We are in a war between what we think is important and what God says is important. Prayer is a struggle for us because, although we need it, we either forget to do it or do not desire it. However, prayer is important. It puts our lives into God’s hands, both in times of urgency and happiness and draws us to him. How can we change our perspective and embrace prayer?
Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray
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.
God’s Glory Shines Through Us When We Are Faithful in Prayer
In this post, RJ shares how she has seen this a few times in her life – the glory of God shining through older and wiser Christians – but had never experienced it herself until one day in November. A recently divorced single mom asked RJ to come and pray through her new house – to bless her family’s new space, and God’s glory shone through that experience.
Wisdom in Relationships, Prayer and Witnessing to Others (Take Five)
Every week, we “take five”, pointing our reader toward five resources from all over the web that encourage growth and healthy discussion for our community. This week, we’re looking at wisdom - wisdom in our marriage relationships, our parenting decisions, our prayer life, our communities and our witness to non-believers. How is God teaching you wisdom this week?
Four Things You’ve Taught Me About Love, Olivia
I’m thinking about you Olivia. You weren’t supposed to be here. The doctors told us you would not live long if you made it through your birth. We shed plenty of tears the day you were born. I’m learning about love from you, Olivia, and sharing it with the world.