Exploration of Great Man and Women of Prayer

Philosophy and Christianity have an interplay which cannot be ignored.

While in my opinion the wisest statement about wisdom are the many that Jesus Christ made on the issues of wisdom for example about the wise builder who builds on

Matthew 7:24-27, where he speaks about the importance of building one’s life on a solid foundation of wisdom and understanding.

Christ states “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it !!!”

I cannot also ignore the noticeable effect of the Socratic Paradox; one of the wisest statements ever made by a man other than christ about learning is attributed to the Greek philosopher Socrates, who famously said, “I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”

This statement, also known as the Socratic paradox, suggests that true wisdom comes not from thinking we know everything, but from acknowledging our own ignorance and being open to learning and growth.

In other words, to truly learn, one must first recognise that there is always more to learn and remain humble in the face of new knowledge and experiences.

This sentiment has been echoed throughout history by countless other thinkers and educators, highlighting the enduring wisdom of Socrates’ insight.

While we recognise the wisdom of men like Socrates and even biblical Solomon, I am in no doubt that their prose is to be acknowledged, at prayers online we are about prayer and also accepting that it is the greatest conduit to learning and with that wisdom itself.

In the coming weeks and months, We will be looking at learning about the prayers of some of the significant men and women of prayer in the Bible:

I. Old Testament

A. Abraham

  • Prayed for a son and interceded for the people of Sodom (Genesis 18:16-33)
  • Prayed for Abimelech and his household (Genesis 20:7)

B. Moses

  • Prayed for the Israelites during the battle against the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-13)
  • Interceded for the Israelites after they made the golden calf (Exodus 32:11-14)

C. Hannah

  • Prayed for a son and dedicated him to God (1 Samuel 1:10-20)

D. David

  • Wrote many Psalms, which were songs and prayers of praise and lamentation (e.g., Psalm 3, 51)

E. Elijah

  • Prayed for a drought and for its end (1 Kings 17:1, 18:41-46)
  • Prayed for the widow’s son to be raised from the dead (1 Kings 17:17-24)

II. New Testament

A. Jesus

  • Taught his disciples how to pray the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)
  • Prayed for his disciples and for all believers (John 17:1-26)

B. Mary

  • Praised God in her song of worship, the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55)

C. Peter

  • Prayed for the healing of Tabitha, who was raised from the dead (Acts 9:36-43)

D. Paul

  • Prayed for the Ephesian church to have spiritual wisdom and knowledge (Ephesians 1:15-23)
  • Prayed for the healing of Epaphroditus (Philippians 2:25-30)

E. Stephen

  • Prayed for forgiveness for his persecutors before he was stoned to death (Acts 7:59-60)

This is just a small sampling of the many significant men and women of prayer in the Bible that we will be exploring.

Let Us Pray: Father we come to you today with a heart full of gratitude and thanksgiving. Thank you for the incredible privilege and opportunity to teach ourselves and learn about prayer. It is an honor to have been given the chance to deepen understanding of this fundamental aspect of our faith, and to share that knowledge with others.

Thank you for the gift of prayer, for the ability to come before you in humility and with a spirit of openness and trust. There continues to be gratitude for the ways in which prayer has transformed life, and for the ways in which it continues to shape and guide ours each and every day.

Thank you, Lord, for the wisdom and insight that you have given in reflection on prayer including insights from the lives of great men and women who have gone before us.

May your grace continue to flow through me as I seek to live a life of prayer and to share that life with others. May my teaching and learning be a testament to your love and mercy, and may it inspire others to draw closer to you in prayer and in all things.

Thank you, Father GOD, for this incredible journey, and for the blessings that you continue to pour out every day.

Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen,

The Prayer: 3 Prong Approach To Successful Prayer Life Introduction Prayer

The 3 Prong Approach To Successful Prayer Life


Prayer is an integral part of our daily lives, but it can be difficult to get the most out of your prayer life. If you’re like me, you’ve heard all the advice on how to pray effectively: be quiet and still, don’t talk to yourself during prayer time (or at least not if anyone else is around), close your eyes, stand, kneel, etc. But there’s another way that works better than any other approach—and it’s based on something here at Prayesonline have seen over and over again in Scripture: God always noticeably answers prayers when they’re made with three prongs or steps. In this article, we’re going to explore the three foundations of prayer—and how you can use them in your own life.

Once you know the foundations, you can then add the mechanics or structure of prayer (which we will discuss in another article) and see how it works.

So what are the three foundations of prayer? The first is Faith; The second is Deeds (humility, works, being a good person etc); and the third is knowledge ( which will include persistence, patience, perseverance etc).

1. Faith- A resolute trust- Confidence

Faith is a state of mind. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the importance of this concept, because faith isn’t something you can see or touch—it’s more like an attitude and feeling than anything else. But if you look closely enough at your own thoughts and actions, you’ll see that faith plays an important role in everything we do every day: We have faith that when we turn on the tap, water will come out. We have faith that if we drive on the roads in our car, someone won’t crash us over and kill us. And we have faith that if we go to a hospital, doctors and nurses will be able to help heal whatever’s wrong with us. We have faith that if we hand some money over to a bank, they’ll keep it safe for us and pay us back when we ask for it. And we have faith that if our friends say something about someone else, it’s true—even if we don’t see any evidence for ourselves.

Really faith is just trust and taking things on good authority. If an airline pilot say ” Ladies and Gentleman we are cruising at thirty thousand feet (30 000), you don’t need to see it for yourself; you just have to trust that he knows what he’s talking about.

We have faith that when we turn on the tap, water will come out. We have faith that if we drive on the roads in our car, someone won’t crash us over and kill us. And we have faith that if we go to a hospital, doctors and nurses will be able to help heal whatever’s wrong with us. We have faith that if we hand some money over to a bank, they’ll keep it safe for us and pay us back when we ask for it. And we have faith that if our friends say something about someone else, it’s true—even if.

So in Prayer;

Faith means having confidence in God’s ability to help us succeed at whatever we’re trying to accomplish (1 Corinthians 1:9-10).

Faith also means believing that God wants us to achieve our goals by His power alone (Ephesians 6:10).

Faith means trusting God for all things—even when our circumstances seem bleak or hopeless (Exodus 14:13).

2. Deeds: Acts: What we do

The second way to build a successful prayer life is by doing good works. While the faith is being in the right state of mind at the right time, this one is about being actively involved.

Good works are those deeds that we do because they are the right thing to do; they’re not just something we think sounds good or feels nice when someone asks us what we were up to today (or yesterday). A good deed is something that will help others—not only because it makes them happy but also because it brings glory to God and his name as well as bringing honor on him for having given us these capabilities for service!

There are many ways of thinking about doing good. Philosophers have used words like Utilitarian and Deontological to describe the different ways that people think about doing good. With utilitarianism, we do good based on the outcomes that it brings about. With deontology, we do good because it is what we should do regardless of the outcomes. Utilitarianism can be seen as a way to determine if our actions are right or wrong; deontology is more concerned with how things should be done regardless of outcome. This seems like a small difference in theory, but it has huge implications for how we live our lives as Christians and what motivates us to act in certain ways (or not).

There is a third way which is clear in the scriptures which is love. Love is the highest form of morality and ethics. When we are motivated by love, we naturally do what is right.

In other words: if you’re going through hard times or going through bad days with no one around who can help out…do good work! Then your prayers will be noticeably answered.

3. Knowledge – Information – Understanding – Reality

Knowledge, understanding and reality are the three keys that unlock your heart and mind to success.

Knowledge is power. It’s what allows you to make choices that will bring about positive change in your life. You can choose not to know something, but if you do know something then you will be able to make better decisions based on your knowledge base of reality. In other words if you know about the foundations, principles, laws that govern prayer, then you can make better decisions about how you will pray, which will give you more effective results. Knowledge is power. The more knowledge and understanding you have of the laws that govern prayer, the more powerful prayer will be in your life.

Understanding is a powerful tool when it comes time for prayer, (Matthew 13:11). Through understanding comes wisdom which leads us towards enlightenment so we may live our lives according to God’s design rather than following our own desires which often lead us astray from His plan for our lives!

Create a prayer life that is powerful and effective

Prayer is more than a duty. It’s an opportunity to speak with God and receive his help in your life. Prayer is a privilege that we all need to use as often as possible for personal, professional, family, societal and world growth.

God has given us specific roles in which he wants us to pray, so make sure you have a plan and purpose when praying so that it will be effective!

Be Obedient to God’s Word- Trust the Spiritual Manual the Holy Bible

The spiritual manual is your life guide, it contains all you need to know about prayer and faith in God. It’s like an instruction book for how to live a successful life of prayer. You can read it daily, just a few sentences at first until you get used to following its teachings and applying what you learn from it each day.

There are many debates that we can have, but essentially, The Bible is God’s instruction manual for how to live a successful life. It contains all the knowledge you need and is the best way to learn about prayer and faith in God. The Bible also teaches us that we have been given specific roles in life, so make sure you have a plan and purpose when praying so that it will be effective!

When we are born we do get two instruction manuals, our DNA and the library of wisdom contained in the library of books that makes uo the bible. The Bible is a collection of 66 books written by 40 authors over a period of 1,500 years may be more. It was written to give us the ultimate guide for living life and it has everything we need to know about how to pray effectively.

Walk in Faith – Take the promise in the Manual with the same conviction of a dollar note or whichever currency you use to buy goods, even crypto!

It is God’s promise, not just a piece of paper. He will honor His Word and keep it for you.

It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, young or old, male or female.

If you believe in the power of prayer and that God always answers your prayers, then the manual will help guide you through the process of getting what you want out of life!

Walk in Faith: Treat the promises of God—both those that are highlighted for you and those hidden within the Manual.

You can be confident that God will keep His word, because He is faithful and true (1 Timothy 1:17).

You can also be confident that He will do what He says, for “Jesus Christ has saved us” by His blood (Titus 3:5).

If we trust Him and walk by faith, then no matter where we go or what happens to us along our journey through life, there is nothing this great God cannot accomplish through our efforts and prayers!

Finally,- Stay in Prayer (Learn to Pray)

This means that you must learn how to pray and not take long breaks from your time with God.

You can start this by praying daily, but if it isn’t working for you then try praying weekly or monthly instead. If that doesn’t work either then go back to daily! You don’t need to be perfect at everything, just commit yourself into what God has called each person around you (and yourself!) to do and this is sometimes by putting a desire which can be fulfilled by prayer.

If you are obedient, faithful and pray without ceasing, the promises of God will manifest in your life.

If you are obedient, faithful and pray without ceasing, the promises of God will manifest in your life.

The power of prayer is amazing! I have seen it work for others that I know personally and those who have prayed for me. It has been a great blessing to me over the years as well as my family members. You can make an impact on other people’s lives through your words or just by being there when they need someone to talk with or simply show them love!

Prayers for healing: We all want health but sometimes we don’t see how our prayers are working until something happens that seems like it was not supposed to be possible but then miraculously happens anyway.

Let Us Pray: Father in the heavenly realms and within our hearts, we know that you are the greatest of all physicians. We pray for each and everyone who is reading this for themselves or others who require your healing hand.

Like in the days of Hezekiah (2 Kings 20 ) who became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”

The bible says Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, “Remember, O LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.”

Before Isaiah had left the middle court, your word came to him: “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, `This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.

You gave him three days to recover and said, On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the LORD. You went on to say I will add fifteen years to your life. Then Isaiah said, “Prepare a poultice of figs.” They did so and applied it to the boil, and he recovered.

Father you are the same then, yesterday and forevermore. As you have done for Hezekiah so you will do for me, and everyone who is reading this in faith. May the words of my mouth as well as theirs and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight.

Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen!


This is the way that you can have a more intense prayer life. You must learn to obey God’s Word, stay in faith, act in a good way, increase your knowledge of the bible and walk with God all the time. If you are obedient and faithful to Him then He will answer your prayers according to His promises. Try to pray without ceasing because if you do so then God will answer your prayers in an amazing way.