Prayer Basics

Level: BasicNumber of Lessons: 10Avg. Length: 17 Min.Time Required: 5 Hours MinimumCEUs: .5Course Code: SF120
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The goal of this course is to help students discover the adventure God desires prayer to be, and to deepen their own relationship with Him through it. The student will gain a scripturally-based understanding of the vital importance of prayer for the Christian life and benefit from several practical strategies for pursuing it personally.


  1. Ascertain the priority God places on prayer in Scripture.
  2. Discern the necessity of prayer for effective Christian ministry to others.
  3. Identify several key biblical passages which underscore different ways to pray, including intercessory prayer, fasting and praying with others.
  4. Comprehend several obstacles to prayer and how to overcome them.
  5. Develop effective strategies for coping with unanswered prayer.
  6. Ascertain a biblical understanding of what it means to persevere in prayer and to live prayerfully in God’s presence.
James Banks, DMin
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, DMin
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, MDiv
  • Westmont College, BA

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Lesson One
Lesson Two
Lesson Three
Lesson Four
Lesson Five
Lesson Six
Lesson Seven
Lesson Eight
Lesson Nine
Lesson Ten
Course Wrap-Up

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