One of the things I have noticed about most people is that they pray for average every day things. Now there isn’t anything wrong with that because God cares about the smallest details in our lives. However, many people wonder why there doesn’t seem to be anything extraordinary in their prayer life.
Let me make the following suggestion as a hypothesis. I believe many people have a hum drum prayer life because they don’t pray for anything that requires a supernatural response from God. Many of the prayers we pray will come to pass if we put in enough time and effort or simply just wait long enough for it to come to pass. Continue reading
No matter how dedicated you are, one day you will miss a prayer time. No matter how serious about prayer you are, at some point you will realize it’s been too long since you’ve communicated with God.
Shhhhh… this makes some people uncomfortable but we all go through times when we don’t pray as much as we would like. Continue reading
Prayer is personal, it’s unique to the way you communicate and it allows God to change you in ways nothing else can.
Earlier in this series, we encouraged you to learn from others. You can learn from people close to you or from famous men and women of God. That’s one of the great things about technology. If you want to find prayers voiced by Martin Luther, Saint Fancis or Billy Graham you can search the web and you will have them. Continue reading
No one is without sin. We all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory. That means that all of us are in need of forgiveness.
Confession is the pathway to forgiveness.
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. Continue reading
Everyone that has ever prayed has asked God questions.
Usually those questions are something like this:
· God, what do you want me to do in this situation?
· Father, should I accept this new job opportunity?
· Lord, who do you want me to pray for today?
Those are good questions and they should be asked.
However, there are questions that we may assume aren’t appropriate to ask. Continue reading