James 5:16 ...The effectual fervent prayer
of a righteous man availeth much.

Much has been written and said on the subject of prayer. Many "experts" have held forth more or less profound thoughts on the subject. Many have declared that it must be done this way or that way. Others have declared to have "discovered" the "key" to "prevailing prayer." Some have claimed "special" access to God through their "special" variety of prayer.

This page is not intended to be any of those. My desire is to set forth some simple reflections and practical helps on the subject based on what the scripture says, and to correct in some small measure some of the misconstrued ideas some people teach and think about prayer. I am not an expert on prayer. I do not have a more "wonderful prayer life" than anyone else. I am on speaking terms with the King of kings and the God of the universe - but so is every believer who takes their petitions to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ. Please join me in reflecting upon the peculiar privilege and ministry that God has given to all who have come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Articles and items:

God Answers Prayer because He is Good

Organizing and Using A Prayer List

Mom Prays in the Night - true story

Pray for Your Pastor

The Lord's Prayer

The Mercy and Grace of Prayer


Links to other places in this site:

Pray for Your Children or grandchildren

Pray for Your Husband Through the Week

What If? author unknown

From Mom's Collection - Some Thoughts On Prayer - on my blog


According to the Power by Annie Johnson Flint

For Whom I Pray by Martha Snell Nicholson

Happy the Home by Henry Ware

In Time of Need by Annie Johnson Flint

Lord, Teach Us How to Pray by James Montgomery

Prayer without Words by Martha Snell Nicholson 

The Mercy Seat by H. Stowell

The Mercy Seat by William Cowper

The New Prayer by Annie Johnson Flint

The Threefold Work By Annie Johnson Flint



Links to other places on the Internet:

Disclaimer on versions other than the King James Bible and possibly some content.

The Perils of Mystical and Contemplative Prayer (also called Centering Prayer)

A Definition of Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer and the Evangelical Church by Ray Yungen (PDF)  Please also consider buying Mr. Yungen's very useful book A Time of Departing.



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vintage graphics: unknowns
Last update: 2022