Intercessory prayer is not necessarily praying for relief for those who are suffering. It’s praying with purpose in light of a kingdom perspective.
Do you find prayer difficult? We know that our heavenly Father will respond to our prayers with power and grace. But attempting to express our soul's deepest longings to the God of the universe sometimes leaves us silent.
Jesus knew His followers would struggle as they attempted to talk with God. So, in the Lord's Prayer, Jesus gave us an illustration of how to pray. Rather than reciting His words verbatim, we can learn from Jesus' model. His prayer included: worship, thanksgiving, a declaration of faith, confession of sin, and petition. Our Lord's example can help us put into words what our hearts long to say to God.
Do you need a boost in your prayer life? Then you will love these resources on prayer. They will help you deepen your own communion with the Lord. Remember—the God of the universe loves you, and His ear is inclined in your direction!
Our children are gifts to be treasured. They belong to God, but he has entrusted them to our care.
Do you need to take a stand against something or someone? Are you fearful of what may happen? Take a page from Esther’s story and ask the Lord for courage. He will give you the strength you need.
In the midst of a bad day remember these three things. First, you’re not alone. Second, you’re not without protection. Third, you’re not without hope. God is with you.
When circumstances are overwhelming you have a choice. You can focus on your problems, or on God. When you focus on God you shift the burden from your shoulders to His, making room for the peace only He can provide.
Fear turns into trust when you look to God. He will never leave nor forsake you.
Praying without ceasing means living each moment in the presence of Christ. It’s not a place or for any specific reason—it’s an attitude of prayer.
I’m going to say it straight: If you are a believer and you are not actively participating in fulfilling the Great Commission, you are not obeying the Lord’s calling on your life.
The many different contexts, conditions, and types of prayer found in Scripture all boil down to talking to God. Biblical prayer involves three essential and interdependent elements: our assumptions, attitudes, and actions.