Prevailing Prayer Podcast

Join award-winning Christian authors Alana Terry and Jaime Hampton as they share encouragement and inspiration for your prayer life. The Prevailing Prayer Podcast offers tips and ideas to grow your prayers as well as opportunities to pray anywhere you are, on the go.
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Feb 19, 2018

Do you consider yourself a prayer warrior? Would you like to become one? In part 1 of this two-part episode, we discuss some great lessons about prayer that can be gleaned from the movie “War Room.” Whether you’ve seen the movie or not, you’ll definitely come away encouraged and armed for spiritual battle!

Feb 12, 2018

Our collective science nerd comes out this week as we discuss the science of prayer. While prayer is a spiritual practice, even among the scientific community there is no doubt that prayer has an impact on the physical body as well, particularly the brain. We hope you’ll enjoy taking a look at the scientific side of one of God’s greatest gifts to humanity.

Feb 5, 2018

Does prayer really make a difference? If God knows everything and is truly in control, isn’t he just going to do what he wants in the end anyway? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, you won’t want to miss this week’s discussion about prayers and fatalism.

Jan 29, 2018

There are certain prayer meeting mistakes we can all relate to. This week, we take a lighthearted look at several ways not to pray corporately.

Jan 22, 2018

Join us this week as we discuss the book “Touch the World through Prayer” by Wesley Duewel. There were so many takeaways, we could have done several episodes about it. But we settled for talking about just a few of our favorite insights about prayer from this powerful book.

Jan 15, 2018

We often think of prayer as talking to God, but sometimes neglect being still and simply listening. In this episode, we discuss different ways we can hear God’s voice, as well as pitfalls to avoid as we listen.

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.

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