When a man really prays it is not a question whether God will hear him or not, He must hear him; not because there is any compulsion in the prayer, but there is a sweet and blessed compulsion in the promise. God has promised to hear prayer and He will perform His promise. As he is the most high and true God, He cannot deny himself. Oh! to think of this; that you, a puny creature, may stand here and speak to God, and through God may move all the worlds. – C.H. Spurgeon
Paul said, "The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet." One of the ways this happens is by us trusting the LORD in prayer and praying in a way that is dangerous to the devil.
Jesus in Gethsemane: The Praying Victorious Man (Part 2)
We must be weaned off of dependence on man. We must first learn to cry out to the One who will never turn a deaf ear to our cries.
Continue Steadfastly in Prayer
How much do I really believe that without Him I can do nothing? Here is the answer: I believe it to the degree that I continue steadfastly in prayer.
The Relationship of Love and Prayer
If you are pouring out your life for others it is going to have a direct impact when you go into the prayer closet. When we love the brethren, John says it gives us assurance that we are Christians and that makes us c...
Men of Prayer in History
As we look at men of prayer in history we find it true as Oswald Chambers said, "Prayer does not fit us for the greater works;...
Mountain Moving Prayer
Remember that one of the greatest evidences of a lack of faith is that you don't pray, because if you really have faith in a prayer-hearing God, you are going to be praying.
Missions and Prayer
We cannot begin to do missions if we are not a praying people.
The Prayer Meeting
Prayer is one of the distinguishing marks of a true Christian. It's something that stood out in the Apostle Paul's life right at conversion. Acts 9:11b - "look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying,"
Seek God With All Your Heart
You'd better seek God right now, you'd better get in with Him. Are you afraid of going to hell? Cry out to the Lord!
A Call to Prayer
I cannot find one of whose history much is told us, from Genesis to Revelation, who was not a man of prayer.
Order and Argument in Prayer
You can read the sermon by Spurgeon that influence Tim here. http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0700.htm
Bob Jennings preaches a powerful message on seeking God above everything else in your life. This was preached at a HeartCry conference.
Interceding in Prayer
60 Minute | Video Bible Study on Intercession | Ephesians 6:18 - praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
Filled With the Spirit #2: Are You Asking for the Spirit?
Luke 11:13 - If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
And There He Prayed | Personal Disciplines of Private Prayer
"And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place and there he prayed. - Mark 1:35
Coming to the Throne of Grace
Coming to the throne of grace for help in a time of need is a constant thing in the believer's life.
The Spirit is Willing, the Flesh is Weak
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41
Song of Solomon (Prayer as Communion)
Oh the love of God for his bride is just unbelievable. It is incredible. Paul talks about the Son of Solomon and how it is a picture of Christ and His Bride.
Wrestling with God
Are you wrestling with God in prayer to know Him more?
I learned by experience that much prayer is the only means to success.
Ministers, in order to be burning and shining lights, should walk closely with God, and keep near to Christ; that they may ever be enlightened and enkindled by Him. And they should be much in seeking God, and conversing with Him by prayer, who is the fountain of light and love.
We must deliberately seek to meet with God absolutely alone, and to secure such aloneness with God we are bidden to ‘enter into the closet.’ God absolutely insists on this ‘closet’ communion with Himself. One reason, no doubt, that He demands it is to test our sincerity. There is no test for the soul like solitude. Do you shrink from solitude? Perhaps the cause for your neglect of the ‘closet’ is a guilty conscience? You are afraid to enter into the solitude. You know that however cheerful you appear to be you are not really happy. You surround yourself with company lest, being alone, truth should invade your delusion.
The aim of Satanic power is to cut off communication with God. To accomplish this aim he deludes the soul with a sense of defeat, covers him with a thick cloud of darkness, depresses and oppresses the spirit, which in turn hinders prayer and leads to unbelief—thus destroying all power (instead of seeing Hebrews 11:1).
Praying without faith is like trying to cut with a blunt knife—much labor expended to little purpose. For the work accomplished by labor in prayer depends on our faith: “According to your faith,” not labor, “be it unto you.”
Come, my soul, thy suit prepare,
Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He Himself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not say thee nay.
Thou art coming to a King,
Large petitions with thee bring;
For His grace and power are such
None can ever ask too much.
Ask God for anything, but let Him judge as to the manner, measure, and timing of the giving.
George Muller was conscious of being too busy to pray as he ought. His outward action was too constant for inward reflection, and he saw that there was risk of losing peace and power and that activity even in the most sacred sphere must not be so absorbing as to prevent holy meditation on the Word and fervent supplication. The Lord said first to Elijah, “Go, hide thyself”; then, “Go, show thyself.” He who does not first hide himself in the secret place to be alone with God, is unfit to show himself in the public place to move among men.
You and I, in the last analysis, are what we are when we are alone. I confess that in a sense it is easier for me to preach from a pulpit than it is to sit alone in my study; it is probably easier for more people to enjoy the presence of our Lord in the company of other Christians than when alone. Paul would have us enjoy what he himself was enjoying. He had a love for the Lord that rendered him independent of all that was happening.
When a man is speaking to God, he is at his very acme. It is the highest activity of the human soul, and therefore it is at the same time the ultimate test of a man’s true spiritual condition. There is nothing that tells the truth about us as Christian people so much as our prayer life. Everything we do in the Christian life is easier than prayer.
Some women spend hours preparing physically for church. What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing spiritually for church with prayer and meditation?