The thrill and privilege of prayer is not always getting precisely what you want, but seeing God active in your world. I never cease to be humbled when God works in my life through answered prayer (even when He says, "no" or "not yet"). Maybe the greatest thrill is seeing God work in the lives … Continue reading Intercessory Prayer a.k.a Praying for One Another
I see it on billboards, I see it on bumper stickers, I see it on signs in front yards, I see it on Facebook. What do I see? - 2 Chronicles 7:14, "if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then … Continue reading What Keeps You from Praying?
Prayer is powerful because of God. The power of God is the power behind prayer. As Christians, we know we need to pray, but at times we struggle in prayer. Just recently a Christian author and friend, whom I consider to be strong, confessed to me their struggles with prayer. Just the thought of wanting … Continue reading Quality Prayer
Over the last three weeks I have written about prayer on Tuesdays. I have more to say about prayer, faith, and God over the next few weeks, but while we are thinking and studying about prayer, will you join me in praying to the Father concerning the following situations? Some of these are very personal to me. … Continue reading Join With Me?
Prayer is popular. Not a day passes that someone in my circle of social media connections does not ask for prayer for themselves or for someone they know. Religious people believe in a need to pray. Many post that "Prayer is the only thing that can save America." There is reason to rejoice in this … Continue reading Prayer Problems
Recently, a couple of Christians talked with me about their prayer life. So I thought we could learn more about prayer. Prayer is a part of my life. Praying is one thing Christians do. But why? What is prayer about? Admittedly, I need to know more about prayer. Like the father said of Jesus' power to … Continue reading Teach Us to Pray
In the post Our Problems, I proposed that the home is the way to solve many of society’s ills; including drug and alcohol abuse as well as the increase in violence in our towns and cities. The book of Judges supports this claim, in that book Israel fell because of a lack of influence at … Continue reading Parenting: A Model
Garth Brooks sang, "Sometimes I thank God, for unanswered prayers, Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs, That just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care, Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers." (Unanswered Prayers, No Fences, 1990). I read a post recently from concerning Psalm 37:4, "Delight yourself in the LORD, and he … Continue reading God and Answered Prayer
My Father and Creator, Thank You!Thank You for the night's rest.Thank You for the new day.Thank You for Your renewed mercy each new day brings.Thank You for the fellowship I have with Your people - the Church, the Body of Your Son.Thank You for Your Word as the standard for my lfe.Thank You for Your … Continue reading A Midweek Prayer