Prayer that God does not deny us

God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19, Hebrews 6:18). Since He is true to His Word, then we can persevere in our faith and in prayer with the knowledge that if we endure, He has promised we will reign with Him (2nd Timothy 2:12). If we do not deny Him, He will surely not deny us, for … Continue reading Prayer that God does not deny us

Prayer that waits for the Lord to answer

In Psalm 39:7, David asks the question, “Now, Lord, for what do I wait?” He is crying out to God for deliverance from sin and evil, but his cry is also a confession of where he places his hope. His hope is firmly established in the Lord as the anchor of his soul (Hebrews 6:19). … Continue reading Prayer that waits for the Lord to answer

Prayer that Christ is all in all

[A] wonderful life transformation begins to take place in us when we pray from our heart: “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing” (Psalm 16:2). Worries fade. Irritations dissipate. Busyness ceases. Spirits are lifted. Time becomes holy. We are right where we need to be when our hearts cry out … Continue reading Prayer that Christ is all in all

Prayer that church planting movements would spread

This week’s Praying for the World prayer guide highlights how church planting movements are spreading through some of the least-Christianized peoples and also highlights Indonesia – the young democracy with an exuberant, growing Church and the world’s largest population of Muslims. Here are the requests for prayer: Praise God that many thousands of people are … Continue reading Prayer that church planting movements would spread

Prayer that shows diligence

By faith in Jesus, we come to realize the inheritance that has been promised to us of eternal life with Him. Through the power of prayer, we show ourselves diligent to the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. Prayer does not come easy though. It is hard work that leads us to develop more … Continue reading Prayer that shows diligence

Prayer that helps God’s people

One way that we serve the saints is through prayer. Even when it is done in private, God sees and honors our work of prayer. And angel of the Lord told Cornelius, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.” (Acts 10:4, NIV). God was pleased to reveal … Continue reading Prayer that helps God’s people

Prayer that is sure of better things

Our confidence in better things comes from our hope of salvation through Jesus Christ (see Hebrews 6:9) He is the Word that we have received by becoming flesh and dwelling among us (John 1:14). His message is a message of love and forgiveness (1st John 3:11-24). Prayer is where we express that we look forward … Continue reading Prayer that is sure of better things

Prayer that God permits

One key reason to pray is because God has commanded us to pray. If we are to be obedient to His will, then prayer must be part of our life in Him…Prayer allows us to participate in God’s works. Does God need our help? No. He is all powerful and in control of everything in … Continue reading Prayer that God permits

Prayer that we might know the things that are freely given to us

1st Corinthians 2:10 says, “The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God” (NIV). In order to know God’s thoughts, we must first know His Spirit who gives understanding and knowledge of all things (see verses 11-12). Verse 13 goes on to say, “This is what we speak, not in words taught us … Continue reading Prayer that we might know the things that are freely given to us

Prayer that God is desired by all nations

This week’s Praying for the World prayer guide examines the idea of Buddhism as a ‘religion’. As it states, “Buddhist ideas are woven into a much wider tapestry of belief, ritual, filial piety and morality. This tapestry will often include rituals involving other gods, the ancestors, and often the occult.” In addition, we also focus … Continue reading Prayer that God is desired by all nations

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