Prayer is an extremely important component of our Christian life but many of us struggle with prayer. Even Jesus disciples weren’t sure how to pray, asking him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1). Jesus replied by teaching the disciples what we call “The Lord’s Prayer.” Let's look at the components of this powerful prayer.
The Essential Quality of Faithful Prayer
When we pray for our own needs or interceding for another person, we are essentially saying to God that we trust him and we need Him to act. Faithful prayers opens our eyes to what God is doing, what He is capable of doing, and aligns our thoughts with His will. Prayer is an act of faith, which is an essential part of our Christian walk.
Is it really possible to not be anxious about anything? (Philippians 4:5-7)
Only when we remember “the Lord is near” can we avoid anxiety. We are anxious when we’re more focused on our current struggles than on the Lord who is near or when we forget God’s past faithfulness. Philippians 4:5-7 tells us “The Lord is near, do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
How to Pray: Everything Gives Rise to Prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:16-17)
I love the idea of praying all the time. It sounds awesome, and I was always on board intellectually. But truth be told, I never knew how to actually pray throughout my day. Thankfully, Keely did.
How Do We Seek First the Kingdom of God?
“Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 This is probably a familiar verse, but what does seeking the Kingdom of God mean? How do we seek it “first”? Suzy reflects on these and a few other questions about seeking God.
Honor, Courage and Faith (Take Five)
In today’s Take Five, we’re going to revisit some posts on Trochia that deal with these themes. Whether you are looking for faith in our powerful God, courage to pray, strength to honor and follow Christ well, we hope that today’s posts encourage you.