Tag Archives: prayer

“They devoted themselves… to prayer.”  Acts 2:42 A recent survey from the Public Religion Research Institute found that 48 percent of Americans pray every day. Most, over 80%, pray for family or friends. About 13% pray for their sports team. One in five pray to win the lottery. Small numbers pray for someone to get […]

“Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea. Hear me and answer me.”  Psalm 55:1 When my two-year-old grandson plays in the house, he likes to jump on the furniture, climb the walls and explore under the kitchen table. I’m constantly telling him to slow down, afraid he will hurt himself. As two […]

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 In this age of political unrest, I think there is one thing we would all […]

“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Matthew 6:6 It is interesting to note that when Jesus taught His disciples how to pray, he first taught them where to pray. This may […]

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 When a fire is burning brightly, you don’t have to tell anyone. If they are anywhere close they will feel the heat and see the light. The same is true of the Holy […]

Growing in Christ is the task for every believer. In this blog post, three key aspects of Christian growth for the believer is outlined and discussed in detail. My prayer for you, as a new believer, is to study these three aspects and begin to put into practice these suggestions so you can live out […]