Avoiding Hypocritical Prayer

Getting ready for church this morning and contemplating what I will be praying for and I am reminded of this quote: “There is something deeply hypocritical about praying for a problem you are unwilling to resolve.” Miroslav Volf Prayer has never been easy for me, I am less of a spiritual person than you might […]

The God Who Sees

I got new glasses today. I started wearing glasses in the fourth grade. Mrs. Takahashi, my fourth grade teacher recommended I get glasses because I was struggling in class to see the blackboard, and at home my parents had to clean the TV of my nose-prints. I can still remember the drive home with my […]

Praying for Others

The dynamic of prayer in the fellowship of the Saints is a dying art and practice.  Here are some guidelines for the art of what is known as intercession. in·ter·ces·sion /ˌintərˈseSHən/ Noun The action of intervening on behalf of another. The action of saying a prayer on behalf of another person. There are many examples […]

Mis-Spoken Prayer

I originally posted this back in March, thought it was worth moving to the top of the blog for Grace Challenge Day 10 My Dad is a Russian immigrant and English is not his first language.  He prays at all our family functions.  We often make fun of the mistakes that he makes in speaking. […]

12 Ways to Pray for Your Children

The following list enables you to concentrate your prayer efforts for your children. One suggested method for this list is to take one area a month and focus on that with your children. This will insure that you covered these significant issues in the course of a year. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR […]

I Will Pray for You

This is our Worship Focus at Nuevo Community Church for March 4, 2012.  Text for the morning:  John 17. “I will pray for you.” Those are powerful words.  But like all good things, sometimes they have a dark side.  These powerful words are sometimes simply discussion “enders”.   At the end of a difficult conversation, […]

Prayer for True Knowledge

Here is a prayer written by Thomas a Kempis: Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know, To love what I ought to love, To praise what delights Thee most, To value what is precious in Thy sight, To hate what is offensive to Thee. Do not suffer me to judge according […]

Prayer Meetings for Gas???

Prayer services to be held at St. Louis gas stations to thank God for lower prices Associated Press July 28, 2008 ST. LOUIS – Two prayer services will be held at St. Louis gas stations to thank God for lower fuel prices and to ask that they continue to drop. Darrell Alexander, Midwest co-chair of […]