Year: 2019

Another day is ending, and maybe you’re you looking for a way to give your dreams to God, forgive the wrongs of the day, or ask the Spirit to speak to you in your sleep. If you’re unsure what to say as you face another night alone or a challenging tomorrow, pray along with these …

A Prayer to End the Day Read More »

We all know, at least in our heads, that prayer is important. Yet how many of us honestly believe that our prayers, the simple prayers of our far-from-perfect family, can really make a difference? If we could comprehend, deep down in our spirits, the true power of prayer, we would all pray more — and the difference would …

Praying as a Family Read More »

“What you think about in your unguarded moments reflects what your mind dwells upon. To keep your thoughts pure, you must guard what goes into your mind. The things you allow your mind to dwell on will be revealed by the way you live. If you focus on negative things, you will inevitably be a …

The Joy of Prayerful Meditation Read More »

Some days, life is just hard. The days look dark. Uncertain times and stress mount high. An unexpected diagnosis or devastating loss can feel too difficult to face. Though we may realize our faith is most strengthened, not in the easy times of life, but in the most trying, it’s often hard to walk that out once we’re swirling in …

A Prayer for Comfort When You’re Hurting Read More »

Most of us don’t like to humble ourselves. At least I don’t like to. And prayer is an act of humility. Prayer is an act of weakness. When we pray we admit to God that we desperately need help. That we’re weak and needy and not in control of all things. That we are not self-sufficient. But God …

4 Ways Prayer Humbles Us Read More »

“The life of a Christian is all about passion… Nothing is more powerful than when the Holy Spirit reveals the Son of God through the words of Scripture. Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, every heart began to burn when God revealed Himself. When He unveils Himself and we have understanding of what He is …

The Power of Praying God’s Word Read More »

Pray continually.   What we think about prayer has a lot to say about what we think about God. For some, prayer is mainly an exercise in bringing our “list” before God, cluing Him into our needs (as if He somehow was not in tune with them in the first place). For others, prayer is our divine …

Pray as Breathing Read More »

Prayerlessness is not fundamentally a discipline problem. At root it’s a faith problem. Prayer is the native language of faith. John Calvin called prayer the “chief exercise of faith” (quoted in “Enjoying Your Prayer Life,” 12). That’s why when faith is awake and surging in us, prayer doesn’t feel like a burden or an obligation. …

What to Do When We’re Prayerless Read More »

It’s often when we’re worried, anxious or overwhelmed that we cry out to God to speak to us. We look for His voice for guidance when we need something. The good news is that God is always wanting to hear from us and speak to us. God is constantly speaking to people. But too often, …

10 Ways to Hear from God Regularly Read More »

A breakthrough is a military concept. When one army is able to weaken its enemy’s forces to the point of collapse, a breakthrough occurs, allowing that army to invade and take its enemy’s territory. But in war a breakthrough only really matters if it occurs at a strategic location. And the evidence that a location …

Praying for a Breakthrough Read More »