'prayer' Tagged Posts

'prayer' Tagged Posts

When You Know God Is Your Father

Each of my children has a type of blanket and a stuffed animal/doll that they must have to go to sleep. And when I say must have, I mean when it’s been left behind somewhere – we must go back and get it. Many of us may have had some of those innocent attachments as children that we were able to separate from over time. Now that we’ve gotten older we cling to things that…

Prayer Makes Things Happen

Prior to giving us the Lord’s prayer Jesus tells us, in Matthew 6, how not to pray. He points out that there aremany that make a public spectacle out of prayer and know nothing of what it means to engage with God. He also addresses the sad pattern of pagan prayer, which was and is the practice of lofting up many words and empty phrases to the gods, in hopes that one may…

Prayer in the Right Language

In my hometown of Monroeville, Al there was a great little restaurant called Old Mexico. It was the only Mexican restaurant in town and when I was in high school, my friends and I loved going there. One of my friends, who was taking Spanish at the time, wanted to try out their Spanish on the waiter. This attempt to order an entrée in the Spanish language resulted in our…

While My Children Were Sleeping

After recently being away for 5 days for a conference and study trip, I longed to get home to my family. I badly missed my wife, Alana and my 4 year old, my 2 year old, and my 15 month old. It was great to get home in time for dinner with them and to put my children down to bed and pray with them. And yet later that night, while they were fast asleep I tip-toed into their…