Prayer Resources & Links

Prayer, Breathing God

Prayer is a joyful reply to God’s invitation to know him directly. We find, through prayer, miraculous access to the altar of God; a pathway to direct and loving relationship.  Prayer is breathing with the Spirit of God in worship, humility, petition, wonder and thanksgiving. It is also as simple as a moment that loves and whispers His Name… 

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”  Martin Luther

“God instituted prayer in order to lend to His creatures the dignity of causality.” But not only prayer; whenever we act at all He lends us that dignity. … This is how (no light matter) God makes something—indeed, makes gods—out of nothing.”
Pascal

“True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is a spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.” Charles Spurgeon

“Let no one profess to trust in God, and yet lay up for future wants, otherwise the Lord will first send him to the hoard he has amassed before He can answer the prayer for more.”  George Muller

“Prayer is beyond any question the highest activity of the human soul. Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God.” 
Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God. It changes me.”
C.S. Lewis

Topical Articles on Prayer:

The Puritan Approach to Worship by J.I. Packer

Prayer in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ” by Dr. John F. Walvoord

Praying in The Spirit, by Dr. Michael A. Milton (what it is and why is it important)

The Hidden Life of Prayer, from David MacIntyre (the Inner Sanctuary)

Tim Keller on Practical Theology

St Augustine’s Four Rules of Prayer by Tim Keller

Praying The Lord’s Prayer from Tim Keller

Revival and the Holy Spirit Martin Lloyd-Jones

The Power of Prayer from R.A. Torrey

A Breathing After God, by Richard Sibbes, Theologian (1577–1635)

Four Truths about Prayer, from John Piper

Praying in the Name of Jesus, by O. Hallesby, Ph.D (Prayer, the Spirit of Prayer, Presence of God)

The Secrets of Answered Prayer by John F. Walvoord

Resources for Prayer Enrichment

Ligonier.org The Works of R.C. Sproul

Blue Letter Bible

Six Ways to Hinder Your Prayer

Prayer from the Online Biblical Library

Articles on Prayer on the BELOVED site

And So We Pray, from L.Willows (Alexandria Presbyterian Church)

The Lord is my Sheperd Psalm 23 with Commentary by Charles H. Spurgeon

Draw Near to God in Prayer: John Calvin on The Definition and Effectiveness of Prayer, by Dr. Joel R. Beeke

The Power of Prayer from R.A. Torrey

Four Truths about Prayer, from John Piper

Go to God for Strength in Difficult Times; Bible Scripture for prayer and inspiration

Rejoice in Hope, Be Patient in Tribulation, Be Constant in Prayer by John Piper

Draw Near to God in Prayer: John Calvin on The Definition and Effectiveness of Prayer, by Dr. Joel R. Beeke

Go to God for Strength in Difficult Times; Bible Scripture for prayer and inspiration

Drawing Near to God, The Saint’s Happiness by Richard Sibbes

Draw Near to God Through Prayer; John Calvin’s “Rules of Prayer”

Rejoice in Hope, Be Patient in Tribulation, Be Constant in Prayer by John Piper

Conforming to God’s Holiness from Ligonier Ministries of RC Sproul

Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord? Sermon from C.H.Spurgeon, 1888 Metropolitan Tabernacle

The Spiritual Disciplines from Dallas Willard Introduction from The Beloved

The Name of Jesus by Kevin DeYoung from Ligonier Ministries

Christ in you, the hope of glory, magnificent commentary of life sanctified

Christian Life is more than just ‘Jesus and me.’ But not less. from David Mathis

Conforming to God’s Holiness from Ligonier Ministries of RC Sproul

To Live Upon God That is Invisible, suffering and service of John Bunyan by John Piper

Godly Meditation – A Duty for All Believers by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon

Devotion and Prayer, Psalm 42:11

Prayer in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ” by Dr. John F. Walvoord

Kingdom Centered Prayer by Tim Keller