The Prevailing Prayer Podcast
Changing the world ... One prayer at a time
Prayers of encouragement can be a powerful way to share God’s love with a hurting world, and build up the body of Christ. In this episode, we discuss different ways you can encourage others through prayer.
We often think of prayer as a spiritual discipline, but if you’ve been with us for a while, you know that we see prayer and practical, everyday life as inseparable. This week, we discuss prayerful productivity: how to invite God into your plans, and how it can ultimately make you more productive…but not always in the way you might think!
Do you ever incorporate fasting with your prayer, or think it’s an antiquated practice? Join us as we explore some Biblical accounts of fasting to uncover what fasting is, what it isn’t, and when and why it can be beneficial for us today!
In this special Thanksgiving episode, we deviate a little from our usual format. We wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing some stories of God’s power displayed through the answered prayers of some of our listeners, and to reflect on specific ways the podcast has blessed us over this last year. Tune in and celebrate with us!
Proverbs 18:21 tells us that the tongue has the “power of life and death.” Words have power! In this episode, join us as we discuss the power of different types of blessings on yourself and everyone in your sphere of influence.
Are you a goal-setter? If you are, this episode is for you. If you aren’t, this episode is even more for you! Alana talks with special guest Rachel Larkin, author of Simple Prayer: The Guide for Ordinary People Seeking the Extraordinary, who will give you some great tools to help you set goals in your prayer life that will ultimately draw you closer to God!
Have you ever felt like God is silent, despite your best efforts to elicit a response? In a continuation of last week’s episode “Knowing God’s Will” we will talk about some times in our own lives when God has seemed silent, as well as offer up some helpful tips to help you wait patiently and faithfully when you find yourself unable to hear his voice.
It would be presumptuous - even dangerous - to think we could ever fully know the mind of God. But scripture tells us that it is possible to know at least some portion of God’s “good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2). So how do we know what God’s best is for us, particularly when making difficult decisions? What role does prayer play in discerning it? What about when we get it wrong? Tune in to the Prevailing Prayer Podcast this week for an honest discussion about the often confusing topic of knowing God’s will.
A prayer from the mouth of Jesus, teaching us to pray – what a gift! Have you ever wondered how we should handle this prayer? Is it too ritualistic to recite it word-for-word? Is it wrong to tamper with it and make it our own? We will discuss these questions, and try to get to the heart of Jesus’ teaching in this episode about the Lord’s Prayer.
There’s really no greater investment of our time than praying for children. Tune in as we share a priceless interview with Sally Burke, president of Moms in Prayer International and co-author of the book “Unshaken: Experience the Power and Peace of a Life of Prayer.” Whether you have children of your own, hope to have children in the future, or have “spiritual children” in your sphere of influence, this episode is for you. Don't forget to sign up below to get over 15 minutes of bonus footage of our interview with Sally!