Tag: prayer

Witness Well

A prayer on being prepared to share God’s Word with others

The Bible says, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15)  Being prepared to share God’s Word is only part of our witness, because being prepared to do so in love can …

A prayer to overcome fear in sharing God’s Word with others

The prospect of sharing God’s Word with others does cause fear and panic for many Christians. The thoughts of  “What do I say?” or “What if I say something wrong?” plants the seeds of inactivity in our fertile minds. The words of Jesus confronts our fears with a simple statement, “Don’t worry!”  When the disciples gathered …

A prayer to overcome weariness in doing good works

A good farmer knows that when he plants seeds, he can’t expect a harvest the next day. There are elements beyond his control – like rain, drought, hail, wind and flood. Despite any circumstances, he must not give up in his work trusting that the Lord will provide.   The Bible tells us, “Let us not become weary …

A messenger of good news has beautiful feet

Back in ancient times, people relied on traveling messengers to hear the latest news. A messenger who brought good news was considered to have beautiful feet. Great joy and relief greeted any good news from the battlefront, especially regarding the safety of loved ones. In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, he quotes a well-known verse …

A prayer for strength to be Christ’s ambassadors

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”  (2 Cor. 5:20) A Christian believer is considered an ambassador. A government appointed ambassador are sent to communicate with foreign governments and called upon to represent the opinion and authority of the country who has sent them. The spiritual citizenship of a …

A Prayer to be a Bold Witness for Christ

Sharing God’s Word with others is a daunting task. Competing truths, busyness, and distractions add up to what seemingly is a disinterested public towards spiritual matters. When including our own fear and weaknesses, we must acknowledge our need to rely on God for His power and strength. Like the great Christian missionaries of old, we must rely on …

Jesus’ instructions on how to move mountains with prayer

The object of our prayer is God and His power to heal. His plan, His will and His ways are always the best. That is where we place our faith in.

If God is so all-knowing and all-powerful, why does he need our prayers?

There are billions of variables that go into God’s moment by moment interaction with the world. There is His overall plan for humankind and for the cosmos. There is His plan for each individual. There is the strategy of the spiritual battle with which He is involved. There is the degree to which He has ordained our prayer to have consequences in the world. To understand all of this would be like walking into a theater in the middle of a movie. Would you be able to explain the whole movie after only one minute of viewing? Or, would you be able to teach a chemistry class after reading one page of a textbook?