Sermon illustrations: Prayer

The Mistaken Hearing

At the end of a revival service the evangelist invited people to come forward if they wanted...

Too Busy Not to Pray

George Mueller said: “I look upon it as a lost day when I have not had a good time over the Word of...

Pretend Praying

The new army recruit was given guard duty at 2 a.m. He did his best for a while, but at about 4 a.m...

Two Husbands

The story is told about two wives who were doing their laundry in a laundry mat. They were both...

Disturbing the King

The story is told of a king who was in his throne room, holding a council with his advisers,...

Praying for a Test to Be Fixed

A fifth grade boy who had heard a sermon on persistence in prayer was praying by himself in his...

Praying with Your Family

When Dr. Richard Halverson was the U.S. Senate chaplain, he spoke before a group of evangelicals...

Conquering Jealousy

F. B. Meyer held meetings in Northfield, Massachusetts and large crowds thronged to hear him. ...

The Grass Grows on Your Path

Early African converts to Christianity were earnest and regular in private devotions. Each one...

Jim Elliot’s Prayer

Jim Elliot was one of the martyred missionaries in 1956. He was a passionate Christian who...

Thanksgiving Proclamations

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many...

Stranger to Power

Why is our walk with God sometimes a crawl with God?  Why the lack of passion for our Saviour...

Stopping God’s Ear

Our God is a holy God and prayer is the vehicle that God has given us to approach Him. Indeed,...

Sleep Praying

A young man in Bible college fell asleep during class. As he was sleeping, a friend of the young...

Praying With Faith

When Hudson Taylor sailed to China, he heard an urgent knock on his stateroom door. He opened it,...

Saying Grace

Celeste Sibley, a columnist for the Atlanta Constitution, took her three children to a diner for...

Pulling an Airplane

On October 15, 1997, David Huxley strapped a harness around his upper torso and attached it to a...

The Delivery of Margaret Hillis

Missionaries Dick and Margaret Hillis were caught in China during the Japanese invasion. The couple...

Trust God from the Start

Vance Havner told a story about an elderly lady who was greatly disturbed by her many troubles—both...

What Prayer Does

What various hindrances we meet In coming to a mercy seat! Yet who that knows the worth of prayer...

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