Pray Without Ceasing

Colossians 4:12, “Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always
labouring fervently for you in prayers
, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.”

Persevering Prayer Works!

Luke 18:1-8, “that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.”

Luke 18:1-8 teaches why God oftentimes ignores believers when we pray. In Luke 18:1 Jesus said the purpose of the parable of the unjust judge is to teach men that they ought always to pray and not to faint (give up) when God forbears and doesn't answer. God is looking for FAITH, clearly evidenced by verse 8... “When the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth? Read and be amazed!

Prayer Resources

(“Persistent non-praying eventually will
depress life below zero.” —E.M. Bounds)

Exploring Prayer With Jack Hyles

Audio Sermons on Prayer

"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." —1st Timothy 2:1-4

See That Ye Fall Not Out By The Way

The Cure To A Broken Heart
(by Pastor Robert York, First
Baptist Church of Streetsboro, Ohio

"And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." —Matthew 26:40

Persevering Prayer

Prayer works—one way or another, prayer works!

Hindrances to Prayer (John R. Rice)

Moody Prayer Notes

 "For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil."  —1st Peter 3:12

"Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees."
William Cowper

God Needs Your Personality (Dr. Hyles)

"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." —James 5:16

How To Survive Personal Conflict
(by Pastor Robert York, First Baptist Church of Streetsboro, Ohio)

Taking Prayer Seriously

Prayer is our dependence upon God.

"Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees." Corrie ten Boom


James 4:2, “ have not, because ye ask not...”

What blessings have we all forfeited by not praying? One of the most horrible thoughts I have is one day hearing God say, “You could have had all these blessings and helps, but you didn't pray.”

Hebrews 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Preaching & Prayer

God answers knee-mail!

Prayer is a sacred thing. We ought always to pray, and faint not (Luke 18:1). If God always openly answered prayer, then everyone would do it. Prayer is a matter of faith, not sight. 2nd Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” So when you feel like God is ignoring you, that is how prayer works according to the parable of the unjust judge in Luke 18:1-8. Do you have the FAITH to keep praying. When you pray, focus on trusting God, not upon getting what you want.

Prayer is not preparation for the greater work—prayer is the greater work!

"We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power.  We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results."Pastor R.A. Torrey

The Atheism of Prayerlessness

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Power Through Prayer (E.M. Bounds)

"Talking to men for God is a great thing,
but talking to God for men is greater still."

—Edward M. Bounds (1835-1913)

The Necessity of Prayer (E.M. Bounds)

"Elias (Elijah) was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months." —James 5:17

"Be careful (i.e., anxious) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." —Philippians 4:6

God Answers "Knee-Mail"

“It is the tragedy of this hour that many people seem to think that if they know the mechanics of serving God, that is all that is necessary.  May this thought be far removed from your minds.  No service is acceptable unto God unless it is rendered upon the wings of prayer.  Therefore, may we withdraw ourselves to the secret place and there pray until we have an answer.” —Dr. Lee Roberson, Chapter 17, Some Golden Daybreak

Religion wants to fit us with glasses; but the Lord wants to open our eyes!

Job 16:20, “My friends scorn me: but
 mine eye poureth out
tears unto God.”

Quotes on Prayer and Revival

Pray Without Ceasing!

God Helps Us When We Pray

The Lord's Prayer

Luke 18:1-8, “that men ought
always to pray, and not to faint.”

Pray Without Ceasing
(timeless quotes, “WHY PRAY?,” by Dr. John R. Rice)

James 5:5, “Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.”

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MP3 sermons by Pastor Danny Castle

Why Do We Fast? | Fasting

Keep On Praying

Who's The Biggest Sinner?

When You Have To Stand Alone For God (MP3 sermon by Pastor Jack Hyles)

Thank God That He Uses Misfits Like Me!

The Price For Telling The Truth (you'll lose fair-weather friends and be banned from church)

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Awesome Life-Changing Quotes by Pastor E.M. Bounds (1835-1913). . .

“God through the faith of the sinner saves him, faith being only
the instrument used by the sinner which brings salvation to him.”

—Pastor E.M. Bounds, a quote from chapter two of the book, The Weapon Of Prayer

Why pray for all men? Because God wills the salvation of all men. God's children on earth must link their prayers to God's will. Prayer is to carry out the will of God. God wills the salvation of all men. His heart is set on this one thing. Our prayers must be the creation and exponent of God's will. We are to grasp humanity in our praying as God grasps humanity in His love, His interest and His plans to redeem humanity.” —Pastor E.M. Bounds, a quote from chapter five of the book, The Weapon Of Prayer

A breed of Christian is greatly needed who will seek tirelessly after God—who will give Him no rest, day and night, until He hearken to their cry. The times demand praying men who are all athirst for God's glory, who are broad and unselfish in their desires, quenchless for God, who seek Him late and early, and who will give themselves no rest until the whole earth be filled with His glory. —Pastor E.M. Bounds, a quote from chapter six of the book, The Weapon Of Prayer

The Church never will be wholly for God until the pews are filled with praying men. —Pastor E.M. Bounds, a quote from chapter six of the book, The Weapon Of Prayer

“He who ploughs not in his closet, will never reap in his pulpit.” —Pastor E.M. Bounds, a quote from chapter seven of the book, The Weapon Of Prayer

“Oh, when will we learn the simple yet all important lesson that the one great thing needed in the life of a preacher to help him in his personal life, to keep his soul alive to God, and to give efficacy to the Word preached by him is real, constant prayer. —Pastor E.M. Bounds, a quote from chapter seven of the book, The Weapon Of Prayer

'Pray without ceasing,' is the trumpet call to the preachers of our time. If the preachers will get their thoughts clothed with the atmosphere of prayer, if they will prepare their sermons on their knees, a gracious outpouring of God's Spirit will come upon the earth. —Pastor E.M. Bounds, a quote from chapter seven of the book, The Weapon Of Prayer

“It takes prayer in the pulpit and prayer in the pew to make preaching arresting, life-giving and soulsaving.” —Pastor E.M. Bounds, a quote from chapter nine of the book, The Weapon Of Prayer

God seems to have taken great pains with His prophets of old time to save them from fear while delivering His messages to mankind. He sought in every way to safeguard His spokesmen from the fear of man, and by means of command, reasoning and encouragement sought to render them fearless and true to their high calling. One of the besetting temptations of a preacher is the 'fear' of the face of man. Unfortunately, not a few surrender to this fear, and either remain silent at times when they should be boldly eloquent, or temper with smooth words the stern mandate it is theirs to deliver. 'The fear of man bringeth a snare.' With this sore temptation Satan often besets the preacher of the Word and few there be who have not felt the force of this temptation. It is the duty of ministers of the Gospel to face this temptation to fear the face of man with resolute courage and to steel themselves against it, and, if need be, trample it under foot. To this important end, the preacher should be prayed for by his church. He needs deliverance from fear, and prayer is the agency whereby it can be driven away and freedom from the bondage of fear given to his soul.” —Pastor E.M. Bounds, a quote from chapter nine of the book, The Weapon Of Prayer

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“Faith is the only righteous thing that I can do!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the MP3 sermon titled: God's Reversal Of Psalms 51

THIS WAS YOUR LIFE! (Romans 14:12b, “every one of us shall give account of himself to God”)

Always Be Pure Of Heart (Matthew 5:8, "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God")

The Clarity Of The Gospel Is What Makes It Easy For People To Believe (Pastor Yankee Arnold)

“The thing that will reveal your faith is praying when no answer comes. That's the supreme test.”
Brother Lester Roloff, from the sermon titled, Something Everybody Can Do.

The Christian is not supposed to have a prayer life, but a life of prayer!

“Prayer doesn't change things. That is wrong! Prayer touches God
and then God changes things. The right type of prayer touches God.”

SOURCE: A quote from the awesome sermon, “PREACHING THE POWER OF PRAYER,” by Pastor Danny Castle

God's Mind Can Be Changed
By Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001)

The Bible is often falling apart of the man that is not!

Is It Wrong To Sit While Praying?
by David J. Stewart

I recently heard a famous Baptist evangelist who is heard on hundreds of radio stations. He criticized believers who sit while praying. He taught that it's only appropriate to pray while either: standing, laying prostrate or kneeling.

My friend, it is ridiculous to scold someone for praying while sitting. Look at the picture to the left. Is that a bad thing? Sadly, faithful preachers today have to spend much of their time exposing the false doctrines of fellow professed believers who are ignorant of the Bible. Biblically, we are commanded to “Pray without ceasing” (1st Thessalonians 5:17). If we are to pray continually, without ceasing, then obviously we are permitted to pray in any and all bodily positions, and at any and all times and situations. God just wants us to pray!

God doesn't want us to have a prayer time; but rather, a life of prayer! Luke 18:1, “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.”

God Wants to Train Us in Persistent Faith

R.A. TorreyWhy is it that God does not give to us the things that we ask, the first time we ask? The answer is plain: He would do us the far greater good of training us in persistent faith.

The things we get by our other forms of effort than prayer do not always become ours the first time we make an effort to get them.

For our own good God compels us to be persistent in our effort; just so, God does not always give us what we ask the first time we pray. Just as He would train us to be strong men and women along the other lines of effort, so also He would train us to be and make us to be strong men and women of prayer by compelling us to pray hard for the best things. He compels us to "pray through."

Many today tell us we ought not pray for the same thing a second time. Sometimes they say the way to pray is to ask God for a thing and then "take it" by faith the first time we ask.

That is true oftentimes. When we find a thing definitely promised in the Word, we can rest upon that. When we have prayed, knowing that we have asked according to God’s will, the prayer is heard, and we have received. Resting there, ask no more but claim the thing as ours.

But that is only one side of the truth. The other side is, there are times when it is not made clear the first time, nor the second time, nor the third time, that what we ask is according to His will and, therefore, the prayer is heard and the thing asked granted. In such a case we are to pray on and on and on.

While doubtless there are times when we are able through faith in the Word, or through the clear leading of the Holy Spirit, to claim a thing the first time we have asked of God, nevertheless, beyond a question there are other times when we must pray again and again and again for the same thing before we get our answer.

Those who claim that they have gotten beyond praying twice for the same thing have either gotten beyond our Master, or else they have not gotten up to Him. We are told distinctly regarding Him in Matthew 26:44, "And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words." The truth is, they have not yet gotten up to the Master, not that they have gotten beyond Him.

SOURCE: R.A. Torrey, from the sermon titled, KEEP PRAYING UNTIL GOD ANSWERS

The Soul Winner

We are prone to categorize sin. We have a few sins that we categorize as giants ones. We list murder, adultery, homosexuality, stealing, killing, cursing, etc. Let me suggest that you put one sin at the top of the list: the sin of prayerlessness. It is the greatest of all the sins, for it includes in it a degree of atheism.

SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the book, EXPLORING PRAYER WITH JACK HYLES, chapter 11.

The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between
your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.

“The Christian life should be a disciplined one. The Lord chose to call us His disciples or His 'disciplined ones.' The aforementioned schedule of prayer is not the only one, but if one would take about 30 minutes a day, he would have ample time to do all the things that are suggested, and he would be amazed as to how God would hear and answer his prayers. The things that we do spontaneously are not done regularly. The things that we do regularly by schedule do get done. Prayer should be on purpose and should be planned as a part of our daily schedule. May God help us to discipline ourselves to pray!”

SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the book, EXPLORING PRAYER WITH JACK HYLES, chapter 19.

Jesus Prayed...

Luke 22:44, “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly...”
Luke 5:16, “And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.”
Mark 6:46, “And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.”
Luke 6:12, “...he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.”
Luke 22:41, “And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed.”

1st Peter 2:21, “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ
also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.”

“There is also the danger in our special prayer groups for us to pray for others to improve, which is simply a way for us to criticize someone to a friend and place it in the disguise of spirituality and prayer. If one is going to pray for the improvement of another and mention his faults, it is best for him to go into the closet and pray alone.”

SOURCE: Dr. Jack Hyles, a quote from the book, EXPLORING PRAYER WITH JACK HYLES, chapter 46.

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“Everything that's hard and complicated about salvation is God's side of it!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a precious quote from the MP3 sermon, “
Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!

“More people will die and burn in Hell, because they're trusting too much!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a precious quote from the MP3 sermon, “
Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!

“God thought it, Jesus bought it, the preacher taught it, and I caught it!”
—Pastor Jack Hyles, a precious quote from the MP3 sermon, “Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!

Mark 9:29, “And he said unto them, THIS KIND can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”


Persevering Prayer (Praying for OTHERS)...

Lord let me live from day to day,
In such a self-forgetful way,
That even when I kneel to pray,
My prayer shall be for others.
Others, Lord, yes, others;
Let this my motto be.
Help me to live for others
That I may live like Thee.

—Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001)

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2nd Chronicles 7:14

Souls are Dying

Why There's A Hell (MP3 sermon by Pastor Danny Castle)

“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
—2nd Thessalonians 1:8

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