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…]

The Prayer Language – Part IV – Elijah & The Prophets Of Baal

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.

Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

“The Knowledge of the Holy by popular evangelical author and Christian mystic A.W. Tozer illuminates God’s attributes—from wisdom, to grace, to mercy—and in doing so, attempts to restore the majesty and wonder of God in the hearts and minds of all Christians. A modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, The Knowledge of the Holy … [Read more…]

The Prayer Language – Part III – The Disciples’ Prayer – Our Father, In Heaven

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…]

The Prayer Language – Part II – Location, Location, Location

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…]