“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 […]Read More To Behold the Face of God
“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 […]Read More The Motivation for the Question
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 […]Read More Keep on turning within!
“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 […]Read More The daily rhythm of prayer
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 […]Read More A Commitment Established
‘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 […]Read More Come Close to God
‘Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust Him along the way, you will find He pulled it off perfectly’ – Psalm 37:5 (The Passion Translation) Presumably you’ve abandoned your New Year resolutions by now, unless you’re truly wise, in which case, you, like me, never made any to begin with. […]Read More Personal, Private Prayer Changes Lives