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
This course was so rich with personal help for my prayer life. Thank you so very much.Carita
stimulating and encouragingJudith
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
Loved this course. I do recommend it to others.Mark
I enjoyed this course. I learned a lot about unanswered prayer and persevering in prayer.Lisa
It was a great lesson and course. Very insightful and helped me grow closer to God.Bjorn
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
The course was informative and cause me to think about my prayer life and devote time to being with my God.Tommie
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
What a blessing to listen & learn under Dr. Banks.Tim
Really enjoyed the course, thank you.Schalk
Truly enjoyed this course, thank you!Toni
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
Excellent course with simple explanations about why Christians need to continuously build a closer relationship with Christ through prayer.Nana
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
Very informative and enlightening.Jay
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
Overall, I enjoyed the course.Jamey
The course was excellent and the lecturer was knowledgeable on the subject.Melisza
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
I absolutely loved this course. Thank you!!Marci
I learned so much from this course! And I will share it with as many people as I possibly can!Melissa
I gained a lot of inside from this course.Laurie
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
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