Committed to Prayer – Friday

“Pray like this …” (Matthew 6:9a) Our reading today is from Matthew 6. Open a Bible and find the passage. Jesus says, “Pray like this,” and then provides us with what we have come to know as the Lord’s Prayer. If you know it by heart, then you have obtained a very helpful guide for… Continue reading Committed to Prayer – Friday

Committed to Prayer – Thursday

Let my prayer stand before you like incense; let my uplifted hands be like the evening offering. (Psalm 141:2) The Psalms contain a record of many powerful prayers. They range from lament to celebration and record the full range of human emotion. There is happiness and sadness; hope and despair. But in all instances, God… Continue reading Committed to Prayer – Thursday

Committed to Prayer – Wednesday

Do not be anxious about anything; rather bring up all of your requests to God in prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. (Philippians 4:6) What are you most anxious about? Do you struggle to pay the bills? Is your marriage in crisis? Are you stuck in a dead-end job? Do you have friendships that are… Continue reading Committed to Prayer – Wednesday

Committed to Prayer – Sermon Intro

Font and Pulpit

I would like to thank my son for breaking the antenna on my car. I do not blame him for he was only 5 at the time and had little appreciation of his strength nor how fragile that slender rod was. I that car the antenna automatically extended whenever I turned on the radio/tape player then, in its… Continue reading Committed to Prayer – Sermon Intro

Committed to Prayer – Tuesday

“The Lord proclaims, the Lord who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is the Lord; call to me and I will answer and reveal to you wondrous secrets you haven’t known.” (Jeremiah 33:2-3) You have been claimed by God in Christ. You are a child of God. God, “the Lord who… Continue reading Committed to Prayer – Tuesday

Committed to Prayer – Monday

You ask and don’t have because you ask with evil intentions, to waste it on your own cravings. (James 4:3) Does God always give us what we ask for? Of course not. Good thing, too! But why? God gives us permission to ask for anything. Yet we do not always receive what we ask for,… Continue reading Committed to Prayer – Monday

Committed to Prayer – Sunday

“I will do whatever you ask for in my name, so that the Father can be glorified in the Son. When you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.” (John 14:13-14) There is a subtle logic contained in this saying of Jesus, one that could be missed. It is not simply… Continue reading Committed to Prayer – Sunday