Tag Archives: prayer

Praying for the World; September 12, 2021


John 17:9 “I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.” This verse in English has always bothered me a bit. It feels like when God told … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Jesus’ Name; September 10, 2021


John 16:24 “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” This verse (along with a few others) is the theological foundation for the almost universal practice … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Transformation; August 29, 2021


Luke 9:29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. There are levels of prayer that we haven’t tasted. We might expect Jesus to be transformed like … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Listening to God; August 28, 2021


Luke 9:18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” Two things are of interest about this simple verse. The first is that Jesus didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Loving Enemies; August 27, 2021


Luke 6:27-28 “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Jesus’ command to love our enemies is one of His … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fame; August 26, 2021


Luke 6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. I used to think this was largely hyperbole, but having a wife who will get up at all hours … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Receiving from God; August 22, 2021


Luke 3:21-22 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Best; August 17, 2021


Mark 10:51-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deliverance Ministry; August 16, 2021


Mark 9:28-29 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer. “ It has always struck me as interesting, to say the least, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Morning Devotions; August 13, 2021


Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. This verse has always been an encouragement to me, but a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Christian, encouragement, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments