Prayer and Seeking God

Topics like effective praying, fasting and the Lord’s Prayer are covered here by Ministrymaker’s church leaders, teachers, and contributors.

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” – Martin Luther


  • Building Faith in Prayer

    Faith is essential to having an effective prayer life. Unbelief is a hindrance to prayer, while faith promotes powerful praying.

  • Guidelines to Fasting and Prayer

    Fasting is the act of willingly abstaining from food, drink, or other things. Fasting should not be ritualistic and should be directed toward a specific purpose.

  • Hindrances to Prayer

    To have an effective prayer life we must remove all hindrances to our prayers. If our prayer life isn’t fruitful we must find the root cause and reverse it.

  • How to Pray in the Spirit

    Praying in the Spirit has always been a topic of controversy. However, we need the Holy Spirit’s divine aid to know how to pray and what to pray for.

  • If You Could Ask God for Anything

    If you could ask God for anything, what would it be? When asked such a question, the first thing that enters our minds reveals our priorities.

  • Jesus’ Pattern of Prayer

    Every Christian should desire to be more like Jesus. One of the most effective ways to be more like Him is to pray like He did.

  • Keys to Effective Praying

    What are the secrets to an effective prayer life? The goal of prayer is to see God’s will implemented in the affairs of men.

  • Persistence in Prayer

    Persistent prayer is praying until you have the answer or request you are seeking from God. It is continuing to pray until you feel a release in your spirit that He is intervening on your behalf.

  • Personal Prayer Guide

    Developed over a period of 40 years, here is an outline (with scriptures) of my daily prayer time.

  • Positioning Yourself to Hear the Voice of God

    Throughout history God spoke to His people, and He is still speaking today. We must simply tune into His voice.

  • Prayerlessness a Sin

    When we fail to pray for people, even those in rebellion, we sin against the Lord. Prayerlessness is sin.

  • Praying in the Will of God

    We must discover the will of God and pray accordingly. Unfortunately, many Christians pray for things that are in direct opposition to God’s will.

  • Praying Through

    In 2 Chronicles 7:1-3, at the dedication of the temple Solomon prayed until God released him.

  • Spiritual Warfare: Binding the Strong Man in Prayer

    To accomplish anything in the natural or spiritual realm, we must engage in spiritual warfare. It’s time God’s people wage war against the enemy of the souls of mankind.

  • The Lord’s Prayer

    Prayer should be the heartbeat of the Christian life, and the Lord’s prayer is a perfect example of how we should pray.

  • Whatever Happened to the Praying Church?

    Prayer is one of the most untapped resources of the church today. Whatever happened to the prayer meetings of yesteryear?

  • When God Says No

    There are many scriptures about God answering prayer. When God says no to our requests, He always has our good in view.

  • Why Christians Don’t Pray

    The average Christian spends less than ten minutes each day in prayer. Why don’t we spend more time in prayer?