Exploring Prayer With Jack Hyles
By Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001)

(Loyal pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana for over 42 years)


Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001)The Apostles on many occasions heard Jesus preach; yet they never asked Him, “Lord, teach us to preach.”

They heard Him teach, but there is no record of their saying, “Lord, teach us to teach.”

They saw Him heal the sick, but there is no record of their asking him, “Lord, teach us to heal.”

They saw Him raise the dead, still the waves, calm the storm, open blind eyes, unstop deaf ears and cast out demons, but there is no record of their ever asking Him to teach them how to do these things. 

But when they heard Him pray, felt His compassion, saw His tears and witnessed the answers to His prayers, they said, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”

Before entering into the truths found in this book, this author simply asks the reader to bow his head and pray, “Lord, teach me to pray.” May the Lord use this manuscript as a part of His answer to your prayer.


  1. God's Mind Can Be Changed
  2. The Atheism of Prayerlessness
  3. God Wants to Answer Your Prayers
  4. Why Does God Want Us to Pray?
  5. The Original Purpose of Prayer
  6. Answered Prayer Depends on a Changeless God
  7. Prayer and the Sovereignty of God
  8. The Philosophy Behind Prayer and Fasting
  9. God Is Trying to Get It to You
  10. God Often Answers Before We Pray
  11. If We Do Not Pray
  12. The Right to Pray
  13. Feeling At Home with God
  14. Be Definite in Your Prayers
  15. A Miracle-Working God
  16. The Kinds of Prayer
  17. Prayer and Love
  18. Ask According to His Will
  19. A Schedule for Daily Prayer Time
  20. Ask, Seek, and Knock
  21. God Needs Your Personality
  22. Pray Without Ceasing
  23. Persevering in Prayer
  24. Hope or Hopelessness in Prayer
  25. God's "No" is Often Temporary
  1. Preparation for Petition
  2. The Model Prayer
  3. Be Careful What You Pray
  4. Four Relationships in Prayer
  5. Prayer and Separation and Soul Winning
  6. Prayer and Greater Works Than Jesus Did
  7. Abiding in Christ
  8. The Place to Pray
  9. Grace to Help
  10. Praying for Laborers
  11. "Lead Us Not into Temptation"
  12. Asking in Jesus' Name
  13. Praying for the Sick
  14. Priests and Intercessors
  15. Faith in Prayer
  16. Praying for the Unsaved
  17. United Prayer
  18. The By-Products of Prayer
  19. Prayer—A Soul-Winning Method
  20. Praying for Each Other
  21. Group Praying
  22. Prayer is Work
  23. Prayer and the Unseen World
  24. "This Kind" of Answers to Prayer
  25. Tomorrow's Guarantee of God's Provision