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Powerful and Effective Prayer

Stuart and Jill Briscoe

Do you ever feel like your prayers are bouncing off the walls instead of landing in the presence of God? Or, maybe you pray more out of obligation than relationship, so even as you say the words you recognize the lack of passion in your voice. You’re left wondering if God hears your prayers—and, more importantly, will He answer them?

What’s the secret to an effective prayer life—one where you’re eager to lose yourself in the presence of God and confident that your prayers are rising to heaven and making a difference?

In this 5-message series, Stuart and Jill Briscoe show you how to move from a mundane prayer life to a rich and vibrant one in which you’re able to connect with a God who cares for you and your concerns like no one else.

Messages From This Series:

When faced with a crisis do you find yourself prepared knowing where to turn, or do you panic and simply react? As Jesus faced the reality of the cross, He instinctively turned to His Father in prayer. Is prayer your first line of defense in a crisis?

In this teaching, Stuart Briscoe looks to Jesus’ example to teach us about the comfort available to us through prayer.

Scripture: John 17:1-17:19

While here on earth, Jesus himself sought communion with God through prayer. His disciples were to do likewise. He gave us a pattern to follow. For those who ask, seek, and knock, God is more than willing to answer. He is even more willing than friends or an earthly father, as Jesus explains through the parables. But the Christian’s prayer requests need to be in line with Jesus’ model prayer.

Scripture: Luke 11:1-11:28

Prayer is more than “a shopping list in the heavenly supermarket,” says Jill Briscoe. In this heartfelt message featuring examples from her own experiences in addition to those of Elijah, Jill explains that God wants us to talk with Him, and to ask for things we know He wants to have happen, too. In good times or bad, God loves it when we come to Him in prayer.

Scripture: 1 Kings 17-19, James 5:13-5:18

Having explained what God was doing in his life and wanted to do in the Ephesians lives, Paul turned to prayer. His concern was that they would discover and experience all that God had in mind for their spiritual growth and development. We need similar concerns today.

Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-3:21

Prayer is an essential part of the Christian life. Jesus made that clear throughout His ministry, as He both actively participated in it and frequently talked about it with His disciples.

But how exactly should we pray? And will God even answer?

In this message, Stuart Briscoe walks you through the Lord’s Prayer in the Sermon on the Mount to explain how to pray and what to pray. This message will give you the confidence you need to step into a vibrant life of prayer and intimacy with Jesus.

Scripture: Matthew 6:5-6:15

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