Help, Thanks, Wow
Feb 24, 2023
“My three prayers are variations on Help, Thanks, Wow. That's all I'll ever need, besides the silence, the pain, and the pause sufficient for me to stop, close my eyes, and turn inward.”
For Our Enemies
Feb 23, 2023
“If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.”
Feb 22, 2023
I often think of prayer as “sacred attention”. Attention is at the very heart of prayer—and not just our attention.
Feb 20, 2023
It is in surrendering to the will of the One with all authority we enjoy freedom.
Feb 15, 2023
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.”
Feb 14, 2023
But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the words of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me.
Only Loving Things
Feb 13, 2023
“When we pray we enter the real world, the substance of the kingdom, and our bodies and souls begin to function for the first time as they were created to function.”
Feb 12, 2023
Contentment is not often something that just happens to us. Nor is it like a switch that we can simply turn on when we wish.
Feb 11, 2023
I think for most of us, prayer is something we don’t do nearly enough
Feb 10, 2023
What questions do you desire to bring to God today?
Prayer and Candor
Feb 9, 2023
“We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.” - C. S. Lewis
Cain, Hagar, and Prayer
Feb 8, 2023
It is debatable as to when prayer is first mentioned or introduced in the Biblical text, but most arguments hold that the first prayers consist of humans having access to communicate with God.
Feb 7, 2023
Have you ever had the opportunity to meet a celebrity?
Imagination and Prayer
Feb 6, 2023
Today, move towards your time in prayer with a moment of imagination.
Feb 5, 2023
It’s often pointed out that the the Lord’s prayer uses “our/we/us” language instead of “my/I/me” language.
An Intercession Exercise
Feb 4, 2023
Bring a friend before God in prayer.
Praying from the Gospel
Feb 2, 2023
Today, prepare for prayer by remembering the gospel of Jesus, the one who by his cross and resurrection has given you life.
Short Prayers from Scripture
Feb 1, 2023
“Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. O LORD, make haste to help me!”(Psalm 70:1)
Teach Us To Pray
Feb 1, 2023
“Lord, teach us to pray.” - Luke 11:1
The Table of Faith
Dec 11, 2022
The Table of Jesus is a table of faith.
What Does Patience Produce?
Dec 10, 2022
What benefit comes from practicing patience?
A New Heavens and a New Earth
Dec 9, 2022
Meditate on this text
Dec 8, 2022
“The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.” (James 5:7–8 NRSV)
Images of the Incarnation
Dec 7, 2022
The story of the incarnation of the son of God gives us a rich selection of imagery.
Points of Light
Dec 6, 2022
Sometimes we experience light from a single source, like the sun burning at midday or a lamp that can fill a room.
Dec 5, 2022
Today, we’re praying through Psalm 130. Many of the psalms carry tones that resonate with the advent theme of waiting on God, and make wonderful companions for prayer!
The Table of Abundant-Enough
Dec 4, 2022
The table of Jesus is neither a table of lacking nor of excess.
Prayer from a Longing Heart
Dec 3, 2022
As we lean into our longings for the Lord, we come to grips with our inability to comprehend—much less control—God’s timing.
Already…and Not Yet
Dec 2, 2022
The church carries Christ’s presence as both “already” and also ”not yet”.
Feb 25, 2022
When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Praying and Seeing
Feb 3, 2022
“Prayer is the act of seeing reality from God’s point of view.” - Philip Yancey
For Each Other
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18