Brother John

Brother John

Since starting a small storefront church in inner-city Chicago, John Eckhardt has guided hundreds of churches around the world, launched dozens of ministry schools and sold more than half a million books. Yet none of that has changed how he prays.


There’s a war raging, and John Eckhardt won’t relent. Fighting in the trenches for decades now, the firebrand fivefold minister has charted his own unique crusade against a known enemy, drawing enlistees from American inner cities and suburbs and as far away as Africa, Asia and parts of Europe. But don’t go looking for shields, guns or grenades at his south Chicago church­—befittingly named Crusaders Church. You won’t find them. 

This battle is not against flesh and blood. The enemy, Satan, won’t go down with mere ammunition but with authoritative, Word-filled prayers that change lost lives and rattle the religious. read more

How To Pray God’s Way

Think prayer is a grueling task that God imposed upon us? Think again—and find out how to pray His will with joy.

On Mount Sinai, Moses was instructed to build the tabernacle “according to the pattern” he received from God (Ex. 25:9; Acts 7:44; Heb. 8:5). It is the pattern of heaven and promise of Scripture that God’s power will be released, His mercy will be shown and His kingdom will come in response to the saints’ prayers (Ex. 32:11-14; 2 Chr. 7:14; Luke 11:9-13; Rev. 8:3-6). Yet when it comes to actually engaging in prayer, many of us struggle to know how to approach God, what to say when we do and how to develop a strong prayer life.

If prayer is the foundation of the church (Acts 2:42), the name by which God calls His people (Is. 56:7) and the means by which God promises to release His power through the church, right every wrong, release judgment and split the sky at the return of His Son (Luke 24:49; Rev. 6:9-11, 8:3-6; Luke 18; Rev. 6:14), then we should join the apostles in asking, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1)

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