Prevailing Prayer Podcast

There will be no more new Prevailing Prayer Podcast episodes, but you can now find Alana and Jaime at the Praying Christian Women podcast!
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Jan 8, 2018

If the word “resolutions” makes you cringe a little, you aren’t alone! We all have good intentions for the new year, but most of us have trouble following through. So what does a “prayer resolution” look like? Is it even worth making? Find out the answers in this week’s episode.

Jan 1, 2018

What better way to bring in the New Year than to pray? This week's episode isn't just all about prayer - it's literally all prayer! We wanted to take time to cover as many topics as our thirty minute podcast would allow, so we hope you'll join us for an opportunity to saturate the coming year with the power of corporate prayer.

Dec 18, 2017

Have you ever prayed a prayer of dedication? This week, we talk about some biblical examples of this kind of prayer, and offer up some ideas to get you thinking about areas where prayers of dedication could enrich your prayer life!

Dec 11, 2017

Prayers of encouragement can be a powerful way to share God’s love with a hurting world, and build up the body of Christ. In this episode, we discuss different ways you can encourage others through prayer.

Dec 4, 2017

We often think of prayer as a spiritual discipline, but if you’ve been with us for a while, you know that we see prayer and practical, everyday life as inseparable. This week, we discuss prayerful productivity: how to invite God into your plans, and how it can ultimately make you more productive…but not always in the way you might think!

Nov 27, 2017

Do you ever incorporate fasting with your prayer, or think it’s an antiquated practice? Join us as we explore some Biblical accounts of fasting to uncover what fasting is, what it isn’t, and when and why it can be beneficial for us today!

Nov 20, 2017

In this special Thanksgiving episode, we deviate a little from our usual format. We wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing some stories of God’s power displayed through the answered prayers of some of our listeners, and to reflect on specific ways the podcast has blessed us over this last year. Tune in and celebrate with us!

Nov 13, 2017

Proverbs 18:21 tells us that the tongue has the “power of life and death.” Words have power! In this episode, join us as we discuss the power of different types of blessings on yourself and everyone in your sphere of influence.

Nov 6, 2017

Are you a goal-setter? If you are, this episode is for you. If you aren’t, this episode is even more for you! Alana talks with special guest Rachel Larkin, author of Simple Prayer: The Guide for Ordinary People Seeking the Extraordinary, who will give you some great tools to help you set goals in your prayer life that will ultimately draw you closer to God!

Oct 30, 2017

Have you ever felt like God is silent, despite your best efforts to elicit a response? In a continuation of last week’s episode “Knowing God’s Will” we will talk about some times in our own lives when God has seemed silent, as well as offer up some helpful tips to help you wait patiently and faithfully when you find yourself unable to hear his voice.

Oct 23, 2017

It would be presumptuous - even dangerous - to think we could ever fully know the mind of God. But scripture tells us that it is possible to know at least some portion of God’s “good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2). So how do we know what God’s best is for us, particularly when making difficult decisions? What role does prayer play in discerning it? What about when we get it wrong? Tune in to the Prevailing Prayer Podcast this week for an honest discussion about the often confusing topic of knowing God’s will.

Oct 16, 2017

A prayer from the mouth of Jesus, teaching us to pray – what a gift! Have you ever wondered how we should handle this prayer? Is it too ritualistic to recite it word-for-word? Is it wrong to tamper with it and make it our own? We will discuss these questions, and try to get to the heart of Jesus’ teaching in this episode about the Lord’s Prayer.

Oct 9, 2017

There’s really no greater investment of our time than praying for children. Tune in as we share a priceless interview with Sally Burke, president of Moms in Prayer International and co-author of the book “Unshaken: Experience the Power and Peace of a Life of Prayer.” Whether you have children of your own, hope to have children in the future, or have “spiritual children” in your sphere of influence, this episode is for you! Visit to learn how to get bonus interview footage of Sally sharing even more about her book, about the four steps of prayer, and about what to expect at a Moms in Prayer meeting!

Oct 2, 2017

It just wasn’t enough to have a podcast talking exclusively about prayer – we had to take it to the next level! This week, we’re discussing the prayers before you pray: “preliminary prayers.” In this episode, learn about some prayers we can pray before we even begin to bring our hearts’ desires to God, and what times these prayers can be especially helpful.

Sep 25, 2017

Do you have a prayer burden? If your answer was no, or if you have no idea what a prayer burden is, you may actually have one but not know it yet! You won’t want to miss this discussion about the issues, places, and people God impresses on our hearts and how we can more faithfully recognize them and use them as a springboard for powerful, world-changing prayers!

Sep 18, 2017

Finances can be one of the most stressful aspects of life, so we just had to do an episode about praying for your finances! Whether you feel like you're always struggling financially, or have a nice nest egg stored away, everyone will benefit from this episode. Alana shares an inspirational story about God's provision in her own life, and we explore some common pitfalls in our attitudes about money as we discuss surrendering this important compartment of our lives to God through prayer.

Sep 11, 2017

Anxiety is something we all deal with on some level. But what happens when anxiety takes over your thought life? Should prayer be enough, or is medication okay? Today's discussion delves into these questions as well as the roots of anxiety, and offers prayer and scripture to help in the battle against anxious thoughts.

Sep 4, 2017

After a tragic accident, Robert and Stephanie McDonald’s son Jace wasn’t expected to make it. Through the prayers of an entire community, God displayed his power by doing the impossible. You will not want to miss the second part of our inspiring interview with Robert and Stephanie!

Aug 28, 2017

Do you believe in miracles? Robert and Stephanie McDonald do! Join us today for the first part of a two-part episode where we get to hear Robert and Stephanie share the incredible story of how prayers for their two-year-old son Jace were answered in a truly miraculous way after he was involved in a tragic accident.

Aug 21, 2017

Have you ever prayed for a parking space? How about a candy bar? If you’ve ever wondered if God hears and answers our seemingly insignificant prayers, this episode is for you! We will be revealing our own “parking space prayers” as well as discussing from a Biblical perspective whether it is okay to lift up these kinds of prayers to God, and whether to expect answers!

Aug 14, 2017

The Bible paints a picture of many members of the body of Christ working together to accomplish huge things. Prayer is no exception! God covets our individual prayers, but there is something special about corporate prayer. What are the hallmarks of a healthy prayer ministry within a church? What are some steps you can take to start a prayer ministry if your church is lacking? Join us for answers to these and other questions as we discuss the important topic of the praying church.

Aug 7, 2017

We all desire to leave legacies behind when we exit planet Earth. But have you ever thought about a prayer legacy? Join us this week to find out exactly what that could look like, as Jaime interviews Alana about how the incredible prayer legacies of her grandmother helped shape one of the characters in Alana’s newest Christian novel.

Jul 31, 2017

There’s nothing routine about entering the throne room of the King of Kings! But finding ways to incorporate prayer routines into your day might just be the key to a more abundant life. In this week’s episode Alana’s husband, Pastor Scott, returns to talk about how his prayer routines have not only improved his spiritual health, but his physical health as well!

Jul 24, 2017

Does Jesus really expect us to pray for our enemies?  Really?!  Most of us know that the Biblical answer is yes, but what does that look like when real-life hurts and scars make it seem almost impossible? Where do we even begin? Find answers on this week’s episode filled with helpful anecdotes, scripture, and as always, lots of grace.

Jul 17, 2017

Trials have a way of heightening our awareness of God, and of generating a whole spectrum of emotions. But how exactly should we pray through our trials? In this episode, we address this question as Alana shares how her own experiences praying through an extremely difficult time in her life inspired her new book, Beauty from Ashes.

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