Prayer is an under-estimated resource for affecting social change. It’s a powerful form of protest for Christians and one that should be more regularly ultylized.
Prayer is just as important for the preparation of the sermon as it is for the delivery of it.
You read the Bible and find what God loves but then you look in the world and you see things happening that God does not love. What is going on? How do I pray?
Even though in our minds what is good and just may have some tension, in God’s mind these two are in perfect harmony. We can be confident that God will always do what is right.
Prayer is a strategic ministry. Any ministry strategy that does not include or emphasize prayer is a bad strategy.
When we recognize the corrosive nature of sin and how it eats away at our spiritual life, we will be compelled to keep short accounts with God and fight through seasons of guilt from prayerlessness.
Have you considered that your actions can hinder your greatest blessing?
Is your prayer closet a “spin-zone”? The experiences of our lives are to provide the context for our praying. We are meant to feel, think, and pray. So we lament, rejoice, cry, sing, hope, and groan. The prayer closet should be the ultimate no spin zone.
Jesus’ temptation demonstrates both the depth of his identification with us while also showing the power of his victory for us.
Often times Christians struggle with prayer because they forget the wonderful intimacy that comes from their relationship to God. In prayer we crawl upon our Father’s lap where he unties the knots of our hearts.