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.
- Ascertain the priority God places on prayer in Scripture.
- Discern the necessity of prayer for effective Christian ministry to others.
- Identify several key biblical passages which underscore different ways to pray, including intercessory prayer, fasting and praying with others.
- Comprehend several obstacles to prayer and how to overcome them.
- Develop effective strategies for coping with unanswered prayer.
- Ascertain a biblical understanding of what it means to persevere in prayer and to live prayerfully in God’s presence.
- Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, DMin
- Princeton Theological Seminary, MDiv
- Westmont College, BA
Great course. I learned a lot about prayer in this course and how it relates to our relationship with the Father and Jesus.Terry
I like the parts where known people are used as an illustration. It impressed in me that the trust and living dependent on God is within my reach however small my faith is.Renato
This was my first course, so I do not have any other ones to compare it to. However, if they are all as well done as this, you can be assured that many people will be strengthened in their walks with Christ.Autumn
Great insights. Thank you.Leslie
This lesson re-ignited in me a strong desire to prayerfully be in the presence of the Lord. With the distractions of this world, I had gotten off the course of daily prayer. This course was definitely what I needed. I learned some new concepts and ideas along with reinforcement of things I had been taught in the past. Overall this was an awesome experience! I’ve even started a prayer journal.Tracey
Each lesson in this course was very insightful and provided many thought on which to ponder.Horace
Great reminder about prayer and the significance and importance of continually walking in it.Leon
This course helped me understand prayer and its power. I understand God will not answer prayer the way we want but I know He is with me.David
I really enjoy Dr. Banks’ lecture style. He was very easy to listen to and his content was succinct and well organized.Rockne
Thank you so much you gave me a such wonderful opportunity to learn about prayer.Yumiko
This course shed a lot of insight and more knowledge of praying and fasting.Tara
I appreciated the way the course was split up into short and manageable sections. With the short video lessons, the interactive discussion, and the quiz, this gave me an opportunity to study and learn without feeling overwhelmed.Geoffrey
I really enjoyed the lessons; each of them challenged me to go deeper and how much I didn’t know.Angela
I truly enjoyed the lessons. They gave me a new perspective on prayer.Dorothy
I enjoyed this course so much. It was exactly what I was looking for. Actually, it exceeded my expectations. After this course, I felt growth in the knowledge of faith. The questions that I had while on my spiritual journey have certainly been answered. Also, the course discussed things I never thought about; it gave me insight and knowledge.Dannita
This course covers many aspects of prayer that are often not taught in churches, let alone new believers classes.Everett
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and learned many things about prayer that had not crossed my mind before. I believe my prayer life will be more satisfying and richer because of it. Thank you for providing this opportunity!Erin
I loved the course. Thank you!Patti
I enjoyed it and learned a lot about prayer.J.
Excellent writing, reinforcement, and retention strategies. I learned sooooo much!Skip
Great class and wealthy of knowledge to be used in everyday life.Aram
This was my first course. So much like the format which allows one to listen and/or read simultaneously. Teacher did a great job. Material was separated into manageable segments.Dwight
Praise the lord for insightsWilliam
I have learned to get closer to God after taking this course.Cam
So good so practical. And so doableDonald
My wife and I are really enjoying the lectures on prayer. You’d think that people in their mid-70’s who spent their career in pastoral ministry would have this “Prayer thing” mastered… but the lectures are so practical and helpful. We’re actually listening together for our “devotions”!Ray
This course answered some questions for me and confirmed what I had already been practising.Aileen
I truly have enjoy and learn from this course. Is been spiritual uplifting, will recommend it to anyone that will like to learn more about prayer they will feel different once they take it like I did to God be the glory thank you so much.Evelyn
Dr Banks is truly a blessed and gifted man, I truly enjoyed his stories, his heart and his dedication to Christ!Steven