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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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Should we really be thankful for everything? Do we have to look happy while we're doing it? Join us in this episode about prayers of thanksgiving to learn about what the Bible has to say about thankfulness, as well as to receive some practical tips to help you cultivate a thankful heart in your prayer life.
Do you ever feel alone in your prayer struggles? Like others around you must really have their acts together? If so, you won't want to miss out on our very first interview episode of the Prevailing Prayer Podcast, where we get candid with internationally bestselling author and founder of Candidly Christian, Heather Hart. You can find out more about Heather at www.CandidlyChristian.com, or follow her on Twitter @_HeatherHart
What on earth is a "prayer covering," and why is it so important? If you aren't quite sure, this episode is for you! Join us today as we talk about the importance of a prayer covering for those times when you find yourself in any kind of ministry (regardless of how big or small), as well as other specific issues or events in your life. In this episode, Alana also gives us a sneak peek at some of her latest writing, so don't miss out!
Disappointment is a reality of an active prayer life. The hard truth is, God doesn't always give us what we ask for. In this episode, you will hear stories of prayer disappointments, as well as receive practical tips for how to deal with disappointment in your own life, or in the lives of others.
We all have things we hold on to: our hopes and dreams, relationships, even callings. In this episode we begin a discussion about how God's power can be unleashed when we genuinely surrender those areas of our life to him, knowing that his plans for us are far greater than anything we could conjure up ourselves!
If you find it difficult to stay focused during prayer times, you aren't alone. No matter what your place in life, we all struggle with prayer distractions. This episode will help you identify some common prayer distractions, and give you strategic ways to regain focus in your prayer life.
It can be easy to become discouraged when there doesn't seem to be enough time for prayer. In this follow-up to last week's episode, you will learn some practical ways to make time for prayer in your busy schedule, as well as encouragement to give yourself grace in the process!
Do you feel like you're too busy to pray? You might come away from listening to this episode convinced that you're too busy to not pray! Join us in a discussion about why being too busy can be a problem, and hear personal testimonies about how God is the Lord even over our time, and can work miracles in our busy schedules when we put him first.
Confession is never fun, but it is an integral part of breaking down barriers between us and God. This episode highlights the benefits of confession, as well as some different ways you can incorporate confession into your busy life.
This episode covers the benefits of prayer journaling, roadblocks that sometimes keep people from journaling regularly, as well as suggestions for ways you can find a journaling method that's right for you. Don't forget to pick up our free Prevailing Prayer Scripture Journal at www.alanaterry.com/prayerjournal.