hear about God doing extraordinary things in the lives of other people, but we’re uneasy about putting him on the hook to do the same for us.

May 7, 2015

Reversed Thunder by Benjamin Hawkins

I’m awestruck by a metaphor used by 17th-century pastor and poet George Herbert to describe prayer: “reversed thunder.”

Jan 21, 2016

Resist the Urge to Say You'll Be Praying by Chad Ashby

Was it wrong of me to utter those fateful words, "I'll be praying for you?"

Aug 24, 2017

Putting God to the Test in Prayer by Zach Barnhart

Prayerlessness in the Christian life, especially in seasons of being tried and tested, is a fascinatingly sad phenomenon.

Sep 9, 2018

Prevailing Prayer by Charles Spurgeon

Prevailing prayer takes the Christian to Carmel, and enables him to cover heaven with clouds of blessing, and earth with floods of mercy. 

Mar 14, 2017

Praying to Walk Right by H.B. Charles, Jr.

This is the believer’s confidence in the Lord. God alone is my help and my hope.

Feb 28, 2017

Praying Specifically by Bryan Elliff

What if we walked into every day with the expectation that God hears and answers specific prayer?

Aug 29, 2018

Praying Like Jesus by Adam McClendon

What if one of my primary concerns in every situation was my holiness instead of my comfort?  

Aug 28, 2017

Praying in the Middle of a Storm

3 Godward Petitions for the Hurricane Flooding

Praying these three prayers allows us to seek the activity of God in all this and yet to display deep trust in him to work as he chooses for his glory.

Aug 20, 2015

Praying Imprecatory Psalms Evangelistically by Sam Parkison

God will vindicate his holiness by pouring out wrath on the injustice that disregards it.

May 6, 2015

Praying for Money and Stuff by Jared C. Wilson

Turning prayers for material provision inside out.

Apr 2, 2017

Pray for God's Glory, Not Your Own by Charles Spurgeon

Such a petition, fervently presented, will elevate the spirit of all your devotions.

May 15, 2017

Prayer Isn't Magic by Jared C. Wilson

The way some people talk about prayer owes more to New Age spirituality and witchcraft than biblical Christianity.

Aug 30, 2017

On Hard Work, Prayer, and Grace by Jim Essian

Jesus’ sinlessness and corresponding righteousness mean he never wasted a second in disobedience outside of God’s decreed will. 

May 12, 2017

Men, Lead Out in Prayer by Casey Lewis

Men, if we want our country and community to change, if we want to see people come to Jesus, we have to be spiritual leaders who are leading out in prayer.

Jun 14, 2016

Keeping Your Balance in Prayer by Zach Barnhart

A renewed focus on attentive, undistracted and reverent prayer will greatly help us keep our balance and stay in the saddle.

May 13, 2015

If You're a Christian, You Believe in God's Sovereignty by Staff

The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force God's hand, but a humble acknowledgment of helplessness and dependence.

Sep 28, 2016

If We Are So Burdened Then Why Aren't The Prayer Meetings Full? by Erik Raymond

Why it is so hard for Christians to talk to God but so easy for us to discuss our complaints with others? 

Feb 16, 2017

How to Get Your Prayer to Work by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The power to answer prayer belongs to God alone. And the glory for answered prayer belongs to God alone.

Apr 15, 2016

How To Be Yourself in Prayer by Stephen Miller

Prayer is naturally one of the most spiritual things we can do as believers, so we don’t need to add anything extra to over-spiritualize it.

Aug 15, 2018

How Does Praying For Others Help You? by Justin Huffman

Prayers for people we don't even know around the world to be brought to Christ engages us in the great purpose of the Christian life.

Apr 23, 2015

How a Pastor (Re)Builds Men by Jared Musgrove

I’m reminded of God’s faithful use of community to rebuild this young pastor and prepare him to shepherd more boldly and faithfully. I want to do the same for the men in my church and sphere.

May 19, 2019

He Requested Not to Die by Charles Spurgeon

We are not to expect that God will give us everything we choose to ask for. We know that we sometimes ask, and do not receive, because we ask amiss. 

Apr 27, 2018

He Hears Our Every Whisper by Allyson Todd

The listening, loving, inclined ear of God is a gift that flows from the gospel.

Jun 24, 2016

God is Great, God is Good by Doug Ponder

God is great. God is good. Let us thank him for this food… and for everything.

Jul 27, 2016

God Doesn't Need to Be Convinced to Give You What You Need by Michael Kelley

We can freely come again and again to a Father who delights in being the best kind of giver.

Apr 19, 2017

God Does Not Answer "Selfie" Prayers by H.B. Charles, Jr.

God does not answer prayers that are motivated by selfish ambition, misplaced priorities, or worldly passions.

Jan 15, 2017

Give Yourself to Prayer by Charles Spurgeon

The common fault with the most of us is our readiness to yield to distractions.

Jul 12, 2016

Found Hope by Adam McClendon

God never leaves his child behind.  He promises to recover them all and see them safely to their heavenly hope.

Jun 8, 2017

Elements of Effective Prayer by Adam McClendon

Prayer is an important aspect of the spiritual life, but if we were honest, we’d probably admit that we pray much less than we ought

Sep 18, 2018

Don Whitney on What to Do When You're Struggling With Prayer

Series: Conversations asks Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "How do you encourage someone who is struggling with prayer?"

Dec 28, 2018

Don Whitney on Praying the Scriptures by Staff

Series: Conversations

How do I prevent praying the Scriptures from feeling formulaic?

Aug 3, 2016

Don't Just Pray About It by Erik Raymond

May we have those childlike reflexes that so characterize the children of God. Let us pray, wait, and watch.