1. Jeri Tanner

    Sanctification and the promises of God

    I thought of the recent thread on the law and the promises of God as I listened to this sermon yesterday on a lovely drive through the Alabama countryside. It was so helpful and I pray it’s a blessing and helpful to many of you as well.
  2. Nathan_L

    Examining our prayer lives

    Hi folks! A question on prayer that I've asked myself before, but have never really felt completely satisfied with any answer I've came up with. How are we to examine our own prayer lives in light of those who are considered great prayer warriors - I'm thinking of the likes of David Brainerd...
  3. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Works of Henry Greenwood by Henry Greenwood (1545-1634)

    The Works of Henry Greenwood by Henry Greenwood (1545-1634) Henry Greenwood (1545-1634) was a Calvinistic Minister of the Gospel and a popular early Puritan theologian. Explore the timeless and biblical wisdom of Henry Greenwood’s original works compiled into a single volume. There are nine...
  4. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW WORK: The Works of Richard Greenham Volume 1

    The Works of Richard Greenham Volume 1 by Richard Greenham, (1531-1594) Richard Greenham, (1531-1594) was an early puritan, engaged in holy labor for Christ, being a most godly brother, wonderful pastor, zealous preacher, and esteemed as used greatly in the church of God. This first volume of...
  5. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK on Hints and Helps to Personal Devotions Explained by Thomas Harrison (1618-1682)

    Spiritual Logic or Hints and Helps to Personal Devotions by Thomas Harrison D.D. (1618–1682) Thomas Harrison D.D. (1618–1682) was a nonconformist divine and powerful preacher of the Gospel, who was well known for his eloquence and fluency both in prayer and preaching. In this wonderful...
  6. Santiago DO

    A stronger relationship with our Heavenly Father

    Hi family, I would like to ask you: How can we grow in our communion with our triune God? What has helped you most to improve your relationship with Him? Thank you so much.
  7. Alexander Suarez

    Source of Popular Martin Luther Quotation on Prayer?

    Does anyone know where this quotation, often attributed to Martin Luther, originates?
  8. U

    Matthew Henry on Prayer

    Are these the same book? Just different versions?
  9. Travis Fentiman

    Praying & Worshipping Publically Together by Distance

    The Orthodox Presbyterian Chuch in America has called for today, Saturday, August 21, 2021, to be a day of prayer and fasting that “we might lament our distress and unworthiness before the Lord, confess our sin, and commit ourselves anew to the faithful service of the Lord our God…” This could...
  10. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK and PURITAN: Ralph Brownrigg (1592-1659) on Repetnance and Prayer

    Repentance and Prayer by Ralph Brownrig (1592–1659) Ralph Brownrig (1592–1659) was hailed as one of the greatest lights in the church in his day, was an excellent preacher, a rigid Calvinist, and was nominated to the Westminster Assembly (though he didn't attend). The work is divided into four...
  11. Jonathan95

    Faithlessness and Double Mindedness in Prayer

    What are some helps to doubting while in prayer. The service this past Sunday was on James 1:5-8. I've noticed that it is very hard for me to believe that I will receive whatever I pray for. Are we only to pray for what God has already promised? I get stuck in the mindset that the Lord has no...
  12. Jonathan95

    Prayer Request for Marriage and Finance

    Hello there! I am incredibly grateful to the Lord for all. I recently turned 25 and I consider it to be a big deal. I became a believer when I was 19. I never really had anyone to show me the ropes. That is true for my life before Christ as well. Had my nose buried in the books and really felt...
  13. C. Matthew McMahon

    5 Marks of Devotion to God - Spiritually Charge Your Quiet Time

    5 Marks of Devotion to God by C. Matthew McMahon Do you long for a closer relationship to the Savior Jesus Christ? Do you desire a more intimate communion with God each day? Every true Christian does. The purpose of this volume in the “5 Marks Series” is to cover the spiritual disciplines...
  14. J.L. Allen

    Off to MARS I Go!

    Friendly folk of the Puritan Board Shire, I'm starting my time of seminary at Mid-America Reformed Seminary this semester remotely. I'm taking one class but hope to begin full time in the fall. -May I ask your prayers for wisdom where to move in order to be closer to the seminary? This would...
  15. Travis Fentiman

    Reformed Resources on Prayer

    After the joys of Thanksgiving may we be "continuing instant in prayer". (Rom. 12:12) I hope these many resources that have been collected from the best literature on prayer in reformed history stir us up to be continually conversing with our beloved God; and I hope the collection may be of...
  16. C. Matthew McMahon

    The Art of Divine Meditation by Edmund Calamy (1600-1666)

    The Art of Divine Meditation by Edmund Calamy (1600-1666) Edmund Calamy (1600-1666) was a Reformed Presbyterian preacher of the Gospel and one of the distinguished members of the Westminster Assembly. He was active to promote Reformed Theology in his day and was an eminent scholar of the Bible...
  17. C. Matthew McMahon

    What is the Difference Between Prayer and Secret Prayer?

    The Nature and Method of Secret Prayer by Samuel Lee (1625-1691) Samuel Lee (1625-1691) was a learned puritan divine and preacher who ministered in both England and New England. What is prayer? And what is the difference between prayer and secret prayer? What is the best method for secret...
  18. Jonathan95

    Dealing with a kind of hopelessness and depression as of late.

    Hello all. Like the title mentions, I feel pretty terrible. Prayers, advice, scripture, etc. Would be very much appreciated. If I could just write down a few of my thoughts here, it would be a good thing I believe. I'm 24 years of age. Currently jobless, due to my own stupidity it seems. I...
  19. D

    Books on Prayer.

    Please could fellow PB friends recommend some good Reformed books on the subject of Prayer. I would like to read a good book on this topic. Thank You.
  20. D

    Prayer is Powerful

    John Calvin once said, “Unless we fix certain hours in the day for prayer, it easily slips from our memory.” If you have a copy of John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion read the section on Prayer. Calvin makes it very clear that true faith is always accompanied with fervent and...
  21. C. Matthew McMahon

    A New Modernized Version of Gospel Worship by Jeremiah Burroughs

    This classic work by Burroughs deals with the Regulative Principle: God alone determines the manner in which sinners approach him. This is a life-transforming and Christ-glorifying biblical work. Gospel Worship, or, The Right Manner of Sanctifying the name of God in General, in Hearing the...
  22. Ed Walsh

    The Lathe of Heaven - or - Does Prayer Change Things?

    Have you ever watched the movie or read the book titled, The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin? It is a "science fiction novel by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin. The plot revolves around a character whose dreams alter past and present reality." It has become kind of theme for my prayer...
  23. C. Matthew McMahon

    Have you ever really prayed?

    Burroughs' conclusion on prayer....from the last sermon in Gospel Worship (completed). "Now, put all that has been said together, and this it what it is to pray: when I pray understandingly, when I give myself to prayer, when there are the breathings of the Holy Spirit in my prayer, when there...
  24. Alexander

    Questions About Prayer

    Is praying "In Jesus Name" only available for the apostles? Don't all NT saints automatically pray "through Jesus Christ" since Jesus is the mediator for all of his saints? Do our prayers have to directly be for God's glory or can we have other motives (non sinful of course)? All we have to do...
  25. J

    When we as children pray

    In my church, some of the younger people, about my age (23) have decided to meet together after worship to pray with one another, as we seek one another's edification, as well as to strengthen the bonds of fellowship, as we feel we simply do not have as close communion as we should wish. Also...
  26. C. Matthew McMahon

    Bible Reading, Prayer and Godly Meditation - A Workbook on Private Devotions

    The Reformed Apprentice Volume 4: A Workbook on Private Devotions, by C. Matthew McMahon There is nothing like the Reformed Apprentice workbook series anywhere in the Christian community. It is designed to bring Reformed Theology to Christians seeking a deeper walk with Jesus Christ in the form...
  27. ChananBachiyr


    I've settled into the OPC in my vicinity, praise God! (But that didn't really have anything to do with my question.) Almost every church I've been in has had a time of corporate prayer, when requests and praises were given as a congregation and documented for continuing prayer afterwards. While...
  28. ChurchSalt

    Resource on Thanksgiving in Prayer

    Howdy All! First time posting a new thread (so please forgive me if misplaced or mislabeled) but I was hoping to pick some brains. I am interested in doing some more reading on prayer, but more specifically the place and importance of thanksgiving in prayer. To my understanding, thanksgiving...
  29. A

    Rethinking the Nature of Fasting

    I was reading Calvin's understanding on the nature of fasting, and it caused me to rethink my own thinking of fasting. I was always under the impression that biblical fasting generally involved abstinence from food completely for a given time period. Any thoughts? Resources on this particular...
  30. jonathanmbowman

    Is it Biblical to be silent before God in Prayer?

    Hi, I have been wrestling with some aspects of prayer recently. I know that many voices, not necessarily reformed voices, emphasize the importance of listening to God in prayer. Then the step further is that many people say that it is Biblical to be silent before the Lord referencing verses...