Resources on Prayer

Jun 13

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.

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.

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.

Mar 3

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

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.

Jan 26, 2016

The Gospel for Our Inconsistent Prayer Lives by Joshua Jenkins

For many Christians it seems that prayer is one of the most difficult disciplines to maintain.

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.

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

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.

Mar 14

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

Praying Specifically by Bryan Elliff

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

Aug 28

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Jul 1, 2015

Believing Prayer by Staff

Believing prayer is prevailing, successful prayer.

Jun 2

Bed Sheets, Calendars and Prayer by Whitney Putnam

When our churches recall the duty of prayer, they also step into the exact footsteps Christ taught his disciples to live. 

Oct 5

Ask Him For Joy by Mike Phay

Come to Him - especially if you don’t feel joyful - and ask for joy from the Healer, the Care-giver, and the only One who can turn your sorrow into joy.

Apr 7, 2016

A Praying Church by Adam McClendon

God has called his church to live in a constant conversation seeking him in the midst of all things at all times.

May 20, 2016

6 Prayers of a Spiritual Fire-Caretaker by Darin Smith

You must become one of the fire-caretaker if you want to stay warm with God.

Aug 10, 2015

5 Lessons I've Re-Learned About Prayer by Darin Smith

You and I can no more attempt to live this thing called the Christian life without prayer than we can live each second and day without breath. And yet the weakest prayers yield the most grace.

Dec 27, 2016

3 Tips for a Strategic Ministry by Erik Raymond

My tips for a strategic ministry are old-fashioned, timeless, and proven.

Aug 14, 2015

3 Tips for a Healthier Prayer Life by Joel Lindsey

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: You decide it’s time to pray, so you close your eyes. Fifteen seconds in, out of nowhere, tomorrow’s to-do list pops up and your thoughts are off on a tangent . . .

Apr 1, 2016

3 Reasons to Keep Praying About the Same Thing by Michael Kelley

Pray the same thing you did yesterday. Here's why . . .