Prayer; Enter the Conversation

Prayer is a conversation between individuals, and the Lord is one of the individuals. Study is a gift from the Lord that enables us to deepen our understanding of topics such as prayer. We can, for example, study Scripture to understand the details of the Lord’s...

Lord’s Prayer, Our Sin, and God’s Care

I love the flow of the prayer Jesus gave his disciples to use as the model prayer. This prayer ends with our request for forgiveness from our sins, protection from both temptation and evil. As I pray through the Lord’s prayer, I realized our sin and temptation...

Prayer, Faith, Elijah and Us

Near the end of his letter James taught about the importance and effectiveness of individual and group prayer offered in faith.  In James 5:13-16 he made comments that would cause most of Jesus’ disciples doubt they could pray as he taught.  James does not want...

Don’t be Trapped by Your Prayer List

Don’t be Trapped by Your List Take a few minutes and write down the different ways and times you pray. While we were in England Jim (not his real name) came on weekends to help at church. He was studying for the ministry in a city just over an hour away and working...

It Started in Drama

One of my friends is about the wisest person I know. He’s fun, gracious, a big strong teddy bear of a guy, and the person everyone goes to when they want sound godly counsel. His depth of wisdom was clear to me from the beginning of our friendship. It wasn’t long...