Prayer Archive

Effective Prayer

Hank addresses a caller who is struggling with prayer, and describes how meditating upon the word of God is the key to developing an intimate relationship with Him.

The Prayer of Jabez or the Prayer of Jesus?

This article first appeared in the Practical Apologetics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 24, number 3 (2001). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, He might have responded by pointing them to the prayers of […]

The Problem with Prayer Research

SYNOPSIS In 1872, Francis Galton inquired into the practice of intercessory prayer and concluded that it was not particularly efficacious. He came to this conclusion by studying statistical tables of average lifespans. In the halls of medicine today, scientists are also making serious inquiries into prayer’s efficacy using more sophisticated statistical measures. Prayer, specifically intercessory […]

The Prayer of Jesus

Hank Hanegraaff’s best-selling book, The Prayer of Jesus (Word, 2001), has been widely praised for bringing a solid biblical perspective to the current popular interest in prayer. Rather than print an excerpt from the book, we determined an informal interview with Hank would be of greater value to our readers. We could have conducted an […]

National Council of Churches Gathering Explores Mystical Prayer

While one group prac­ticed principles of Buddhist medita­tion, another was introduced to Asian spiritual exercises. In another workshop, a group of people were celebrating femi­nine “biblical” images of God through prayer, song, mime, and dance. The occasion wasn’t the latest New Age convergence, but rather “A Gathering at Christians,” a mega-event sponsored by the National […]