Prayer that we ask according to God’s will

Prayer that approaches the throne of grace with confidence is prayer that is offered in accordance to God’s will (1st John 5:14). His will for us is to obey His commands, call out to Him, and find grace and mercy in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16). All we need to do is ask that … Continue reading Prayer that we ask according to God’s will

Prayer that brings us to confidence

We pray with confidence not because of our own merits or standing before God, but because of the Spirit in us that gives us life through Jesus Christ. It is because of His grace and mercy that we can confidently approach His throne (Hebrews 4:16). Therefore, He has made us ministers of a new covenant … Continue reading Prayer that brings us to confidence

Prayer that God would build His church

This week’s Praying for the World prayer guide examines the global Orthodox Church and calls for renewal, improvement in cross-denominational relationships, and better understanding of other traditions. Our prayer is that God would build His church, and our confidence is that the gates of hell would not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18). As we pray … Continue reading Prayer that God would build His church

Prayer that we are God’s house

Physical brick and mortar is not what defines God’s house in Scripture. This is especially important to remember during these times when we’ve been away from the church building. Rather, God is building us up by His Word and His Spirit to be His house through the power of prayer (Leviticus 26:11-12, Deuteronomy 31:6, 1st Corinthians 3:16 & 6:19, Ephesians … Continue reading Prayer that we are God’s house

Prayer that you would be strong and courageous

After the death of Moses, God spoke to Joshua as he was about to lead the people into the Promised Land. Everything that God said to him was a confirmation of the words he spoke to him through Moses in Deuteronomy 31:7-8 & 31:23. Three times in Joshua 1, we hear God repeating the words … Continue reading Prayer that you would be strong and courageous

Prayer that is justified by faith

God reminded Habakkuk that it is not by our good deeds or prideful efforts that we are righteous before Him. We could never be good enough to earn God’s favor. Instead, our righteousness can only come in living by faith that believes God and trusts only in Him. This realization changed the course of history … Continue reading Prayer that is justified by faith

Prayer that does not shrink back

This is not a time to shrink back, but to press forward. Don’t give in to fear. Tune your ears to the Master’s voice. Block out the doom and gloom in the media. Look for ways to be a blessing and help to those in need. God is at work. He will draw many into … Continue reading Prayer that does not shrink back

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