Category: Prayer

God, Heal Our Land

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14 This oft quoted scripture is […]

Stonewall Faith & Prayers

If I’m honest, I think the image of heads praying against a stonewall hits too close to home for pathetic pray-ers like me. Haven’t we all tried to draw nearer to God’s presence in prayer, but felt like our prayers were deflecting off of a glass ceiling or crashing into a thick stone wall?

Jesus-Shaped Prayer (Mike Fox)

LECTIONARY REFLECTION| LUKE 11:1-13 NEWS FLASH!  JESUS WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN!  Most people, Christians and non-Christians alike, recognize that Jesus Christ is the center of the Christian faith.  Even the name of our religion – CHRISTianity – reflects the importance of Jesus Christ to us.  Christians, as a group, […]

Taking Off Prayer Masks

From Skye Jethani: Most of the characters in the Bible were scoundrels. King David, for example, possessed some noble qualities, but he was also a liar, adulterer, and murderer. Still, he was called “a man after God’s own heart.” The explanation may be found in David’s prayers. They […]

The Role of Imagination in Faith

“It may be that God has the eternal appetite of infancy.” -G.K. Chesterton I had a great conversation this week about the role of imagination in spiritual growth. We spoke a bit about how children tend to be more open to new things than adults. (I recently wrote about […]