Prayer (Separate page)

      Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word . . .

                p r a y e r           (  58  RELATED  PHRASES )                     

              The word  'Prayer' appears  12,651  times in he writings of Ellen White                         See page on Original website

           +        Prayer and fasting  ( 26 )    >     Quoting Mark 9: 29  ( 4 )

                  Prayer is . . .     ( 464 )            ►   Prayer is heavens ordained means
                                                                    ►   Prayer is the opening of the heart to God   ( 8 ) 
                                                                   ►    Prayer is essential     (  8  )

                Prayer Meeting   ( 178 )       ►    neglect the prayer meeting  (  )

Prayer Meetings  ( 59 )        ►    prayer meetings are neglected  ( 4 )
                                                                  >    prayer meetings established

           +     Prayer moves heaven  ( 6 )    >   Prayer moves the arm of Omnipotence  (7)

      Answered  prayer

           +     In answer to prayer  ( 93 )    ►    Only in answer to prayer   ( 5 )
                                                             >    Comes in answer to prayer  ( 5 )

           +     Answer to our prayers  ( 22 )   >  Immediate answer to our prayers 
                                                                >   Our prayers are answered  ( 12 )
                                                                 >  know our prayers are answered  ( 5 )

►   prayers are not immediately answered   ( 11 )
                                                          >   prayer is not immediately answered

                                             .  .  .  Prayer                      

                 +    Agonizing prayer  ( 38 )   >  Earnest, fervent agonizing prayer  (  )   ( see agonize in prayer )

                 +    Ernest Prayer    (1,081)     >    Earnest Prayer for divine enlightenment  (  )

                          >     Earnest Prayers     >     earnest supplications

                +    Efficacy of prayer ( 9 )     >   Belief in the efficacy of prayer  ( 3 )

                +    House of Prayer    ( 112 )

                +    Humble prayer  ( 109 )     >     Humble  prayers  ( 20 )

     +++    importunate prayer   ( 34 )    >   power of importunate prayer  (  )

                      +   importunate prayers  ( 14 )   >   the power of importunate prayers


                     +      .  .  .  in  prayer

                        +     Agonize in Prayer    (   )       ( see Agonizing prayer )

                        +     Diligence in Prayer   ( 5 )     >    Diligent in Prayer  (  )

                        +     Perseverance in Prayer  ( 2 )    >    Persevere in prayer

                        +     to the Lord in prayer   ( 58 )     ►    take it to the Lord in Prayer  ( 10 )

                            Seek the Lord in prayer    (  )

                        +     Together in prayer   ( 4 )      >    Praying together  ( 10 )       


                  Neglect Prayer    ( 26 )     >    Tempted to Neglect Prayer

               +    Power of Prayer    ( 28 )

                   Prevailing Prayer    ( 29 )     >    Lesson of prevailing prayer

               +     Privilege of prayer  ( 17 )     >    Privilege of prayer neglected  ( 3 )

                   Sincere Prayer   ( 93 )      >    Every sincere prayer  (  )

               +     wrestling prayer   ( 12 )     >    the spirit of wrestling prayer   ( 3 )

                                             P r a y e r   o f   .  .  .                                                   

               +     Prayer of Christ  ( 417 )  in John 17    >   answer the prayer of Christ  (  )

                   Prayer of Daniel   ( Daniel 9: 2 - 18 )

                   Prayer of David   ( 16 )

                   Prayer of Faith    ( 181 )       >   Answer to the Prayer of Faith

               +     Prayer of Moses    ( 19 )      >   Psalm 90  -  Psalm 91  -  

Thus will the truth be brought into practical life, and thus will be answered the prayer of Christ, uttered just before His humiliation and death: “That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me.” John 17:21. The love of Christ, the love of our brethren, will testify to the world that we have been with Jesus and learned of Him. Then will the message of the third angel swell to a loud cry, and the whole earth will be lightened with the glory of the Lord. { 6T 401.1} 


                Three Presentations about Prayer by Mark Finley
          Prayer and Revival  - -  Intercessory Prayer  - - Prayers of Jesus


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Our life is to be bound up with the  life of Christ;  we are to draw constantly from Him, partaking of Him, the living bread that came down from heaven, drawing from a fountain ever fresh, ever giving forth its abundant treasures.  If we keep the Lord ever before us, allowing our hearts to go out in thanksgiving and praise to Him, we shall have a continual freshness in our religious life. Our prayers will take the form of a conversation with God as we would talk with a friend. He will speak His mysteries to us personally.  Often there will come to us a sweet joyful sense of the presence of Jesus. Often our hearts will burn within us as He draws nigh to commune with us as He did with Enoch. When this is in truth the experience of the Christian, there is seen in his life a simplicity, a humility, meekness, and lowliness of heart, that show to all with whom he associated that he has been with Jesus and learned of Him. .— Christ’s Object Lessons, page 129, par. 3     Read entire Chapter 11



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       +     Learn to Pray    ( 20 )         >     Learn to pray aloud   ( 3 )

       +     Know how to Pray   ( 22 )    >    Those who know how to pray  ( 4 )


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  In the parable the petitioner was again and again repulsed, but he did not relinquish his purpose. So our prayers do not always seem to receive an immediate answer; but Christ teaches that we should not cease to pray. Prayer is not to work any change in God; it is to bring us into harmony with God.  When we make request of Him, He may see that it is necessary for us to search our hearts and repent of sin. Therefore He takes us through test and trial, He brings us through humiliation, that we may see what hinders the working of His Holy Spirit through us.

     Christ’s Object Lessons, page 143, par. 1



  Keep your wants, your joys, your sorrows, your cares, and your fears before God. You cannot burden Him; you cannot weary Him. He who numbers the hairs of your head is not indifferent to the wants of His children. "The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy." James 5:11His heart of love is touched by our sorrows and even by our utterances of them. Take to Him everything that perplexes the mind. Nothing is too great for Him to bear, for He holds up worlds, He rules over all the affairs of the universe. Nothing that in any way concerns our peace is too small for Him to notice. There is no chapter in our experience too dark for Him to read; there is no perplexity too difficult for Him to unravel. No calamity can befall the least of His children, no anxiety harass the soul, no joy cheer, no sincere prayer escape the lips, of which our heavenly Father is unobservant, or in which He takes no immediate interest. "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Psalm 147:3. The relations between God and each soul are as distinct and full as though there were not another soul upon the earth to share His watchcare, not another soul for whom He gave His beloved Son.  Steps to Christ, page 100.1

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What a prayer was that which came forth from the lips of Daniel! What humbling of soul it reveals! The warmth of heavenly fire was recognized in the words that were going upward to God. Heaven responded to that prayer by sending its messenger to Daniel. In this our day, prayers offered in like manner will  prevail with God. "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." As in ancient times, when prayerwas offered, fire descended from heaven, and consumed the sacrifice upon the altar, so in answer to our prayers, the heavenly fire will come into our souls. The light and power of the Holy Spirit will be ours. . . .  {CC 256.4}


To live thus by the word of God means the surrender to Him of the whole life. There will be felt a continual sense of need and dependence, a drawing out of the heart after God.  Prayer is a necessity; for it is the life of the soul. Family prayer,  public prayer,  have their place; but it is secret communion with God that sustains the soul life. { Ed 258.3} 


 Give the erring one no occasion for discouragement. Suffer not a Pharisaical hardness to come in and hurt your brother. Let no bitter sneer rise in mind or heart. Let no tinge of scorn be manifest in the voice. If you speak a word of your own, if you take an attitude of indifference, or show suspicion or distrust, it may prove the ruin of a soul. He needs a brother with the Elder Brother's heart of sympathy to touch his heart of humanity. Let him feel the strong clasp of a sympathizing hand, and hear the whisper, Let us pray. God will give a rich experience to you both. Prayer unites us with one another and with God. Prayer brings Jesus to our side, and gives to the fainting, perplexed soul new strength to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. Prayer turns aside the attacks of Satan.   {COL 250.2}   Read entire Chapter 19
Prayer is the most holy exercise of the soul. It should be sincere, humble, earnest_the desires of a renewed heart breathed in the presence of a holy God. When the suppliant feels that he is in the divine presence, self will be forgotten. He will have no desire to display human talent; he will not seek to please the ear of men, but to obtain the blessing which the soul craves.  {5T 201.3}



We, too, must have times set apart for meditation and prayer and for receiving spiritual refreshing. We do not value the power and efficacy of prayer as we should. Prayer and faith will do what no power on earth can accomplish. We are seldom, in all respects, placed in the same position twice. We continually have new scenes and new trials to pass through, where past experience cannot be a sufficient guide. We must have the continual light that comes from God.  {MH 509.2}



At family worship [on Sabbath] let the children take a part. Let all bring their Bibles and each read a verse or two. Then let some familiar hymn be sung, followed by prayer. For this, Christ has given a model. The Lord’s Prayer was not intended to be repeated merely as a form, but it is an illustration of what our prayers should be—simple, earnest, and comprehensive. In a simple petition tell the Lord your needs and express gratitude for His mercies. Thus you invite Jesus as a welcome guest into your home and heart. In the family long prayers concerning remote objects are not in place. They make the hour of prayer a weariness, when it should be regarded as a privilege and blessing. Make the season one of interest and joy.  { CG 524.2 } { CCh 264.2} 


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