Prayer articles

To lay all we are and all we have before the throne to gain God’s perspective. To join the never-ending prayer that swirls the throne room.

This Throne Room Prayer Changes Everything

This Throne Room Prayer Changes Everything

  What’s the one prayer that is spoken every day, every hour, every minute, even now? It’s a simple but potent prayer tucked into the book of Revelation. The beloved disciple, John, finds himself trapped on the island of Patmos. He blinks and suddenly sees an open door. A familiar voice beckons, “Come up here”

The Holy Spirit knows how to get answers to His prayers. Praise God for the Holy Spirit's prayers. So, feel free to pour your heart out to Him. Just tell Him what's going on. Cry. It's OK. Moan, groan. He'll take your prayers and translate them into something that is pleasing to God and that receives an answer. And He prays for you.

You Don’t Need Seminary to Understand Scripture

  I know prayer changes things. Prayer changes us. Prayer changes people. But if you don’t have somebody visible that you can pray with, somebody that you can call and tell what your needs are — and I have to be careful myself. I don’t want to depend on my prayer teams for prayer and

Living the Blessing

We get it that many people today are spiritually homeless when it comes to a church or doing much with their faith. But the Blessing is all about getting to know and love Jesus — whose love and blessing we’re going to be living out with others. He modeled loving people well — blessing them.

Others of us have been around prayer enough that it feels familiar. We know what to expect from others and what’s expected of us. But we may be praying in a way that is actually quite different from what Scripture reveals about prayer. Or we might find ourselves in a season when prayer has become an afterthought — or something altogether forgotten. Or perhaps we’ve settled into a good prayer practice, but we could use some fresh inspiration.

The Purpose of Prayer

  The function of prayer is . . . to change the nature of the one who prays. — Søren Kierkegaard Scripture shows us many types of interactions with God. We see Jacob wrestling with God for hours, and Job overcome with doubt and bitterness in His presence. We see Moses’ fearful excuses and Jonah’s stubborn resistance. Then

A Minister of Comfort : The Lord uses our pain, our stories, our history to help others along the way. We are comforted so we can give comfort. Suffering can enrich us with wisdom and compassion so we can help others.

A Minister of Comfort

  He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. — 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT You’ve heard repeatedly that God causes all the circumstances of your life to work together for your good and His glory. But do you truly believe it? Sometimes it is difficult. If a trial is sufficiently

Love. I don’t know what that means. I don’t know that You love me, and I suppose I don’t know if I love You either. I fear You and I respect Your power, but I’m afraid Your next move will take another chunk out of me.

Are You Painting Your Masterpiece with My Pain?

  Honest Prayers for The Darkest Times Dear God, I was making a list of things I know for sure, but when I went to write “God loves me,” I couldn’t — it felt like a lie. I believe You love me, but I don’t know it. I think You do. Your book says You

How Are You Praying for Our Leaders?

Since our nation’s very first days, God’s greatest movements in our midst have been fashioned and sustained by prayer, from the signing of our earliest documents, to our triumphs over days of darkness, to the spiritual awakenings that have sustained our faith and resolve over the centuries. Throughout Scripture and throughout our history as a

Three Powerful Prayers from Historical Figures

Editor’s note: It’s been said that prayer is the world’s greatest wireless connection. A freely accessible conversation with God? What an act of mercy on His part. Humanity has been utilizing this gift for ages, so there must be a common thread here… something that keeps us coming back to our Creator. Do you ever

It is a powerful good when a man battles for a woman’s heart and stands between her and her enemies. But often, there is not a man present in a woman’s life to fight on her behalf. And even when there is, God desires the woman’s spirit to rise up in his strength as well. But men need women to engage in spiritual warfare on their behalf as well.

Warrior Princesses

    “Me, a princess?” “You are the legal heir.” “I never lead anyone.” “We will help you to be a princess, to rule. If you refuse to accept the throne then the kingdom will cease to exist as we know it.” —The Princess Diaries In God’s name, we must fight them! —Joan of Arc

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