Garden of Prayer

The standard of a religious life is the standard of prayer. Prayer is so vital, so essential, so far-reaching, that it enters into all religion and sets the standard clear and definite before the eye. The degree of our estimate of prayer fixes our ideas of the standard of a religious life.  –E. M. Bounds.

We hope the contents of this “garden” will help focus more attention to the wonderful privilege and duty of prayer.

A Husband’s Prayer Dear heavenly Father, How deeply I thank you for the lovely and…

Dear precious grandchildren – until you have grandkids of your own, you’ll never know how…

Dear Father, Thank you for my children.  Please bless each one today as they go…

PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY Heavenly Father: We come now with thanksgiving as well as concern…

PRAYER FOR ONE’S OWN FORGIVENESS Dear Father, In recent days, as you know, I have…

PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT The idea of praying “in the Spirit” used to conjure up…

PRAYER FOR PREACHERS God our loving heavenly Father, We thank you so much for those…

A FATHER’S PRAYER Dear Father in Heaven, Thank you, thank you so very much for…

Almighty and glorious Father in heaven— How great you are! How wonderful your deeds of…

PRAYER OF PRAISE NO. 1 Our Father in heaven, Praise be to you from everlasting…

PRAYER AT LOSS OF HUSBAND OR WIFE Dear Father, Help me, please! I’m hurting so…

EVENING PRAYER NO. 1 Dear Father in heaven, As the shades of another night gather…

MORNING PRAYER NO. 1 Dear Father in heaven, Praise be to you, the loving, compassionate,…

IMPROVING PUBLIC PRAYERS A central part of the Christian’s life is the simple, yet profound,…

MORNING PRAYER NO. 2 Dear Father, You have given us another day when the beauty…

SHAMELESSNESS IN PRAYER Words like “importunity” have never rolled easily off my tongue. As a…