America’s problems aren’t entirely “out there.” We worry that God is silent, but then we scroll social media instead of searching the Scriptures. We complain that our voices are being silenced, but we fail to bring our requests before the Lord in prayer. If we want to make a difference in our world, we can begin by humbling ourselves before God. • Making a Difference Begins … [Read more...] about How Can Christians Make a Difference in America?
Discover biblical guidelines for a rich prayer life, examine prayer as modeled by Jesus Christ, and discover keys to powerful prayer.
“What a mess.” How many times have you heard this? Or said it! And today, perhaps, many of us may feel it, more than ever. It’s been an unsettling season—an extraordinary year of turmoil: pandemic, economic issues, politics, natural disasters. After the U.S. presidential election, the mess may get even messier. But our hope is not in politics or government. Yes, as … [Read more...] about A Prayer for National Unity and Hope for Tomorrow
Our nation is facing unprecedented uncertainty. Health, finances, politics—every aspect of life seems to be hanging in the balance. Each solution put forward seems to raise new questions. Yet there is one source of true hope and healing, and that is Almighty God. He has promised, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn … [Read more...] about A Prayer for America
How do we pray when we’re facing a crisis like COVID-19? There isn’t a set formula or “right” way to do it. God knows what we need before we ask, and He’s more concerned with the condition of our heart than the words we speak. James 5:16 says, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” If we are sincere in our faith and our petition, God will hear us and … [Read more...] about A Prayer for Facing the Coronavirus
Prayer may be the greatest blessing God gives us here on this earth. Each of us has tremendous potential to serve God and others through the ministry of prayer. It’s available to every believer, no matter who we are or what our life circumstances. God designed it to bless us beyond all imagining, and yet it is easily within our reach. As accessible and powerful as … [Read more...] about How to Pray for Your Family
We’re constantly aware of what the world thinks. Our self-images are fragile, and we become upset if someone criticizes us.… We seem to need a lot of affirmation. But when we focus on the favor of God, His affirmation and love for us become the foundation of our self-esteem. We have value and worth because He made us, He is preparing a place for us, He is coming again for us, … [Read more...] about How to Experience God’s Blessing
Inner peace seems illusive at times. The consistent overflow of information and entertainment that bombards us, added to the fast-paced lifestyles we are pressured to lead, can put us on the edge of our sanity and keep us there. While we are living in this zone, it’s usually not a question of whether we are praying but how we are praying. When we’re under pressure, our … [Read more...] about 7 Prayers for Inner Peace
Of all the voices we hear in a day, none is more essential to how we live our lives than the voice of Jesus! Throughout history there have been many great orators and countless inspiring speeches, but none can compare to the words of Jesus. No one ever spoke as He did. His words are perfect, infallible and unfailing, always truthful and trustworthy. He never spoke a … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Hear the Voice of Jesus
The Bible is packed with powerful, life-transforming promises. God has given us this vault of infinite riches to be an instruction book for life. Why, then, do we often feel drained and powerless? Imagine a house on a pretty lot, surrounded by shrubs and flowers. A state-of-the-art power plant stands next door. That plant can produce enough energy to power the entire … [Read more...] about 10 Powerful Prayers Packed With Promise
As a child, where did you go for answers? As a teenager, who was your “go-to” person? In your career now, do you have a mentor who helps you find the answers you seek? When Moses didn’t know what to do with the Israelites in the wilderness, his father-in-law, Jethro, told him how to organize the people into a functioning nation (Exodus 18). When David became the king of Israel, … [Read more...] about Trusting God When Your Prayers Aren’t Answered
Pray on the Armor of God Prayer is work—and it requires all-out battle. It is not an idle pastime or an optional exercise reserved for more “spiritual” believers. Prayer is the hard-work business of the church of Jesus Christ. The kind of prayer that changes hearts and transforms neighborhoods and rebuilds communities and revives nations is intense, fervent, and all … [Read more...] about Spiritual Warfare Prayer
Does confessing sin bring physical healing? According to James 5:15-16, “The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” Yes, it is important to … [Read more...] about 4 Questions Answered on the Importance of Prayer