A Delight to God

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. (Proverbs 15:8) Have you ever made someone else supremely happy? Wasn’t that a fun experience? Didn’t it fill your heart with joy when you saw how delighted they were? Perhaps it was at Christmas, or […]

I Will Pray with the Spirit

John Bunyan’s excellent little book on prayer is still helpful and relevant to us today. Forged in the fires of persecution for his faith, Bunyan’s work clears away the clutter and helps the reader understand the practice of prevailing prayer. Most well known for his book, “Pilgrim’s Progress,” Bunyan was a prolific writer and preacher. […]

God’s Answer May Be Different

When you are suffering, is it wrong to ask for a little relief? Consider these words, written by the Apostle Paul: And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should […]

Holding the Ropes

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. (Colossians 4:2-4) In your mind’s eye, […]

Don’t Quit

“And He spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint“ (Luke 18:1) On October 29, 1941 Winston Churchill stood before the students at Harrow School, where he had once been a student. As part of his remarks, he said, “Never give in, never give in, […]

All My Fears

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:3-4) David had made a big mistake. Yes, he had been in danger, and yes, it seemed like the right thing to do at the time. But […]

The Greatest Escape

Do you ever wish that you could escape from all your troubles? In Psalm 55, David expressed his wish for the wings of a dove so that he could fly away (v.6-7). On that occasion, the terrors of death possessed David’s fearful, trembling heart (vs. 4-5). In anguish of soul, he wrestled with betrayal by […]

First of All

The Lord also wants us to make it a priority to pray “for kings and for all those in authority.” What is the next right response to the worst “political news” you hear? Pray for all those in authority.

With A Full Heart

This is part of  “A Season of Prevailing Prayer.”   With a Full Heart What would the Lord say to you, if He were to speak to you personally? We know that God speaks to us through His Word. He “speaks peace” to His people (Psalm 85:8). His gives us “the Word of His Grace” […]