P r a y e r

~ Herein is a collection of thoughts, scriptures, and exhortations

in Prayer from numerous sources. Mostly from others.

Little from me. Be blessed in receiving direction and instruction. ~


I never comprehended what the writer of this song was expressing

until I developed experiences in prayer.

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer, That calls me from a world of care,

And bids me at my Father's throne, Make all my wants and wishes known.

In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief,

And oft escaped the tempter's snare, By thy return sweet hour of prayer.

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer, Thy wings shall my petition bear,

To him whose truth and righteousness, Engage the waiting soul to bless.

And since He bids me seek His face, Believe His word and trust His grace,

I'll cast on him my every care, And wait for Him, sweet hour of prayer.

Sweet Hour of Prayer, sweet hour of prayer, May I thy consolation share,

Till from Mount Pisgah's lofty height, I view my home and take my flight.

This robe of flesh I'll drop and rise, To seize the everlasting prize,

And shout while passing thru the air, Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer.


( At the time of the Morning & Evening Sacrifice )

: Elijah's experience of Fire at Mount Carmel 1Kings 18:36

: Daniel was visited by Gabriel Dan 9:21

: Elisha received the answer of digging ditches

: Zacharias was told by Gabriel of John the Baptist's birth Luke 1

: Lame man was healed at the gate Beautiful Acts 3:1

: Holy Ghost fell on the Day of Pentecost Acts 2:15

: Cornelius was visited by the angel Acts 10:3


Universal Need of Prayer

The Holy Spirit Aids us in Prayer

Prayers of Saints are Precious

Prayers Ascends as Incense to God

Prayer is Commanded:




Secret Sin :

Indifference :

Neglect of Mercy :

Despising the law :

Iniquity :

Stubbornness :

Instability :

Self-Indulgence :

Out of God's Will :






Morning Prayer :

Evening Prayer :

Solitary Prayer :

Prayer Night and Day :

All Night Prayer :

And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer. Luke 6:12)



  • Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; [so] the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. (Zechariah 10:1)
  • For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (Matthew 7:8)
  • And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matthew 21:22)
  • And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. (Luke 11:9)
  • And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13)
  • If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (John 15:7)
  • Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. (John 16:24)
  • If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5)
  • And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: (1 John 5:14)


  • Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people [as] they eat bread: they have not called upon God. (Psalms 53:4)
  • But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel. (Isaiah 43:22)
  • And [there is] none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. (Isaiah 64:7)
  • As [it is] written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth. (Daniel 9:13)
  • They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: [there is] none among them that calleth unto me. (Hosea 7:7)
  • For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. (Jeremiah 10:21)
  • And them that are turned back from the LORD; and [those] that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him. (Zephaniah 1:6)
  • Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. (James 4:2)


  • And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matthew 21:22)
  • If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (John 15:7)
  • And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. (Acts 16:25)
  • And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. (James 5:18)


  • Millions say prayers for insurance, ...for their competition, ...for gambling, ....as their spiritual lottery, ..as a last resort.
  • Success in any Christian walk is totally the results of prayer.
  • If you can lead people to prayer, you can lead them anywhere. If you can't lead them to prayer, .. you can't lead them anywhere.
  • If a minister is not leading a people to prayer, then he is not leading them anywhere.
  • Nothing makes sense unless people pray.
  • Prayer-less people are cold and very indifferent to spiritual things.
  • If you are free today, you have some prayer warriors to thank!
  • If you'll pray, you'll stay!
  • Early Morning Prayer Meeting!
  • No power like prevailing prayer.
  • Only a small portion of the body conceives (in prayer). While later the whole body experiences the birth.
  • Lord, teach us to pray.
  • Prayer is a lonely business.
  • Pray FIRST. Everything else SECOND.
  • Pray to obtain victory. Pray to maintain victory. Pray about your praying. Pray unction upon others.
  • Pray alone. Pray together. Pray in the night. Pray in the day.
  • Protracted prayer. Groaning prayer. Fasting prayer. Weeping Prayer. Speechless prayer. Holy Ghost Prayer.
  • Pray in ...the spirit of Prayer, ...in understanding, ...in the Spirit.
  • A Prayer meeting should be a prayer meeting.
  • Prayer is ....refueling, ...Empowering, ...Faith Building.
  • Prayer is : ...Taxing, ...Exacting, ...Enduring, ..Denying, ..Dying.
  • No one a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil! .....not that he does it; ......he suffers from it!!
  • We should pray as we breathe. Pray without ceasing. Pray always and not fainting.
  • Praying for all people. Praying everywhere.
  • Continual prayer cripples the power of daily temptations.
  • Jesus said pray; ...the flesh is weak.
  • Jesus began his ministry on earth in wilderness prayer.
  • Jesus ended his ministry on earth with on the cross prayer.
  • Jesus ever lives to intercede for us


1. An Attitude of Prayer

a. Praying through the sub-conscious mind

b. Always being in a frame of mind to pray

c. Being constantly concerned

d. Meditating upon good things

2. Gleaning from Short Prayers

a. Any time, any place, any thought, any praise

b. When ever the thought comes to mind

c. Speak it out loud if around believers

d. Speak it to yourself if around unbelievers

e. Thus your morning prayer never ends

f. Removes awkwardness at time of more desperate prayer

g. Conditions the mind for spiritual things. Primed

h. It's foolishness. 15 sec. 30 sec.

i. Turns on Spiritual Radar

3. Prayer : Time Alone to Fellowship God

a. No prayer pill ~ no prayer shot ~ no Instant Prayer Fix ~ No Spray on Prayer

b. Enter the closet & shut the door : Matt 14:23

c. Close out the World

d. Bring Every Thought into Captivity: 2Cor 10:5

4. Earnest Fervent Prayer is Effective Prayer (James 5:16-18)

a. Routine may not be Earnest

b. Flesh pulls back from Earnest Prayer

c. Everyone believes in prayer & appreciates it, but few do it.

d. A Spiritual Investment - A Prayer Bank

e. It takes strength to pray - It's labor

f. Push pass the weariness into determination

g. The Spirit of Prayer

5. Praying in the Spirit Guidelines

a. Brokenness ~ Humility ~ Sincerity ~ Loving God

b. Change of Heart ~ A Tying to the Altar

c. Melting ~ Dying to Self -Will ~ Weeping ~ Travailing

d. Till the Mind of Christ comes

e. Till the Spirit begans to Intercede : Rom 8:26-27

f. Groanings ~ the Spirit speaking

g. Builds Faith, Praying in the Holy Ghost : Jude 20

6. Life-Style of Prayer

a. Life-style is a way of living, not as Doctor visits

b. It must become a part of us.

c. Flesh wants us to pray as children

d. You do this : I'll do that ~ I won't till you do. ~ You 1st.

e. Keep sowing as the farmer - it's our way of living

f. Birds get some. Some fall by the wayside. Satan hinders.

g. Prayer life is from a walking by faith life.

7. Till My Prayer Becomes a Memorial

a. Cornelius' prayers had become a memorial : Acts 10:4

b. Monuments are built upon many many parts

c. Stacking up prayers till they become a memorial

d. Stack prayers till they affect

e. Affect me, affect my family, affect my church, affect the lost

f. I'm going to give. I'm going to work. I'm going to pray.

8. The Prayer of Laborers in the Field

a. Prayer Warriors pray more

b. Prayer Warriors war in prayer

c. Prayer Warriors pray to prepare for battle

d. Prayer Warriors labor in prayer

e. A Prayer Life in Secret has Open Rewards

9. Steps To Prayer

a. Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving

b. Enter His Courts with Praise

c. Exalt His Majesty

d. Enter with Song & Worship in your heart.

e. Enter with the Scripture on your lips.

f. Step into the Spirit of Prayer & Intercession

g. Press another step into Praying in the Spirit (Holy Ghost)

h. Allow the Spirit of Christ to Pray & Intercede thru you.

I. Mention your Petitions.

Prayer will fix it for you, Prayer is the most you can do,

Prayer will fix it for you, Prayer is what we should do,

Before we let the devil win, ....Go back and pray again !

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