Intercessory Prayer Videos
He is (The Names of God) – (Return of Majesty Trilogy). Hebrews 11:6 says that “he that comes to God must believe that HE IS, and that HE IS a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God reveals who He is through the names and attributes given. With a chorus of voices, this short film declares the names of God as revealed in progression throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Bow your knee in awe and reverence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Intercession by Eric Ludy
Spiritual Warfare of the Soul by Eric Ludy
Prayer Meditation on the Word of God
I AM Affirmations From The Bible | Renew Your Mind
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Be Still in Psalm 23 Peace & Ease: Let Go of Anxiety, Stress & Worry
The Gospel Prayer by J. D. Grear: It’s a little prayer I pray, almost every day, to fortify my mind in the gospel. I call it the gospel prayer. This isn’t a magical prayer, and it’s certainly not something I claim to have invented. It came about a few years ago as I began to see how central the gospel is to all of Scripture and all of the Christian life. This was my way of applying the gospel to my daily life. As we often say around here, the gospel isn’t just the diving board; it’s the pool itself.
What types of Prayer are in the Bible? – From Christianity Today. Jesus had a lot more to say about prayer and it all boils down to relationship; honoring God and having our hearts engaged no matter what we want to talk to him about. The various types of prayer are assorted ways to communicate what we need.
The Who, What and Why of Prayer by David Platt: Radical. This excerpt is slightly adapted from Secret Church 19, “Prayer, Fasting, and the Pursuit of God,” p.219–221 in the Study Guide. The video for this teaching session can be found HERE.
The Doctrine of Prayer by J. Gary Millar: Prayer is the act of asking God to do what he has already promised to do. We do this through the power of the Spirit as adopted children through the Messiah Jesus. We see this kind of interaction with God evidenced throughout the Bible as his people continue to ask him to follow through on his promises and bring about his kingdom and rule. We can be confident that God will answer our prayer for his purposes because he has explicitly promised to bring his purposes to pass. These include for God to glorify himself, for forgiveness, for our own knowledge of God, for godly wisdom, for the strength to obey, and for the gospel to spread.
Why the Lord’s Prayer Is So Offensive by Andrew Wilson: The Lord’s Prayer is not mild, inoffensive, vanilla, listless, nominal, wishy-washy, or wallpapery. If you don’t worship the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is deeply subversive, upsetting, and offensive—from the first phrase to the last.
Does Prayer Change God’s Mind? – Ligonier by R. C. Sproul: Does prayer make any difference? Does it really change anything? Someone once asked me that question, only in a slightly different manner: “Does prayer change God’s mind?” My answer brought storms of protest. I said simply, “No.” Now, if the person had asked me, “Does prayer change things?” I would have answered, “Of course!”
The Chapel Message that Changed My Prayer Life by Jared Oliphint: Listening Intently to Romans 8 – A massive weakness permeates our lives and everything about them. In prayer we are ignorant not just of the right way to pray, but of what to pray for. And that is true not just some of the time, but all of the time. There is a futility factor that cuts through the entire creation. Things, including ourselves, just don’t work right. In the fragile clay jars that we are, we have this very invaluable treasure—the Spirit praying. You and I are free as believers to be ourselves in prayer because we are not ultimately dependent on our own efforts in prayer. Our dependence is elsewhere.
What Is the Prayer of Faith? by Sinclair Ferguson: The prayer of faith can be made only by the “righteous” man whose life is being more and more aligned with the covenant grace and purposes of God. In the realm of prayer, too (since it is a microcosm of the whole of the Christian life), faith (prayer to the covenant Lord) without works (obedience to the covenant Lord) is dead.
Humble Yourself and Fast by David Mathis – Desiring God: Fasting, biblically speaking, is an act of self-humbling. Prayer, we might say, is the quintessential act of self-humbling, as we confess to God some inability on our part and attribute decisive power to him. However, certain intensity in prayer, born in days of unusual desperation, can be especially self-humbling. And these kinds of prayers, in Scripture, are often accompanied with fasting…Not everyone who fasts is humble. But humble people fast. They know themselves weak, and God strong. They know themselves small, and God big. They know themselves desperate, and God so ready to pounce with his great mercy. How can such people — humble people — not ask for his help, and not reach, at times, for that special prayer-intensifying tool he’s given, precious and unpleasant as it is, called fasting? When we know that our God stands so ready to show mercy, like he did for such a wretch as Ahab, how can we not ask? Not only in daily prayer. And not only in scheduled fasts. But spontaneously. Next time his humbling hand descends, what if you responded with prayer and fasting?
Prayer Will Win the Nations – Three Ways to Pray for Missionaries by Elliot Clark – Desiring God: Prayer isn’t just a passing gesture or a frivolous holiday present. Prayer is supplying missionaries with essentials for their survival. Prayer is partnership in their work, vital to its Spirit-filled efficacy and the rescue of sinners. At the risk of sounding clichéd, prayer is a matter of life and death. Our intercession protects them from harm (2 Corinthians 1:11) and provides for the gospel’s advance (Romans 15:30–32). As I’ve lived on both sides of this relationship over the years, I’ve found that there are some simple prayer requests that are always applicable and always needed. Even if we don’t understand our missionaries’ living situation or don’t know special requests from the field, Christians at home can still become more intentional and directed in their prayers. Of all the gifts you provide your missionaries, these will be among the best — in part because they always need them but perhaps never thought to ask.
Why Prayer is Activism by Eugene Park -TGC: As our nation reels from George Floyd’s death, many in the church feel compelled to do something. Responses have run the gamut from listening, learning, and lamenting to posting black squares on Instagram, donating, marching, and more. Yet in our rush to engage, many of us have neglected the most potent form of activism at our disposal: prayer to the sovereign God of the universe. Again, prayer should not be the only way we respond to injustice, but for these reasons and doubtless more, it must not be something we neglect. Before we passionately post about #BlackLivesMatter on social media, let’s pray even more passionately to the Lord of Lords, petitioning our all-powerful, all-just God on behalf of the precious black lives that matter so dearly to him.
Books on Prayer:
Why Prayer Often Feels Impossible – Jeremy Lindman: Starke helps us to see a deep prayer life as something far more possible than we might realize. Possibility continually invites us to start simply and humbly, yet it doesn’t leave us satisfied with short, repetitious prayers. Instead, from simplicity, Starke points us to depth, and each chapter leads us further into a new quality of relationship with God. In the end, sitting silently with the Lord in prayer seems not impossible but quite approachable, appealing, and pleasant.
The Possibility of Prayer: Finding Stillness with God in a Restless World by John Starke: The world clamors for efficiency and productivity. But the life of prayer is neither efficient nor productive. Instead, as we learn in the psalms, prayer calls us to wait, to watch, to listen, to taste, and to see. These things are not productive by any modern measure―but they are transformative. As a pastor in Manhattan, John Starke knows the bustle and busyness of our society. But he also knows that prayer is not just for spiritual giants. Prayer, he writes, is for each of us―not because we are full of spiritual wisdom and maturity, but because we are empty. Here is an invitation to discover, via the church’s ancient rhythms and with Starke’s clear, practical guidance, the possibility of prayer. Here is a book about prayer that is really a book about the whole Christian life.
Praying the Bible by Donald Whitney: Book: “All Christians know they should pray, but sometimes it’s hard to know how—especially if the minutes start to drag and our minds start to wander. Offering readers hope, encouragement, and the practical advice they’re looking for, this concise book by professor Donald Whitney outlines a simple, time-tested method that can help transform our prayer lives: praying the words of the Bible. Available on Amazon and Christianbook.com. TGC Article on Praying the Bible: How is it that we, in the words of Donald Whitney, “can be talking to the most fascinating Person in the universe about the most important things in our lives and be bored to death?” (p. 12). In Praying the Bible, Whitney argues that the problem may be as simple as this: we tend to pray the same prayers about the same issues over and over.
Praying the Bible by Don Whitney: Video: Do you ever struggle to pray? Do you ever find yourself saying the same old things about the same old things? In just five days, Don Whitney will teach you a time-tested method for cultivating a healthy, consistent, God-glorifying prayer life. You’ll receive daily emails aimed at helping you pray through the Bible, transforming duty into delight.
Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight by J. I. Packer: Praying is an action. Praying is an action that is of the essence of Christian existence. It involves our beliefs, emotions, values, hopes and fears, certainties and uncertainties, knowledge and ignorance. As J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom explain, this book “is a heart-to-heart affair, in which two Christians who try to pray and wish they prayed better share thoughts about what they are doing with people whom they envisage as being like themselves. . . . Our aim is not just to clarify Christian understanding but to foster Christian living. In real praying, head, heart and hands go together.” With wisdom, humility and sincerity the authors lead us through different moods of praying, including brooding, praising, asking, complaining and hanging on. In Praying the authors offer hope for those of us who daydream when we try to listen to God and stumble when we try to speak. Yet they don’t just teach us about prayer; they challenge and inspire us to do it by pointing us to a clearer realization of the reality of God and his character. Let Packer and Nystrom come alongside you to encourage and guide your active praying to our powerful God, and let him move your praying through mere duty to delight.
A Praying Life by Paul E Miller: Prayer is so hard that unless circumstances demand it―an illness, or saying grace at a meal―most of us simply do not pray. We prize accomplishments and productivity over time in prayer. Even Christians experience this prayerlessness―a kind of practical unbelief that leaves us marked by fear, anxiety, joylessness, and spiritual lethargy. Prayer is all about relationship. Based on the popular seminar by the same name, A Praying Life has discipled thousands of Christians to a vibrant prayer life full of joy and power. When Jesus describes the intimacy He seeks with us, He talks about joining us for dinner (Revelation 3:20). A Praying Life feels like having dinner with good friends. It is the way we experience and connect to God. In A Praying Life, author Paul Miller lays out a pattern for living in relationship with God and includes helpful habits and approaches to prayer that enable us to return to a childlike faith.
Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Tim Keller: Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader.
Videos and Sermons on Prayer:
Praying in the Closet in the Spirit by John Piper: The very fact that we have such a thing as a Prayer Week raises the question I want to deal with today. But the question is much bigger than Prayer Week. The question is the relationship between discipline and freedom and spontaneity in prayer.
What are the Different Types of Prayer?: The Bible reveals many types of prayers and employs a variety of words to describe the practice. For example, 1 Timothy 2:1 says, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.” Here, all four of the main Greek words used for prayer are mentioned in one verse.
March for Life Prayer by David Platt: Closing prayer in the March for Life event.
Does Prayer Change the Mind of God? by J.D. Grear: I want us to consider a mystery in prayer, one that troubles some of you and keeps you from praying. Believer, you are chosen to pray. And part of that means that you have been sovereignly placed to certain situations where you can perceive what God wants and say to God, “Let your kingdom come in this situation, let your will be done in this moment.” In light of that, I told you two things last week that you need to be absolutely full of if you are going to be an effective pray-er: A) the Word and B) the Spirit. Because those are the two means God has given to you to perceive the kingdom of God and the will of God.
Podcast type: Pray The Word by David Platt: Short, daily meditations on God’s Word that not only drive us to pray, but drive how we pray. Featuring teacher, author, and pastor David Platt. Read more » Short, daily meditations on God’s Word that not only drive us to pray, but drive how we pray.
Moms in Prayer Podcast: The Moms in Prayer Podcast is a place where we put our finger on the pulse of what is happening in the world so we can better pray for and equip the next generation. Our focus will always be revival and spiritual awakening in our children, our schools, and our motherhood.
Your Daily Prayer Podcast from iBelieve: Each weekday morning, the team of women behind iBelieve.com bring you a devotional and prayer through your favorite podcast app to help you start your day
Pray 21 by John Ankerberg: This prayer guide is designed to help you spend time each day in the Bible, worshipping Jesus and offering prayer to the Father irectly from His Word. The format for each day is taken from the pattern we see in the Lord’s Prayer of Matthew 6. May you experience the power of Christ’s resurrection as you follow Him in this journey of prayer.
The Prayer Course: An eight week journey through the Lord’s Prayer.
24-7 Prayer, Reviving the Church. Rewiring the Culture: 24-7 Prayer “There’s never been a better opportunity to experience the heart of the 24-7 Prayer movement”.
Bible Study Fellowship: Praying through Genesis as you study the Bible.
Moms in Prayer: Prayer Sheets: We’ve updated this page to include the resources you need in one place— prayer sheets with attribute videos, tools to help you lead a Moms in Prayer group, and the latest news. Thank you for impacting children and schools for Christ.
Prayer for Children Booklet – TGC: Prayer – A Song-Based Resource on the Topic of Prayer for Children in partnership with Songs for Saplings: Building Worldviews with Questions and Answers – Throughout the history of the church, godly men and women have taken seriously the command to “lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul” and to “teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” By doing this with music, we help them create a memorable mental framework for truth. As they grow older, they will be confronted with competing beliefs, assertions, worldviews, half-truths, and lies. Having heard the truth in their youth and having a solid framework for knowing what is true about God, themselves, and the world, they will be equipped to navigate what they hear in the future.
Naya Jeevan Prayer: Day with the Lord Handbook – Purpose, Plans, and Resources. “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8
Focus on the Family: Prayer Resources: On Faith, Marriage, Parenting, Crisis, etc.
The Gospel Coalition: Information on various aspects of Prayer.
TGC: Why should I Pray if God knows Everything?: Difficult Questions About My Relationship To God – Resources Curated around Challenging Questions about the Relationship between God and People by Phil Thompson & Jennifer Brogdon
Desiring God: Topics of Prayer: By John Piper
- What Is Prayer?
- What Should We Pray For?
- Sermons on Prayer
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How to Persevere in Prayer
- Study the Lord’s Prayer
Desiring God’s “Take Words With You” – An Intercession Manual: Scripture Promises and Prayers. It is hoped that the many promises of God written here will be prayed back to God in prayer as we seek to enter into God’s purposes accomplished for us through Christ’s cross.
Foster Care and Adoption Prayers:
Foster Care Prayer Guide: CAFO: This guide will walk you through 24 different groups of people all associated with the foster
care system that need each of our prayers. We do so believing that God will hear those prayers and provide more than enough for the children and families in our communities.
Resource Kit from Focus on the Family: As Christians, we have a clear command to care for orphans. While not every family is called to adopt, we can all make a difference in the life of a child—and Focus can help you support orphans in your community and around the world. This kit is designed to help you and your family be a blessing to waiting kids in your community and around the globe. Inside, you’ll learn more about the adoption and foster care process, practical ways to support adoptive families and inspiring ways to pray for orphans.
ERLC: 5 Ways to Pray for Adoptive Families: When adoption is beautiful, we can pray in gratitude. When it is obviously redemptive, we can pray in praise of the Redeemer. When adoption it is messy, we can intercede for those walking the difficult road.
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer Taskforce and Events: The National Day of Prayer exists to mobilize unified public prayer for America. Habakuk 2:14
The National Day of Prayer – What is it?: Compelling Truth: The National Day of Prayer is an annual event dedicated for Americans to pray for their country and government. National and local leaders have periodically called their people to pray since 1775. he fact that a secular nation does encourage people to pray is a good thing and something we should take advantage of not just on the National Day of Prayer, but every day. Not all nations enjoy such freedom. If we are permitted to publicly pray to the one true God for healing, forgiveness, and guidance, with thanksgiving, we should. Paul’s instructions to Timothy are just as applicable to us today: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1–4).