Author: Ron Graham
Prayer and Providence
—God’s response to our prayers
List of lessons in the Prayer and Providence series, providing insights into prayer and how God responds to it. Tap any title next to an arrow in the list below.
➤ Prayer and God’s Will —Answer to prayer involves God’s revealed will, his unrevealed will, the will of Satan, and man’s free will.
➤ God's Response to Prayers —Examines how God responds to the prayers of his people in three marvelous ways: intercession, providence, and good pleasure.
➤ Can We Pray to Jesus or Only to the Father? —Some people (Jehovah's Witnesses for example) believe that we must pray only to the Heavenly Father and must not pray to Jesus or the Holy Spirit. Is this true? There are several things we need to consider. Let's just take these considerations one at a time.
➤ Prayer Changes Things —You will understand prayer much better, if you will consider four questions that arise from the well known saying, Prayer changes things.
➤ Sin and Prayer —If we live a life of sin, how does that affect our prayers? Does God listen to the prayers of people who won't try to stop their disobedience, believing that their sins don't hinder their prayers?
➤ False Expectations —God's promises to answer our prayers and make all things work together for good. But don't misunderstand this, or you'll be disappointed.
➤ Prayer as a Ministry —Every Christian is a minister in some important way. One of the greatest is ministry in prayer.
➤ Thanksgiving Living 1 —An important part of prayer is thanksgiving. The Bible says thirteen surprising things about the gratitude attitude. Here are some of them.
➤ Thanksgiving Living 2 —More about thanksgiving with the rest of the thirteen surprising things that the Bible says about the gratitude attitude.
➤ Seven Attitudes in Prayer —A study of seven right attitudes of mind that make our prayers effective.
➤ Seven More Attitudes in Prayer —A further seven right attitudes of mind that make our prayers effective.
➤ Ordinary Providence —A lesson on the usual manner in which God's providence blesses our lives.
➤ Why Doesn't God Heal Me? —A sermon outline about why Jesus does not always heal when asked.
➤ Healing and Prayer (1) —First of three studies that examine how prayer relates to the healing and health.
➤ Healing and Prayer (2) —Second of three studies that examine how prayer relates to the healing and health.
➤ Healing and Prayer (3) —Third of three studies that examine how prayer relates to the healing and health.
➤ The Prayers of Hezekiah (1) —First part of a lesson in Isaiah 37 and 38 about king Hezekiah's prayers and God's response.
➤ The Prayers of Hezekiah (2) —Second part of a lesson in Isaiah 37 and 38 about king Hezekiah's prayers and God's response.
➤ The Last Word —Where did the word amen come from, why do we say it, and what does it mean?
➤ Sentence Prayer —I am going to tell you a secret that will help you to pray and thus hold on to your faith and the love of God.
➤ Communication Between God and Man —CHART about the two paths of communication between us and God.
➤ God's Manifold Providence —CHART about seven providences, seven great gifts from God.
➤ God Will Take Care of You —Some scripture verses that teach us how much God cares about us.
➤ Prayer and Salvation —There are things we must do to be saved. We ought to do those things prayerfully. We ought to come to Christ obeying, but also come to Christ praying. Prayer is essential in the over‑all process of conversion to Christ.
➤ Prayer and Staying Saved —Once saved, there are things we must do to stay saved. We ought to do those things prayerfully. We ought to continue obeying, but also continue praying. Prayer is essential in our way of life after conversion to Christ.