What is Your Commitment to Prayer for 2017?

Prayer is something all Christians can do. It costs no money. It does not require a special gift. It does require time. But it’s something all of us can do. More importantly, prayer is not an option. We are commanded to pray. Jesus says, “Men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). So […]

Never Give Up on Praying for Others to be Saved

Have you been praying for others to be saved and nothing seems to be happening? Jesus says, “Men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). The point is that the answers to our prayers seldom come immediately. After we have prayed and placed our trust in the Lord, we have need of […]

Spiritual Opposition to Prayer

Jesus taught us a lot about the power of prayer. The devil also knows that prayer is powerful. That’s why he fights us so much in that area. Accordingly, there are forces that you and I can’t see that oppose our efforts to pray and to receive from God. This has nothing to do with […]

Why the Christian Prayer is Powerful and Effective

“Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops” (James 5:17-18). James, in his epistle, wrote these words to underscore his […]

Prayer Enables Us to Endure Temptations

Even so-called great men and woman at times fall prey to their weaknesses, such as in the area of sexual sins or unethical deeds. Politicians, preachers, athletes, movie stars, you name it. The fact is that all of us have weaknesses. That’s why we must pray for strength to endure temptations. “Watch and pray, that you enter not […]

Let’s Remember to Pray for Each Other

A preacher, I get many requests to pray for others. I am sure many of you do as well. Those requests come through a number of sources—phone calls, social media, church, work, etc. But how would we grade ourselves in the area of praying for those who request it of us? The power of our […]

“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

In simplest terms, prayer is simply talking and listening to God. But this does not mean that all prayer is the same. Just as we grow in other areas of our Christian life, we can grow in the area of prayer. I certainly know that over time, I have matured in that area of my […]

Make Time for Prayer

Managing the many demands of life can seem overwhelming at times. Many, if not most of us, have more things to do than we have time in which to do them. That means we must prioritize things in our life. So let’s talk about priority. That word oftentimes is a subjective term. What one person […]

The Holy Spirit is Praying for Us

To some people, even some believers, the title of this blog post seems strange. They know what it is for their pastor, church members or family members to pray for them. But the Holy Spirit praying for us? Many people don’t regard the Holy Spirit as a person. To them He is but an inanimate […]