Mark Martens, a guest speaker to our class, spoke on the benefits of prayer: major weapon, marriage builder, and model.
Can Christ-followers and pagans alike agree on one thing about prayer? They can. The story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal in I Kings 18 shows us what we have in common: EVERYONE knows that in order to qualify as God, the god to whom we pray must hear and answer our prayers.
Can just 4 words completely revolutionize our personal prayer lives? They can. Once we internalize the truth Jesus shared in Matthew 6:8, that “our Father knows what we need before we ask him,” we can suspend our “to do” lists that often dominate our prayers, and we can confidently pray the way God wants us … [Read more…]
Can I pray anywhere? Anytime? About anything? Sure. But when Jesus took the time to teach his disciples how to pray, He said this is where we should start: “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees … [Read more…]