Encouragement to Pray

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. Luke 18:1 The world Esther lived in was much like our own. It was a world full of immorality and injustice. There are tragic and vile things in the book of Esther. This is the real [...]

By | 2015-11-15T14:39:33+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Prayer|0 Comments

The Engine Room of the Church

“All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.” (Acts 1:14) Each year I go to a gathering near Jackson, MS known as the Twin Lakes Fellowship.  This year I went with Patrick Pulliam, Matthew New, and Chuck Gilliam.  You should [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:10:34+00:00 April 30th, 2014|Prayer|0 Comments

Christian Prayer

“… Lord, teach us to pray…” (Luke 11:1) I’ve heard it said from numerous authors that prayer is like breathing for Christians.  That is, prayer is a sign of life in the people of God.  Though we all struggle with prayer, we must learn to see it as a most important part of walking with [...]

By | 2014-08-18T22:05:50+00:00 October 4th, 2012|Prayer|0 Comments

Learning to Pray

  Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ ~ Luke 11:1 True prayer is fellowshipping with God. It is a foretaste of heaven’s eternal conversation. ~ Joel Beeke   Prayer is evidence of new [...]

By | 2014-08-18T23:54:44+00:00 May 11th, 2011|Prayer|0 Comments

The Church at Prayer

“All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer...” - Acts 1:14 Ceaseless prayer to God is God’s will for us (1 Thes. 5:16-18).  This type of dedication to prayer is “the clearest mark of...a humble, God-dependent spirit...,” writes Paul Tautges.  We all know it is true, and we’ve heard it a thousand times:  [...]

By | 2014-08-18T20:52:10+00:00 August 25th, 2010|Church, Prayer|0 Comments

Praying the War Psalms

O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us -- he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks. -- Psalm 137:8-9             Throughout the book of Psalms there are many strong prayers, such as the one above, against enemies that are [...]

By | 2014-08-18T22:22:49+00:00 November 5th, 2008|Prayer|0 Comments

Corporate Prayer Meetings

In a letter directing a woman to Psalm 29, Robert Murray M’Cheyne, pastor of St. Peter’s Church in Dundee, Scotland during the mid 1800s, wrote: “Live near to God, and all things will appear little to you in comparison with eternal realities.” These words are a reminder that drawing near to God is the highest and [...]

By | 2014-08-19T00:15:50+00:00 August 6th, 2008|Church, Prayer|0 Comments

Fasting and Praying

In our study through the gospel according to Luke we’ve come across Anna, whom last week we dealt with as a prophetess. But Luke also tells us that she was devoted to fasting and praying. This was something that Anna did regularly. In fact, the entire Bible is full of God’s people fasting and praying (for a more [...]

By | 2014-08-18T23:30:37+00:00 July 18th, 2008|Prayer|0 Comments