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Ask. Seek. Knock.

Matthew 7:7-11 In today’s passage, there is a promise – a most amazing promise.  This promise was given by Christ; it is unconditionally delivered to all mankind.  This is not only for a few, not even just for the Christian. It is given freely to all… the promise of answered prayer!  Do you believe these […]

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Teach Me to Pray

Luke 11:1-4 “Lord teach us to pray.” This phrase has both baffled me and amazed me. These men walked with Jesus. They walked with Creator God in human flesh. The one who spoke and it was… And they ask “teach us to pray.” As much as that baffles me, it amazes me all the more. […]

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Prayer is Crazy!

James 5:13-18 Prayer is crazy. If you really stop and think about it, prayer is crazy! First off, we get to talk to God…the Creator of ALL things, the Sustainer of ALL things, the all-powerful, the all-knowing, the always present, everywhere God of the universe. We get to talk to HIM. Prayer is crazy! But […]

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Never Stop Praying

“Pray continually.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 We say it all the time. It has become part of our lingo, and we don’t realize we are saying it. Most church meetings begin with these words: Let’s have a quick word of prayer. The underlying message is, “Before we get to the important stuff, let’s rush through the […]

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How to Pray for Your Friends

Do you ever catch yourself praying and wonder if what you are asking is even close to what God wants? I’ve prayed for men to get jobs, for new vehicles, for better apartments, for changes in circumstance and situation and then asked myself: ‘What if God doesn’t want to do what I’m asking because He knows better? Maybe He’s got bigger plans!’

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The Prayer for 1

When I was a small boy growing up, my dad was a Baptist minister, and our family lived in the house right behind the church building…it was called the parsonage. I can recall going over to dad’s study in the church building to tell him dinner was ready…and at times I would overhear him praying. Sometimes, I would sit down and listen to dad pray…

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