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  • Fasting is Feasting Today in the Word, January 19, 1997, p. 26
  • Purposes for Fasting Your Father Loves You by James Packer, (Harold Shaw Publishers, 1986), page for June 14
  • Times for Fasting Calvin, Institutes, IV, 12, 14
  • R. A. Torry Our Daily Bread, November 25, 1998
  • Ways to Pray Excerpted from the Rebirth of America, Arthur S. DeMoss Foundation
  • Prayer Path Our Daily Bread, November 18, 1996
  • A Definition of Prayer Source unknown
  • A Healthy Exercise Moody's Anecdotes, pp. 54-56
  • A Long Apprenticeship Daily Walk, February 11.
  • A Necessity Edward Payson, quoted in Preacher and Prayer, E. M. Bounds, 1907, p. 32
  • A Prayer Life Costs Our Daily Bread, November 17
  • A Privilege and an Obligation Source unknown
  • A True Story Common Ground, Vol. 10, No. 7
  • Abe Lincoln Our Daily Bread, June 4, 1997
  • Aim of Prayer Your Father Loves You by James Packer, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1986, page for July 18
  • Albert Einstein Ron Lee Davis, Courage to Begin Again, (Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR; 1978), pp. 169-170
  • Alexander the Great Today in the Word, MBI, August, 1991, p. 19
  • An Exercise of Worship E. Schuyler English, in Our Daily Bread
  • Andrew Murray Andrew Murray in With Christ in the School of Prayer.
  • Andrew Murray Our Daily Bread, November 13
  • Are You at Wits End Corner? Source unknown
  • Ask for Great Things Moody's Anecdotes, p. 10
  • Asking From the Book of 750 Bible and Gospel Studies, 1909, George W Noble, Chicago
  • Asleep on His Knees The Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 206
  • Bill Moyers Don Oberdorfer in Washington Post, quoted in Reader's Digest, April, 1980
  • Cadillac Dealer The Jokesmith, Bits & Pieces, November 10, 1994, p. 4
  • Cattle on a Thousand Hills Today in the Word, MBI, January, 1990, p. 36
  • Cause of Leanness and Unfruitfulness Richard Newton, source unknown
  • Charles Spurgeon The Kneeling Christian, Clarion Classics, 1986, Zondervan Publishing House, pp. 79-80
  • Charles Spurgeon Our Daily Bread, April 24
  • Children's Prayers Reprinted by permission of Thomas Nelson Publishers. From the book Dear Pastor, 1980 by Bill Adler Books, Inc.
  • Christ Prays for Us! Our Daily Bread, May 28, 1995
  • Count It Done V. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids; 1962), p. 53
  • D. L. Moody Joseph M. Stowell, "Great is His Faithfulness!," Today in the Word, November, 1998, pp. 2-3
  • Deepening Intimacy Born For Battle, R. Arthur Matthews
  • Deeper in Prayer Source unknown
  • Definition of Prayer Our Daily Bread, September 16
  • Divine Appointment Why Christians Sin, J. Kirk Johnston, Discovery House, 1992, pp. 39-41
  • Efficacy of Prayer Your Father Loves You by James Packer, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1986, page for July 19
  • Elements in Prayer From the Book of 750 Bible and Gospel Studies, 1909, George W Noble, Chicago
  • Epitaph Source unknown
  • Exhortation To Prayer Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • Extraordinary Prayer Calvin, Institutes, IV, 12, 14
  • Fervency of Spirit William Law, in J. S. Baxter, Explore the Book, p. 236
  • Fiddler on the Roof Source unknown
  • Four Principles of Prayer: Bill Donahue, Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1996), pp. 57-58
  • Gallop Poll Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, NY, Content - The Newsletter, August, 1990, p. 1
  • George Mueller 1 Source unknown
  • George Mueller 2 Our Daily Bread, January 13
  • George Mueller 3 Our Daily Bread, February 23
  • Giving to Get Contributed by Brendan P. Edet to Reader's Digest, January 1997, p. 98
  • Growing in Prayer Too Busy Not To Pray, Bill Hybels, IVP, p. 74
  • How Important is Faithfulness in Prayer? Source unknown
  • Howard Hendricks Footprints, Howard & Jeanne Hendricks, Multnomah Press, 1981, pp. 16-19
  • Hudson Taylor Our Daily Bread, July 19, 1989
  • I Asked God. . . An unknown Confederate soldier
  • I Know He Has Answered Prayer Anonymous, quoted in Prodigals and Those Who Love Them, Ruth Bell Graham, 1991, Focus on the Family Publishing, p. 45.
  • It Happened Anyway Jay Kesler, Raising Responsible Kids, Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1991, p. 75
  • Jesus and Prayer Haddon Robinson, Focal Point
  • John Knox Our Daily Bread. April 11
  • Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards, 1742
  • Liturgy From Exegesis and Exposition, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall, 1988) p. 55.
  • Looking Upwards In A Storm Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • Martin Luther Robert Murray McCheyne, source unknown
  • Martin Luther Martin Luther, source unknown
  • Mau Mau Uprising Touch the World Through Prayer, W. Duewel, OMS, pp. 85-6
  • Measuring Faith Attitudes Source: Barna Research Group, by Monica Seaberry and Mike Paquette, 1998 Religion News Service, quoted in Moody, July/August, 1998, p. 37
  • Men of Prayer Preacher and Prayer, E. M. Bounds, 1907, pp. 5,7
  • Misdirected Prayers Jack Lewis, Spokane, WA
  • Missionary's Prayer Source unknown
  • Morning Prayer Source unknown
  • My Burdens Source unknown
  • Naughty Child Jean McMahon (Dyer, Ind.) in Reader's Digest, April 1980
  • No Short Cuts Warren Wiersbe, God Isn't In a Hurry, (Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI, 1994), p. 14
  • No Time to Pray Source unknown
  • On Opening a Place for Social Prayer Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • One Day at a Time Source unknown
  • Pastor Joe Wright's Prayer Pastor Joe Wright
  • Physicians Believe in the Power of Prayer Parade, Spokesman-Review, December 1, 1996, p. 18.
  • Poll on Prayer Sources: Poloma and Gallup, "Varieties of prayer": Greeley, Norc, Newsweek: January 6, 1992
  • Postures of Prayer Our Daily Bread , March 10
  • Power of Prayer in Salvation Henry G. Bosch, Our Daily Bread, March-May, 1996, p. for April 3
  • Pray On Our Daily Bread, October 23
  • Prayer a Privilege Our Daily Bread
  • Prayer Answered Faith Prayer & Tract League, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Prayer for Missionary Touch the World Through Prayer, W. Duewel, OMS, p. 85
  • Prayer Habits of Famous Men Christ Life Newsletter
  • Prayer Involves. . . Divine Healing Today, Richard Mayhue, Moody Press, pp. 102 ff.
  • Prayer is Nourishment Oswald Chambers, Christian Personal Ethics, C. F. H. Henry, Eerdmans, 1957, pp. 573ff
  • Prayer is Requesting C. S. Lewis in The World's Last Night, quoted in Christianity Today, January 11, 1993, p. 34
  • Prayer Lives of Famous Men Morning Glory, Sept.-Oct., 1997, p. 29.
  • Prayer of Surrender E. Stanley Jones, in Liberating Ministry From The Success Syndrome, K Hughes, Tyndale, 1988, p. 73
  • Prayer: Not a Dreamy Reverie J. Oswald Sanders, Cultivation of Christian Character, (Moody Press, Chicago; 1965), pp. 110-111
  • Prayers from Prison Camp Our Daily Bread, December 29, 1993
  • Prayers of the Unsaved Acts 10:4
  • Praying Hyde 1 You Can Win!, Roger F. Campbell, 1985, SP Publications, pp. 17-18.
  • Praying Hyde 2 The Kneeling Christian, Clarion Classics, 1986, Zondervan Publishing House, pp. 60-61
  • Prerequisites for Answered Prayer Bill Donahue, Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1996), p. 58
  • Quotes
  • Redskins Coach, Joe Gibbs New Man, July/August, 1994, p. 10
  • Restitution Moody's Anecdotes, pp. 49-50
  • Revival Oliver Price, Revival Insights, Vol. III, No. 4
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Our Daily Bread, June 15
  • Safe Only on Your Knees Source unknown
  • Satan's Temptation George Mueller in A Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings with George Mueller
  • Say a Prayer Source unknown
  • Secular View of Prayer Our Daily Bread, December 21, 1994
  • SFO General Hospital Adopted From Chicago Sun-Times
  • Silent Prayer Our Daily Bread, December 12
  • Someone Prayed Source unknown
  • Teaching Children to Pray S. Briscoe, Getting into God, p. 55
  • Tennyson Source unknown
  • The Answered Prayers V. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids; 1962), p. 103
  • The Best George MacDonald in George MacDonald, An Anthology, p. 130
  • The Bible's Example John Bunyan, in Pilgrim's Prayer Book
  • The Compass Martin J. Shannon in The Wall Street Journal
  • The House of Prayer Mark 11:17 Olney Hymns, by William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • The Link Source unknown
  • The Lord's Prayer Source unknown
  • The Preacher and Prayer Preacher and Prayer, E. M. Bounds, 1907, p. 13
  • The Spirit's Assistance in Prayer J. Oswald Sanders, Cultivation of Christian Character, (Moody Press, Chicago; 1965), pp. 105-107
  • The Tavern Why Christians Sin, J. K. Johnston, Discovery House, 1992, p. 129
  • Things to Pray for The Scocaster, Vol. 40, No. 10, March 7, 1999, p. 3
  • Traveling on My Knees Sandra Goodwin, Source unknown
  • Types of Prayer Source: Poloma and Gallup, "Varieties of Prayer," Newsweek, January 6, 1992.
  • Uniqueness of Prayer Life Your Father Loves You by James Packer, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1986, page for June 3
  • What do We Rely On? A. C. Dixon, in Evangelism, A Biblical Approach, M. Cocoris, Moody, 1984, p. 108
  • What if God Had an Answering Machine? Source unknown
  • What we Don't Ask For Baptist Challenge, 12/81
  • What's the Difference? Source unknown
  • When We Pray, Coincidences Happen David Watson, Called & Committed, (Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, IL; 1982), p. 83
  • When We Should Pray David Watson, Called & Committed, (Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, IL; 1982), pp. 92-95
  • When You Pray, Remember. . . William Barclay, quoted in Prodigals and Those Who Love Them, Ruth Bell Graham, 1991, Focus on the Family Publishing, p. 100
  • Why Pray? George MacDonald, Liberating Ministry From The Success Syndrome, K Hughes, Tyndale, 1988, p. 72
  • William Carey Source unknown
  • You Must Wait Source unknown
  • Josh McDowell Our Daily Bread, September 18
  • Just a Tiny Little Child Source unknown
  • Missionary to Mongolia Our Daily Bread, December 8
  • Ocean Voyage Our Daily Bread, April 16
  • The Hot Water Bottle Our Daily Bread, March 18
  • Watchman Nee You Can Win!, Roger F. Campbell, 1985, SP Publications, pp. 35-36
  • Barking Dog J.U., Spokane, WA
  • C. S. Lewis Quoted in Disappointment With God, Philip Yancey, Zondervan, p. 208
  • Hindrances to Prayer Days of Praise, Dec. 5, 1998
  • Norman Vincent Peale John Lavender, Why Prayers are Unanswered
  • Ted Turner Spokesman-Review, May 1, 1990
  • Unanswered Prayers Source unknown
  • Renewal Movement Christianity Today, April 6, 1979
  • Children's Prayers Source unknown
  • Good Night, God Source unknown
  • Prayers of Famous Men Sources unknown
  • Andrew Bonar Keith L. Brooks, Essential Themes, (Moody Press, Chicago; 1974), p. 6
  • Be Still and Cool in Thy Own Mind Source unknown
  • Get Away from Your Work Source Unknown
  • Greatest Spiritual Challenges Discipleship Journal, 11-12/92
  • I Met God in the Morning Author Unknown
  • Interruptions: The Biggest Enemy of Creativity Management Digest, Vol. 1, No. 4 (July, 1989)
  • Let Me Meet You Norman Shirk, April 10, 1981, KQ (Dallas Seminary)
  • Morning and Evening Prayer Charles Spurgeon, in Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 235
  • Noise Affects Human Behavior Source Unknown
  • Overcrowded Conditions Swindoll, Quest For Character, pp. 35-36
  • Quotes
  • Retirement Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • Shut The Door to Turn on the Light Our Daily Bread
  • The Quiet Hour Spokesman-Review, January 6, 1985, p. E3
  • Well Worn Path Today in the Word, June 29, 1992