To Behold the Face of God

“When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be Your name” Luke 11:2 In my last blog we observed something of the prayer life of Jesus, which undoubtedly was a large part of the motivation behind the request of the unnamed disciple “Lord, teach us to pray.” For Jesus, prayer was the most natural and necessary aspect […]

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The Motivation for the Question

“Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 If we were to open our Bibles and start reading at Matthew and read through John we would never find an instance where the disciples asked, “Lord teach us how to witness,” or “teach us how to perform miracles,” or “teach us […]

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Keep on turning within!

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13 Do your thoughts turn to God throughout the day, aware of his loving presence and deep concern for even the trivial aspects of your daily life? This a question that continually challenges me and had […]

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The daily rhythm of prayer

“Pray in the Spirit, on all occasions, with all kinds of prayers and requests…” Ephesians 6:18 I describe my daily prayer as an adventure. I could also call it a habit because I’ve woven it into the very fabric of my life. I discovered that if I did not build the daily rhythm of prayer I […]

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A Commitment Established

Very early the next morning, Jesus got up and went to a place where he could be alone and pray Mark1:35 CEV. When I ask others about their greatest struggles for prayer, I regularly hear about obstacles such as distractions, dryness or doubts. If we aren’t already struggling with feeling worthy before God, focusing our attention […]

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Come Close to God

‘Come close to God, and God will come close to you’ James 4:8 NLT My great passion is to exhort people to personal, private prayer so that they would come close to God. Many times I have been with people and listened as they shared their hurts, their brokenness, their loss of spiritual vitality. As […]

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