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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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.

Jul 10, 2017

What does it really mean to pray “in Jesus’ name”?  Some tag the phrase “in Jesus’ name” on the end of each prayer habitually, while others choose not to. Is there a right or wrong way to pray in Jesus’ name? In our discussion today, we will dig into scripture to uncover some answers to this important question.  

Jul 3, 2017

Do you have a prayer partner? This week, we have some fun talking about our own prayer partnership, and discuss the benefits of prayer partners in general. We also give you some encouragement and ideas for approaching someone to become your own prayer partner without feeling awkward about it!

Jun 26, 2017

Do you have a desire to pray for persecuted believers, but just don’t know where to start? Look no further! This episode will give you the encouragement, direction and practical tips you need to deepen your prayer life through praying for the persecuted.

Jun 19, 2017

Do you know someone who has recently become a Christian? We may sometimes let up on our prayers when someone professes faith in Christ, but the truth is, they need our prayers more than ever! Today we will explore scripture to uncover specific prayers you can be praying for those new believers in your life.

Jun 12, 2017

We make excuses in most areas of life, and our prayer lives are no exception! In today’s episode, we will explore some common prayer excuses and encouragement to move beyond them into a richer prayer life. We will also be introducing a free course we’ve put together just for you: the Prevailing Prayer University: A busy Christian's guide to staying focused and fighting distractions in prayer. 

Jun 5, 2017

Have you ever heard of praying on location, prayer walking, or even prayer tourism? While God’s power knows no boundaries, there seems to be something powerful about praying in person. Join us today to find out some of the benefits of praying on location, and get some ideas for how to begin if you don’t quite know where to start.


May 29, 2017

If the word "ritual" makes you bristle, you aren't alone! Our prayer lives weren't meant to be legalistic or mechanical. But after listening today, you may reconsider the value of incorporating prayer rituals into your life. Join us to learn about some reasons prayer rituals can be helpful, as well as examples of tools you can incorporate into your prayer life to help you draw closer to God.

May 22, 2017

There are numerous accounts of healing in the Bible, but does God still heal today? If so, what is the relationship between faith and healing? In today’s episode we discuss these questions and more, in an attempt to uncover some Biblical truths about the much-debated topic of Prayer and Healing.

May 15, 2017
In this week's episode we will explore why it's so important to be praying for your church. You'll hear some specific areas you can be praying about, as well as practical ways to remember to pray. 
May 8, 2017
Pastors are people too! Sometimes we put pastors on a pedestal, or forget that they have just as many struggles, and probably more, than everyone else. They are just as vulnerable to falling into temptation, and desperately need our prayers. In this episode Alana interviews a very special guest pastor, who gives us some insight into how you can more effectively pray for the pastors in your life!


May 1, 2017

Meditating on scripture is a great way to enrich your prayer life. Are you intimidated, or not sure where to start? Look no further! In this week's episode, we will demonstrate praying through a couple of passages, as well as suggest some practical tips for personalizing your scripture-powered prayers. 

Apr 24, 2017
There may not be any more powerful prayer than praying scripture. In this episode we discuss some different ways you can incorporate scripture into your prayer life, as well as some warnings and pitfalls to avoid misusing scripture as you pray. 
Apr 17, 2017

Everyone has a desire to communicate with God. As parents, teachers, and members of the Body of Christ, we have the great privilege and responsibility to both model and teach prayer to the children around us. In this episode you'll hear some fun prayer quotes and stories from kids, as well as gain practical tools to equip you to more effectively teach kids how to pray.

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