The Prayer Language – Part VII-C – Delight, Commit, & Trust – Through Prayer

In the third part of an unexpected 3-part mini-series within our current prayer series, we consider again how we can receive the blessings of God.  David not only understood that the blessings of God were conditional, but also what those blessings were conditioned upon.  In Psalm 37:5-6, David shared the secret.  Interestingly, even as David … [Read more…]

The Prayer Language – Part VII-B – The Windows Of Heaven

As we survey the world, we see so many perspectives and views that are, quite simply, unreasonable.  Christians can also, at times, develop perspectives and views that are equally unreasonable.  When God “opened the windows of Heaven” in the Book of Genesis, it was serious business!  God, through the prophet Malachi, tells us…practically dares us…to … [Read more…]

The Prayer Language – Part VII – Keep On Casting Your Bread Upon The Water

When it comes to wants (not needs, but “wants”), there are two kinds of “things” – things we want to USE, and things we want to HAPPEN.  Are we allowed to ask God for “things” we just want?  And how do we get the things we desire from God?  This is the first of an … [Read more…]

The Prayer Language – Part VI – If God Already Knows What I Need, Why Even Ask

Now that the “structural beams” of prayer are in place, Jesus finally encourages us to ASK!  But why would we seemingly waste our time asking for anything when He’s already told us He knows what we need before we even ask? It turns out, there’s a very good reason…and we start to learn that even … [Read more…]