prayer

  1. Jonathan95

    Prayer Request for Marriage and Finance

    Hello there! I am incredibly grateful to the Lord for all. I recently turned 25 and I consider it to be a big deal. I became a believer when I was 19. I never really had anyone to show me the ropes. That is true for my life before Christ as well. Had my nose buried in the books and really felt...
  2. C. Matthew McMahon

    5 Marks of Devotion to God - Spiritually Charge Your Quiet Time

    5 Marks of Devotion to God by C. Matthew McMahon Do you long for a closer relationship to the Savior Jesus Christ? Do you desire a more intimate communion with God each day? Every true Christian does. The purpose of this volume in the “5 Marks Series” is to cover the spiritual disciplines...
  3. J.L. Allen

    Off to MARS I Go!

    Friendly folk of the Puritan Board Shire, I'm starting my time of seminary at Mid-America Reformed Seminary this semester remotely. I'm taking one class but hope to begin full time in the fall. -May I ask your prayers for wisdom where to move in order to be closer to the seminary? This would...
  4. Travis Fentiman

    Reformed Resources on Prayer

    After the joys of Thanksgiving may we be "continuing instant in prayer". (Rom. 12:12) I hope these many resources that have been collected from the best literature on prayer in reformed history stir us up to be continually conversing with our beloved God; and I hope the collection may be of...
  5. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Art of Divine Meditation by Edmund Calamy (1600-1666)

    The Art of Divine Meditation by Edmund Calamy (1600-1666) Edmund Calamy (1600-1666) was a Reformed Presbyterian preacher of the Gospel and one of the distinguished members of the Westminster Assembly. He was active to promote Reformed Theology in his day and was an eminent scholar of the Bible...
  6. C. Matthew McMahon

    What is the Difference Between Prayer and Secret Prayer?

    The Nature and Method of Secret Prayer by Samuel Lee (1625-1691) Samuel Lee (1625-1691) was a learned puritan divine and preacher who ministered in both England and New England. What is prayer? And what is the difference between prayer and secret prayer? What is the best method for secret...
  7. Jonathan95

    Dealing with a kind of hopelessness and depression as of late.

    Hello all. Like the title mentions, I feel pretty terrible. Prayers, advice, scripture, etc. Would be very much appreciated. If I could just write down a few of my thoughts here, it would be a good thing I believe. I'm 24 years of age. Currently jobless, due to my own stupidity it seems. I...
  8. Nathan A. Hughes

    Books on Prayer.

    Please could fellow PB friends recommend some good Reformed books on the subject of Prayer. I would like to read a good book on this topic. Thank You.
  9. Nathan A. Hughes

    Prayer is Powerful

    John Calvin once said, “Unless we fix certain hours in the day for prayer, it easily slips from our memory.” If you have a copy of John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion read the section on Prayer. Calvin makes it very clear that true faith is always accompanied with fervent and...
  10. C. Matthew McMahon

    A New Modernized Version of Gospel Worship by Jeremiah Burroughs

    This classic work by Burroughs deals with the Regulative Principle: God alone determines the manner in which sinners approach him. This is a life-transforming and Christ-glorifying biblical work. Gospel Worship, or, The Right Manner of Sanctifying the name of God in General, in Hearing the...
  11. Ed Walsh

    The Lathe of Heaven - or - Does Prayer Change Things?

    Have you ever watched the movie or read the book titled, The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin? It is a "science fiction novel by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin. The plot revolves around a character whose dreams alter past and present reality." It has become kind of theme for my prayer...
  12. C. Matthew McMahon

    Have you ever really prayed?

    Burroughs' conclusion on prayer....from the last sermon in Gospel Worship (completed). "Now, put all that has been said together, and this it what it is to pray: when I pray understandingly, when I give myself to prayer, when there are the breathings of the Holy Spirit in my prayer, when there...
  13. Alexander

    Questions About Prayer

    Is praying "In Jesus Name" only available for the apostles? Don't all NT saints automatically pray "through Jesus Christ" since Jesus is the mediator for all of his saints? Do our prayers have to directly be for God's glory or can we have other motives (non sinful of course)? All we have to do...
  14. J

    When we as children pray

    In my church, some of the younger people, about my age (23) have decided to meet together after worship to pray with one another, as we seek one another's edification, as well as to strengthen the bonds of fellowship, as we feel we simply do not have as close communion as we should wish. Also...
  15. C. Matthew McMahon

    Bible Reading, Prayer and Godly Meditation - A Workbook on Private Devotions

    The Reformed Apprentice Volume 4: A Workbook on Private Devotions, by C. Matthew McMahon There is nothing like the Reformed Apprentice workbook series anywhere in the Christian community. It is designed to bring Reformed Theology to Christians seeking a deeper walk with Jesus Christ in the form...
  16. ChananBachiyr

    "Unspoken"

    I've settled into the OPC in my vicinity, praise God! (But that didn't really have anything to do with my question.) Almost every church I've been in has had a time of corporate prayer, when requests and praises were given as a congregation and documented for continuing prayer afterwards. While...
  17. ChurchSalt

    Resource on Thanksgiving in Prayer

    Howdy All! First time posting a new thread (so please forgive me if misplaced or mislabeled) but I was hoping to pick some brains. I am interested in doing some more reading on prayer, but more specifically the place and importance of thanksgiving in prayer. To my understanding, thanksgiving...
  18. Christian Teegardin

    A Re-Introduction

    (I haven't been on the PuritanBoard for about 1/3 a year or so, and I have discovered more about myself... Will feature a bunch of random confessions, so be prepared... And personal concerns, of course.) A: About Me My name is Christian Lloyd Teegardin and I am an independent Calvinist (I was...
  19. A

    Rethinking the Nature of Fasting

    I was reading Calvin's understanding on the nature of fasting, and it caused me to rethink my own thinking of fasting. I was always under the impression that biblical fasting generally involved abstinence from food completely for a given time period. Any thoughts? Resources on this particular...
  20. jonathanmbowman

    Is it Biblical to be silent before God in Prayer?

    Hi, I have been wrestling with some aspects of prayer recently. I know that many voices, not necessarily reformed voices, emphasize the importance of listening to God in prayer. Then the step further is that many people say that it is Biblical to be silent before the Lord referencing verses...
  21. Elisabeth

    Head covering

    I have a question regarding 1 Corinthians 11. I am sure it has been discussed in this forum somewhere already. Is it proper for a woman to wear a head covering as she prays or prophesies? It seems to me that the verse does state that this is appropriate, but I know many leaders I greatly respect...
  22. SinnerSavedByChrist

    Scriptural Commands to pray for ALL the lost vs just the elect

    Dear brethren, I have been wrestling with this issue for a while: namely that of praying for unbelievers. Please help me!! Please use the Scriptures with exegesis in reference to soteriological considerations of the Doctrines of Grace. (pray for unbelievers... but only the elect will be saved...
  23. Carl Copsey

    Children Praying at Mealtime....

    I'm curious to anyone's thought on this: What is your take and standing on asking or having your child pray at dinner or lunch-time when adults are present, such as Mother and Father? ....and at that, if the father is there, what about the mother praying instead of dad? Really curious on...
  24. Servant4Christ

    Stage four Cancer

    I am going around to my various forums that I am a member of asking for prayers for my mother-in-law, Dee Dee, who just found out that she has stage four kidney cancer. They are treating her with chemo and radiation, but her prognosis is very poor. Some have suggested that she may only have 6...
  25. D

    Thomas Brooks Quote (?)

    There is a quote that is commonly attributed to Thomas Brooks that I am not able to find the reference "A family without prayer is like a house without a roof, open and exposed to all the storms of heaven" I have the complete works of Thomas Brooks on Logos, and I tried to search for it...
  26. J

    Why do we need to pray for forgiveness of sins as believers?

    A quick forum search didn't turn up anything, so I thought I'd open up the question to everyone: Why do we need to pray for the Lord to forgive our sins as believers? e.g., In the Lord's prayer? Obviously, it is something that is Biblical and we are commanded to do it so we should. But if...
  27. kevin.carroll

    Praying for Trespasses or Debts?

    I have been trying to get at the heart of the question of why Presbyterians so doggedly pray "forgive us our debts" when everyone else prays "forgive us our trespasses." I've come acrosss some theories on the subject (two of which sound like sanctified urban legends to me): 1. It was pure...
  28. J

    Prayer and Time

    Do you think that God considers prayers about events that have already happened but about which you don't know the outcome? Say for example a friend was to take an exam at 5 pm today. If I prayed that he would do well on the exam tomorrow, would that prayer potentially have an effect on the...
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