Radio Series: When Women Pray

Revive Our Hearts, the radio ministry of author and speaker Nancy Leigh DeMoss, aired a series called When Women Pray. It’s a six-part series, and you can read the transcripts of each broadcast:

Radio Series: When Women Pray

Author and speaker Evelyn Christenson talks with Nancy about how prayer has transformed her life and that of her family and gives us simple steps for teaching others to pray. Click to read the transcript of each broadcast:

There are more of Revive Our Hearts radio broadcasts on prayer. You can  actually listen to some of the broadcasts on your computer, iPod, or other mp3 player. Click on the broadcast link, then look to the upper right corner of the transcript page. Choose an audio format and download (mp3, Windows Media, or podcast.)  Tell us what you think! There are many programs to choose from, including:

  • How to Pray for Your Children
  • The Lord’s Prayer Parts 1,2,3
  • Crying Out

Christian Prayer Quotations

We found a great web page with quotes that can be used in a variety of ways–to inspire, print, post, email, encourage, teach….It’s very long (120 quotes!) We can’t re-post it here, so be sure to take a look and bookmark it if you like.

Notable Prayers in the Bible

The following is taken from an article by Mary Fairchild on About.com:

Notable Bible Prayers Index

Use this collection of notable prayers found in the Bible to study the prayers of the Bible or simply to help you become more effective in your prayer life as you pray God’s Word.

Christ’s Intercessory Prayer

John 17 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, Jesus prays a prayer of intercession for His followers before going to the Father.

The Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:9-15 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray.

The Tax Collector’s Prayer

Luke 18:13 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, the tax collector prays for mercy in a prayer of repentance.

Habakkuk’s Prayer

Habakkuk 3:2-19 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, the prophet Habakkuk prays a prayer of worship and rejoicing to the Lord.

The Prayer of Ezra

Ezra 9:5-15 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, Ezra intercedes to God for the guilt and sin of the people.

Daniel’s Prayer for the Captive Jews

Daniel 9:4-19 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, Daniel pleads for the Lord’s mercy in petition and fasting for the captive Jews.

Hezekiah’s Prayer when Sick

Isaiah 38:2-8 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, Hezekiah, on his deathbed, cries out to God in prayer and God extends his life.

The Prayer of Jabez

1 Chronicles 4:10 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, Jabez prays for God to bless him.

King Hezekiah’s Prayer

2 Kings 19:15-19 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, King Hezekiah prays to God for deliverance from the invasion of Sennacherib King of Assyria.

Elijah’s Prayer at Mount Carmel

I Kings 18:36-39 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, Elijah prays for God to reveal Himself to the people of Israel at Mount Carmel.

Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication

1 Kings 8:22-30 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, after the work on the temple is completed, Solomon dedicates the temple with this prayer.

David’s Prayer of Thanks

2 Samuel 7:18-29 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, after God makes a covenant promise to David, he prays this prayer of thanks.

Abraham’s Prayer for Sodom

Genesis 18:23-25 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, Abraham prays for God to spare Sodom from destruction.

Stephen’s Prayer at His Stoning

Acts 7:59-60 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, Stephen, while being stoned to death, intercedes for those throwing the stones.

Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Growth

Ephesians 3:14-21 In this notable prayer found in the Bible, Paul bows to his knees in prayer for the spiritual strengthening of the Christians in Ephesus.

Paul’s Prayer for Knowing God’s Will

Colossians 1:9-12 In this New Testament prayer, Paul prays for Christians to know God’s will.

Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom

Ephesians 1:15-23 In this New Testament prayer, Paul prays for spiritual wisdom.

Paul’s Prayer for Partners in Ministry

Philippians 1:3-11 In this New Testament prayer, Paul prays for partners in ministry.

A Prayer of Praise

Jude 1:24-25 This New Testament prayer in Jude is a prayer of praise.

Praying the Scriptures Journal Method

The following is the leader’s post to the CCEL Discussion Group Praying the Scriptures, defining the purpose of the group and the method:

We are endeavoring to use scripture as the springboard to prayer.  These are God-breathed words that are life and breath to the follower of Christ. The act of journaling such prayers focuses the mind and directs the heart into deeps that would remain unseen if it wasn’t for such lingered time in HIS word.

Mdm. Guyon speaks of “praying the word” in her little book “Experiencing God through Prayer” that is a spiritual treasure.

Wayne Cordero writes in “The Divine Mentor”:

“A journal is simply a notebook were you can write down what God says to you.  That’s all that journalizing means–writing it down!  Let me repeat our opening Scripture of this chapter:

‘This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, say: “Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.”  (Jeremiah 30:2)

“Take notes on what God is saying. Treat every word like pure gold. This will help you more than I can begin to describe. Just remember that your journal is not  diary. It is God speaking to you as you daily set aside forty minutes for devotions. It is not a place for random thoughts (although this can be a therapeutic exercise at another level).  Your journal is the garnering of wisdom, the gathering place of divine insight you’ll receive from the mentors of the ages.”

But the blessing doesn’t end there. It really begins when such times in God’s word is shared with the body of Christ. The insights given in prayer-journaling are so much deeper and richer than through mere study alone. I find the study of doctrine to be so dry.  But when prayed, the scriptures that we used to view merely as “doctrine” take on new life.  And because scripture is God’s word, it tends to be multi faceted, multi-layered.  No one person, no one scholar, can penetrate these words. It takes the whole body of Christ, engaged in scripture, to uncover some of the untold riches found in our LORD Jesus
Christ.

“That you may have the power and be strong to comprehend and grasp WITH ALL THE SAINTS what is the breadth and length and height and depth of it (God’s love).”  Ephesians 3:19

It takes “all the saints” to comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth” of God’s love, and this goes for scripture as well, which is a testimony of God’s love in Christ.

What we are offering here is a format “SOAP” that is an inducement to praying scripture.
S. Write the scripture down.
O. Write an observation.
A. Write an application (if found).
P. Pray the word.

And then share what you have written. Ephesians is the highest of Paul’s epistles.  Even Peter says that Paul has written some things that are hard to understand. (2 Peter 3:14-16).   But together, by study and prayer, we become vessels of illumination by the Holy Spirit, that sheds light on the unmatchable riches found in Christ Jesus our LORD.

I hope this was helpful.

CHRIST IS ALL IN ALL,
Clark

The 29:59 Plan

The following is a notebook with a variety of materials to encourage personal prayer. Materials could also be used in a class. See the Pray 29:59 Plan for more information.
Pray 29:59 Plan