Right Division: The Subject of Prayer


Prayer is one of the most incredible, most important, most often misunderstood, and least-utilized privileges enjoyed by believers in Christ. Preachers nowadays often present the subject of prayer in an almost spooky, superstitious way. They act as if prayer is their own, personal, lucky stone that they can rub and get whatever they ask for. Many Christians flock towards this type of "name it and claim it" preaching, and if they get what they asked for, they declare, "See! It works! Prayer works!" But if not, they begin to doubt God's promises, and doubt God's faithfulness. As a result, many Christians are hurt and confused because they prayed about something and think that God didn't answer their pleas.

According to 1 Timothy 1:16, God saved Saul of Tarsus, the chief of sinners, and set him forth as a pattern for other believers in this age of grace as the apostle Paul. With this knowledge in mind, believers should be asking themselves these questions: When Paul prayed, what did he pray for? What did Paul deem important as he prayed?

In this series, we will dive into God's Word in order to help us properly understand what a blessing God's gift of prayer can be in our lives!

Each lesson includes:

•             Free audio of Pastor Dan's teaching

•             A Bible study handout for the lesson *

•             Pastor Dan's personal notes

You can download the complete set of notes here:

•             Bible study handouts

•             Pastor Dan’s personal notes

* Handouts are available for lessons taught in 2007 or later. There is a video for the lesson from 3/30/10.



Date Bible Passage Sermon Title (Click to View) Speaker
10/15/2006 Matthew 16:19; 18:18-19 I Prayed In Faith: Why Didn't God Answer? Dan Proctor
11/18/2007 Nehemiah 1 Everything Starts With Prayer Dan Proctor
11/25/2007 Nehemiah 1:5-11 How To Have An Effective Prayer Life Dan Proctor
6/30/2010 Colossians 1:9-10 Teach Us How To Pray, Paul Dan Proctor
5/3/2015 Genesis 18 & 19 A Powerful Prayer Life Dan Proctor
7/26/2015 2 Kings 4:18-37 Life-Giving Prayer Dan Proctor
5/21/2017 Matthew 6:5-13 Jesus Teach Us To Pray Dan Proctor
5/28/2017 Matthew 6:9-13 Making The Model Prayer Practical - Part 1 Dan Proctor
6/11/2017 Matthew 6:9-13 Making The Model Prayer Practical - Part 2 Pastor Dan Proctor
5/17/2020 Philippians 4:6-7 Glorious Prayer Promises (Part One) Pastor Dan Proctor
5/24/2020 Romans 8:26-29 Glorious Prayer Promises (Part Two) Pastor Dan Proctor
5/31/2020 Ephesians 2-3 Glorious Prayer Promises (Part Three) Pastor Dan Proctor
6/7/2020 How to Know I'm Praying in God's Will Pastor Dan Proctor
6/14/2020 How to Know I'm Praying in God's Will (Part 2) Pastor Dan Proctor
6/28/2020 How to Know I'm Praying in God's Will (Part 3) Pastor Dan Proctor
7/12/2020 How to Know I'm Praying in God's Will (Part 4) Pastor Dan Proctor
7/19/2020 Luke 6 Jesus and Prayer (Part 1) Pastor Dan Proctor
7/26/2020 Matthew 21 Jesus and Prayer (Part 2) Pastor Dan Proctor
8/2/2020 Jesus and Prayer (Part 3) Pastor Dan Proctor