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.
I enjoyed the course very much. I should’ve completed the final exam and assessment sooner after completing the courseworkKevin, United States (US)
This was my first class with Our Daily Bread University. Dr. Banks is a great teacher. I learned so much about prayer, and I look forward to taking more classes.Robyn, United States (US)
I truly learned a lot from this course.
I want so much to be more like Jesus in my everyday life.
Daily my desire is to know the Father more intimately like Jesus knows the Father.
This course has been an answer to that prayer.
I have learned how to truly pray on a deeper level.
This course inspired me to pray and taught me truths about prayer I had never heard before. I have already applied the truths to my life and have seen results. I am excited to pray now.E, United States (US)
This course really challenged me. I am the better for it. It really gave me the information needed to pray better, and understanding of why prayer is so important.Stephanie, United States (US)
God Bless You All! Thank You For the Wonderful Information!Christopher, United States (US)
Great lessons and teaching tools and techniques used regarding prayers. Numerous lessons tried to the subjects helped me.Michelle, United States (US)
This was such a beautiful, helpful, inspiring, comprehensive lesson on prayer. I am truly thankful for this course. My heart has been touched and my desire to live in an atmosphere of prayer and the presence of the Lord has deepened.Laurie, United States (US)
I enjoyed listening to James Banks, his style of lecturing was relaxed but at the same time affirmative. He truly believes in what he is speaking. Thank You.Ray, United Kingdom (UK)
This course was so rich with personal help for my prayer life. Thank you so very much.Carita, United States (US)
stimulating and encouragingJudith, United Kingdom (UK)
I so appreciate being able to listen to lectures from a true Christian leader and teacher, and respond to questions in my own home, and online. Super format!Sara, United States (US)
Life changingAnthony, United States (US)
Loved this course. I do recommend it to others.Mark, United States (US)
I enjoyed this course. I learned a lot about unanswered prayer and persevering in prayer.Lisa, Trinidad and Tobago
It was a great lesson and course. Very insightful and helped me grow closer to God.Bjorn, United States (US)
This was an inspiring and greatly encouraging course, I thought it was excellent and have recommended it to others in my church. Thank you.Kathryn, United Kingdom (UK)
The course was informative and cause me to think about my prayer life and devote time to being with my God.Tommie, United States (US)
I’ve read this course a couple of times and decided to enroll to receive the full benefit. I’m glad I did. It provided insight and encouragement with my prayer challenges.Kimberly, United States (US)
What a blessing to listen & learn under Dr. Banks.Tim, United States (US)
Really enjoyed the course, thank you.Schalk, South Africa
Truly enjoyed this course, thank you!Toni, South Africa
Thank you, this was a very insightful journey into prayer, and it covered a lot of areas that I had never considered about prayer.Sterling, United States (US)
Great lecture.Loria, United States (US)
Excellent course with simple explanations about why Christians need to continuously build a closer relationship with Christ through prayer.Nana, Canada
Although this course may have been the “basics”, it was refreshing and enlightening. I think we all need to get back to the basics.Sophia, United States (US)
Very informative and enlightening.Jay, United States (US)
I went into this course skeptical due to my raising and how I was taught to pray in certain ways and came out of this course with a new understanding of how to really pray personally between myself and God. It truly opened me up to a whole new understanding of what prayer truly is.Lavonda, United States (US)
Overall, I enjoyed the course.Jamey, United States (US)
The course was excellent and the lecturer was knowledgeable on the subject.Melisza, United States (US)
Thank you for offering these courses. It really helpful to me as I’m living a nomadic life currently and while I attend church, it’s not feasible to dive in and become as involved as I would like to be. These courses help me grow spiritually during this season of my life.Beth, United States (US)
I absolutely loved this course. Thank you!!Marci, United States (US)
I learned so much from this course! And I will share it with as many people as I possibly can!Melissa, United States (US)
I gained a lot of inside from this course.Laurie, United States (US)
I loved the way this course was delivered. I am relatively new to Christianity and I am trying to catch up on everything about it. It is great to be able to complete courses like this to help me to pray correctly and effectively.
Thank you so much.
Great course. I learned a lot about prayer in this course and how it relates to our relationship with the Father and Jesus.Terry, United States (US)
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, Canada
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, United States (US)
Great insights. Thank you.Leslie, Canada
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, United States (US)
Each lesson in this course was very insightful and provided many thought on which to ponder.Horace, United States (US)
Great reminder about prayer and the significance and importance of continually walking in it.Leon, Canada
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, United States (US)
I really enjoy Dr. Banks’ lecture style. He was very easy to listen to and his content was succinct and well organized.Rockne, United States (US)
Thank you so much you gave me a such wonderful opportunity to learn about prayer.Yumiko, United States (US)
This course shed a lot of insight and more knowledge of praying and fasting.Tara, United States (US)
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, United States (US)
I really enjoyed the lessons; each of them challenged me to go deeper and how much I didn’t know.Angela, United States (US)
I truly enjoyed the lessons. They gave me a new perspective on prayer.Dorothy, United States (US)