Category Archives: Prayer

One of The Most Important Prayers a Parent Can Pray & the Safest Place Your Child Can Be…

With all the prayers of protection going up you might think we live in a war zone. We are all concerned for our kids. Many parents feel a tremendous amount of guilt over things their kids do and how much of that is our fault as parents. So we pray and pray and pray GodContinue Reading

Changing My Approach to Prayer As a Disciple of Jesus

After 40 years on this earth prayer is finally starting to make sense. It made sense in one way all these years – yes I can talk with God. Yes God hears. I can thank God and ask God for things. I can pray praise to God, etc. I have understood those things as wellContinue Reading

Prayer in the Early Church – What Were They Praying for and What Can We Learn from Them?

What can we learn from how the early church prayed? We can learn so much! As I have gone back through Acts and the Epistles I have looked for some common threads and themes that come up over and over again. Here is what I found. The early church prayed together regularly. We see itContinue Reading

Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Pray By His Example

Jesus is our teacher. We follow his curriculum. We do that by studying the gospels to learn to follow Jesus from Jesus himself. When we do that we see that prayer was an extremely important part of their (and our) walk. As with most things Jesus taught on prayer in two main ways: his exampleContinue Reading

Not All Repetition is Vain Repetition – Developing a More Vibrant Prayer Life

There were certain things I knew not to do growing up. There aren’t too many lists doing drugs and praying the Lord’s prayer both appear on but this was one of them. The Lord’s prayer wasn’t really to be prayed verbatim because that was “vain repetition” and Jesus said not to do that. One stepContinue Reading

Learning to Talk With God

Raising kids makes for some fun and challenging times. One of the things that we feel is essential to their growth and maturity is how to talk with adults. There are basic rules of civility that we want our kids to know and do when it comes to talking with adults, for example – lookContinue Reading

Praying 50 Times a Day

It seems any good prayer plan has you setting aside three or four times a day to pray. Somehow this just never works out. What I have realized is that this is like telling me that I have to set aside three or four times a day to talk with Missy. I hope I talkContinue Reading

Praying Scripture

I just posted something that will be of interest to some of you on praying scripture over at Wineskins — “Bono Gives us a Lesson on Praying the Psalms” Try out the exercise at the end of the post and see how it works for you.Continue Reading

The Prayer Jesus Told Us to Pray that Too Few of Us Pray

If you have a few minutes please read my post over at Wineskins today. It was a big lightbulb/aha in my thinking yesterday on prayer and evangelism. The Prayer Jesus Told Us to Pray that Too Few of Us PrayContinue Reading

Jesus Prayed

“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles…” – Luke 6:12-13 I am humbled by this verse. Jesus had a big decision to make andContinue Reading

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