'Prayer' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

'Prayer' Tagged Posts (Page 2)

If God is Sovereign, why should I pray?

The question in one way or another has been asked many times, “If God is sovereign, why should I pray?” This question is asked because many struggle with the fact that when we say God is sovereign, we are affirming that He in His eternal counsel has determined all things that will come to pass. This means that nothing comes to pass without His Divine purpose.…

The Value of Varied Prayer

It is the clear teaching of Scripture that we are to give ourselves to consistent prayer (1 Sam. 12:23; Col. 4:2; 1 Thess. 5:17; James 1:5; 1 Pet. 5:7). However, at times we can find it hard as we may  struggle with how we ought to pray. The manner of prayer is a struggle for many, but it ought not to prevent us from praying! We must not be under the impression that there…

Resources for Spiritual Growth – Part 1

Back in Deuteronomy 7:1-11, Moses gave the Israelites the mandates for their inheritance of the land of Canaan. There were specific things that they were to do. They were to eliminate their enemies (Deut. 7:1-4) because they opposed the holiness of God. Though these enemies were in the land, they were to remove them. In addition to removing the people, they were to also…

How to Pray for your Pastor

The people of God are to be in prayer for all the saints (cf. Eph. 6:18). Such prayer obviously includes specific prayer for individuals. Paul regularly requested prayer for his ministry and evangelistic opportunities (Eph. 6:19-20; Col. 4:3-4; 1 Thess. 5:25; 2 Thess. 3:1). In taking time to pray for all the people of God, it is important that we are specific in what we…

God is in Heaven

Our Father in heaven” (Matt. 6:8)? In this post I want to dwell on the two words “in heaven” because they are filled with glorious truth that ought to greatly encourages us when we pray. The Scriptures teach that God is everywhere (omnipresent). Yet in a special way, His abode is located in Heaven. It is the place in which He rules and governs the…

How Much Should I Pray?

How often should I pray for something? For how long? 7 times? 70 time 7? I like what Peter Leithart has to say about the matter over at First Things. He uses Paul’s “thorn” of the flesh example, and Jesus parable about the persistent widow, and plays them off against each other: “Weakness was essential to [Paul’s] apostolic ministry, an…

The Master of Prayer

Listening to a fellow brother or sister in the Lord pray with sincerity and adoration to the Lord is a tremendous blessing. That is one of the things I love about being a part of prayer meetings. To hear the prayer of a recent convert or someone that has walked with the Lord for many years is a wonderful experience.  As wonderful as that can be, no prayer can even begin…