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What People

Are Saying : 

“When seeking a speaker for our annual association prayer conference, Elaine Helms exceeded our expectations. Elaine not only leads and teaches on prayer, but she also challenges her listeners to put into practice what they've heard. Our group particularly enjoyed practicing, "The ABC's of Praising God" through the alphabet to help us learn God's names and attributes. Elaine delivers to every level of learner so that everyone comes away more empowered in prayer."

Patti Smidt, Prayer Point Person

Santa Rosa Baptist Association, Milton, Florida

"I’m greatly encouraged to see Elaine put into writing her knowledge and experience of prayer. This book [Prayer 101] is a valuable contribution to individuals and ministries alike.” 

Dr. Henry Blackaby, author Experiencing God

Blackaby Ministries International, Atlanta, Georgia


“God used Elaine to begin the prayer ministry at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and to lay a solid foundation for the ministry that continues to this day. She has put the words of this book [Prayer 101] into practice in a way that has strengthened the kingdom of God”

Dr. G. Bryant Wright, senior pastor

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia


“No book can rise above its author. You can have confidence that you will be reading from one who has walked the path she recommends.”

John Franklin, author and speaker

John Franklin Ministries, Nashville, Tennessee


“The content of Prayer 101 is rich, informative, challenging, and especially helpful to prayer leaders as a tool for group Bible study on prayer.”

Ann Landry, author and prayer leader



“I strongly recommend Prayer without Limits to experience – revival through prayer – with the biblical insights to begin in our churches first and to spread across our land. It is about victorious Christian living through practical prayer life, trusting in Christ.”

Dr. Paul Kim, pastor emeritus, Antioch Baptist Church

Cambridge, Massachusetts                              


“Elaine Helms writes and speaks out of her experience as a seasoned prayer leader and one who recognizes the urgency of our day. She eagerly invites the church to engage fully in praying ‘audacious, seemingly impossible prayers.’ Her longing is for fellow believers to be empowered and emboldened to stand up for our King and pray to the honor of His name. It’s a calling for every believer, and Elaine’s practical guide [Prayer without Limits] will take any willing follower of Christ on a bold journey of praying God’s purposes. Thank you, Elaine. May another great awakening be the answer to our prayers!”

Carol Madison, editor, Prayer Connect magazine

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota


Elaine Helms has done it again. In her clear and direct style, she has pointed the reader to more effective prayer life. The book’s stated purpose – to help us become people that God can trust with His purposes and that will attribute the glory back to Him – saturates the book and serves as a challenge for the reader to advance from Prayer 101 to Prayer Without Limits.”

Dr. Dan R. Crawford, senior professor, evangelism; chair of prayer emeritus Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas


“In my nearly 40 years of ministry, I have encountered some very special people whose names become synonymous with prayer; Elaine Helms is just such a person! She shares with depth, wisdom, and practicality how to prepare for victory, rather than just vaguely hope that somehow God will come through. Elaine is a mighty woman of prayer, and she can help you to lay hold of heaven in becoming the person of prayer you’ve always desired to be!”

Dr. Dwight “Ike” Reighard, President, CEO Must Ministries; senior pastor    Piedmont Church, Marietta, Georgia


Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to teach The Principles of Prayer at our “In Search of Pearls” Women’s Conference. The conference was a great success and much was due to your participation.

Edna Bridges, Women’s Director

Georgia Baptist Convention, Atlanta, Georgia


It was a pleasure talking to you today after you spoke at our women’s prayer conference at our church. Please pass on to your husband how much I appreciate your prayer journal. I enjoyed talking with him, too while he was selling your books. How wonderful that you have each other.

Evelyn Allen, Attendee at conference

First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Florida


Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation. Your ministry is powerful and the seed sown today will bear fruit that will remain in Jesus name. God richly bless you.

Lynette and Staff

Metropolitan New York Baptist Association, New York City, New York


I just wanted to thank you for visiting our church and teaching us how to better talk to Jesus. Your prayer journal is nice, too. Thanks for not only teaching but letting us practice praising God through the alphabet and praying scripturally for Pastor John.

Jamie Speights, Prayer Coordinator

Foothills Church, Big Canoe, Georgia


Thank you for coming to our church to lead the Prayer Retreat on Friday evening and Saturday morning. You helped us strengthen our prayer lives and we are thankful the Lord brought you to teach at Warren.

S. Dale and Babs White, Prayer Team

Warren Baptist Church, Augusta, Georgia


I hope you will continue to assist Noonday as we work to enhance the prayer ministries of the churches. You have been a major encourager for Noonday churches for the past several years. The increased number of prayer ministries in our churches evidences your influence. Thank you for all your work.

Larry Fillingim, Director of Missions

Noonday Baptist Association, Marietta, Georgia


How can I thank you for the time you invested with Margie and me last week? It was wonderful to meet you in person, hear your heart, glean ideas from you, pray with you and then hear you speak at the conference! I will continue to pray God spreads His message through your book, [Prayer 101] around the world. Every Christian needs this book!

Lou Ann Jacks, Prayer Coordinator

Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas


I enjoyed meeting you when you were teaching about church prayer ministry at the Church Growth Conference at Johnson Ferry Church. Your class was very well presented and received. Thank you, too for praying for us.

Billy Kim, Founder, Far East Broadcasting Company

Seoul, Korea


Thank you so much for sharing a prayer testimony in our chapel service at Beeson Divinity School, and for teaching my seminary students how to set up and utilize a prayer room here on campus. You played an integral part in setting the stage for the development of our Intercessory Prayer Room.

Dr. Wallace A. C. Williams – Director, Doctor of Ministry Program

Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama


Thank you for speaking about Church Prayer Ministry at our church. It is obvious God is using you to help churches and organizations for His glory.

Walter H. Huff

First Baptist Church, College Park, Georgia


Thank you for speaking tonight at the Prayer Rally and inspiring us to be faithful in prayer. We are getting great feedback and interest in the Intercessory Prayer Center because of the Rally.

Neal Schooley, Associate Pastor

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama


Thank you so much for your participation in leading prayer at the Nationally Televised Concert of Prayer. It was obvious the Lord was pleased and the Holy Spirit rested abundantly upon each of us.

Dr. Robert O. Bakke

Evangelical Free Church of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota


You always do such an excellent job leading prayer conferences at our Associational Officers’ Clinics across the state. We look forward to your being with us again in the future.

Waldo Woodcock, Director of Discipleship

Georgia Baptist Convention, Atlanta, Georgia


We were excited to have you in our church Sunday evening to give your presentation to mobilize prayer for city outreach efforts. We know the Lord used this worship service for His glory.

Dr. Jim Collins, Pastor

Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta, Georgia


Thank you for once again, for contributing to the success of our prayer conference. I just heard today that a lady, who heard you teach, is planning a prayer ministry for her church. I truly appreciate your help.

Dr. F. Max Croft, Director, Office of Discipleship

Alabama Baptist Convention, Montgomery, Alabama


Thanks again for helping to make Cross Training a tremendous success. Over 200 persons from 24 different churches received training at Bridgeway last Saturday. We have heard numerous testimonies about attendees’ experiences. Please accept our appreciation to you for your service. To God be the glory!

James Holloway, Christian Education Consultant

Etowah – Hightower – Roswell – Associations, Georgia


I take this opportunity to thank you for leading in our Church Family Leadership Conference. The Church has begun a renewal in spiritual growth and those in your session are key to that renewal. I expect to see much fruit of your labor among our leaders. I thank God you chose to be a part of it.

Rev. Paul S. Purvis

First Baptist Church, Conyers, Georgia


Thank you for teaching about Developing the Spiritual Life at Stewardship University last month. We received very positive evaluations on the whole event and I am aware this is due to the excellent job you did in your sessions. I look forward to the next time we can lead together.

Phil Williams, Executive Director

Ecumenical Center for Stewardship Studies, Indianapolis, Indiana


We appreciate all the hard work and dedication that you gave to

Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist at our Empower Conference. There were 544 in attendance and God changed the lives of many, and those changed lives will change other lives for Christ. Your contribution was an essential element in all of this, and we thank you.

Melissa King

Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention


What a pleasure it was to have you speak and lead corporate prayer at the National Prayer Conference in Denver. Thank you for partnering with me to put on this significant and timely conference.

Dr. Ron Clement, Director of Prayer and Evangelism

Colorado Baptist Convention, Denver, Colorado


Thank you for coming to Florida to assist us in our Prayer Conference. I trust that many people will take your teachings back to their churches and adapt them, and there will be a renewed interest in PRAYER.

Tom Kyzer, Director, Prayer/Spiritual Awakening

Florida Baptist Convention, Jacksonville, Florida


I want to thank you for the excellent leadership and content you provided during our evangelism conference. You were a blessing to all the participants. I would like to take this content to other areas not touched by this conference and hope you will participate!

Dr. Adrian W. Hall, Evangelism Strategist

Northwest Baptist Convention, Vancouver, Washington


Thank you for your support [by co-leading the Praise and Prayer Extravaganza with Babbie Mason, preparing for our event in Atlanta]. Would you be my guest at the Just Give Me Jesus luncheon? I would be honored by your presence and it would give me an opportunity to thank you personally.

Anne Graham Lotz

AnGeL Ministries, Raleigh, North Carolina


You are greatly appreciated! Thank you for teaching me and others how to pray to our wonderful Father. You’re a blessing!

Sarah Reid, Prayer Coordinator

Green Hills Church, Decatur, Georgia


Thank you for sharing your well of knowledge on prayer, praying for others, and the mechanics of an effective prayer ministry. I appreciate the time you spent with me and our prayer time, too. I will share with you the progress of how the Lord directs His plan and purpose at Roswell Street.

Tracy Atcheson

Roswell Street Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia


Thank you so much for all you did for the Ladies Day. Your teaching on prayer inspired us and we enjoyed having you with us for this special time.

Beverly Flannery, Attendee at Ladies Day Event

Syracuse, New York


Just wanted to drop you a note letting you know how much we appreciated your words of encouragement at the prayer banquet. God continues to use you to touch many lives. Keep up your spirit of enthusiasm! God bless and thanks again.

Keith Lawrence, Pastor

Noonday Baptist Church, Marietta, Georgia


Thank you so much for taking time from your family and your vacation to talk to all of us. You were such a delight to be with. You really gave me a new outlook for our church. I can hardly wait for our prayer ministry to begin.

Elizabeth York, Prayer Coordinator

North Trenholm Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina


Elaine led an inspiring prayer retreat for our church Friday evening and Saturday morning. God used her to stretch us in the area of our prayer lives individually and the prayer life of our church family. It was obviously Spirit-led.

Jeff Bedwell, Pastor

First Baptist Church, Fort Mill, South Carolina


Thank you for speaking to our prayer team on Saturday evening, then sharing a prayer testimony during worship on Sunday. The highlight was your teaching all the adults during the Sunday Bible study hour. You winsomely challenged and inspired us to go deeper in our relationship with our heavenly Father.

Kim Genoble, Prayer Ministry Coordinator

First Baptist Church, Simpsonville, South Carolina


Thank you for your good work at the Great Commission Prayer Conference last weekend in Roanoke! With this being our first time for this kind of conference, your steady presence and reliable teaching helped to carry us through a good event. Thanks for leadership to help our churches in Virginia. It is a pleasure to partner with you in the Gospel.

John Chandler, Director of Evangelism/Church Growth

Virginia Baptist Mission Board, Roanoke, Virginia


Thank you for speaking at our Women’s Conference about “How to Pray for Your Family.” The women were blessed and encouraged with your insights and inspiration to pray for their families – husbands, children, congregation, and how the church can pray for their clergy family.

Lynne Dugan, President

Ministry Wives Network, International, Palm Desert, California


Thank you for your participation in the Tennessee Baptist Convention’s Great Commission Prayer Conference. The evaluations of this conference made it clear that people not only learned more about prayer but also experienced God. You played a big part in this happening. Thanks so very much for allowing God to speak through you.

Don Pierson, Prayer Strategies Specialist

Tennessee Baptist Convention, Nashville, Tennessee


We are so glad you participated in leading our prayer conference. God moved in wonderful ways during these days, and He used you to inspire and challenge each of us.

Doug Hutcheson, Director of Evangelism

Montana Southern Baptist Fellowship, Billings, Montana


What a joy to have you as one of the leaders at our Great Commission Prayer Conference. I thought you would want to hear one of the testimonies from the leader of a group of missionaries attending. “We went to the conference to learn how to produce better resources, but God had a whole other plan for all of us. He wanted to renew our passion for Him.” Many reported going home changed due to a radical transformation in their prayer lives. Please know you had a major part in this blessing; thank you!

Dr. Rick Shepherd, Director, Prayer and Spiritual Awakening

Florida Baptist Convention, Jacksonville, Florida


Thank you so much for speaking at our conference in Arkansas! The folks here love you! You are a special blessing.

Dr. Sonny Tucker, Team Leader

Evangelism and Church Growth, Arkansas Baptist State Convention


I am grateful for your participation in our Prayer Conference, “Building Houses of Prayer,” this past weekend. The people of God were encouraged, edified, and the Lord Jesus Christ’s name exalted. Our hearts were indeed blessed with your presence and messages.

Rosevelt Morris, Director, Prayer and Spiritual Awakening

South Carolina Baptist Convention, Columbia, South Carolina

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