I hope someone will be there to pray with me.
I've heard invocations at a variety of university and government functions. Unfortunately, they are so watered down in order to include every belief that I don't think God Himself would even know we were talking to Him. So why even bother?
While at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, I was fascinated by the sight of these bookshelves and tables filled with what I believe are Jewish prayer books. So many shapes […]
One of the places we really enjoyed visiting recently in Jerusalem was the Western wall of the temple. As i am sure it is everyday, the space in front of […]
Why are we so surprised when God answers our prayer in just the way we wanted? OK, why am I so surprised? It wasn’t a complicated request. It wasn’t even […]
Lately my prayers have been more listening than speaking. Does that sentence surprise you? It surprises me. Most of the time I’ve spent learning about prayer and teaching about prayer […]
This morning (January 22) I attended a prayer breakfast hosted by Alpha Women’s Center, a ministry the congregation and I have supported for over seventeen years in Flagler County, FL. […]
In Matthew 6, right in the middle of the sermon on the mount, Jesus commends private rather than public giving, praying and fasting. If you do these things to be […]
This hasn’t happened just once. I’d say it happens about once a month. I’ll be out visiting someone in their home or the hospital, and as I wrap up a […]
Yesterday I made reference to a couple of things that I pictured in my mind as I was praying before preaching. I never thought much of it before, but some […]
I think I would do anything for the approval of others. And I know I’m not alone. We Christians like to say we fear, love and trust God above all […]
Every week, the prayer of the church includes petitions based on the readings for the day, for pastors and missionaries, for our nation and leaders, for the sick and sorrowing, […]
One of the last minute additions to my Ash Wednesday sermon on Matthew 6:1,5-6 was Jesus’ admonition, “Go to your room!” when you are praying. (When’s the last time someone […]
You don’t have to be on Facebook very long before you’ll read of someone requesting prayer for themselves or someone they know. It’s often for healing, sometimes for reconciliation, and […]
As I was reading from the book of Daniel this morning, these words really caught my attention: “The moment you began praying, the command was given” (Daniel 9:23 NLT). Prior […]
It’s certainly not a new way to begin a thought or statement, but lately I’ve been reflecting on the phrase, “After prayerful consideration…” I’ve heard it a lot of times […]