In Psalm 43:1, David asks God to judge, defend, and deliver him from the unjust and ungodly. Can Christians pray this?

It is always proper for Christians to pray for divine protection or deliverance from ungodliness. Jesus, himself, taught us to pray, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:13) 

But our “faith” is tested when it seems that God doesn't hear our petitions. Our Lord was similarly tested in the garden […]

Can my life change immediately after prayers, or will I have to wait for some time?

It is good that you realize your need of prayer. Whether changes come quickly or not greatly depends on what you pray for.

As children of God, we receive many blessings we hardly notice. But as we grow in the knowledge of His word, we begin to appreciate them more and more. Additionally, a proper heart […]

September 12th, 2018|Prayer|

How may I know and be sure that I am praying in the spirit and in the will of God?

“With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,”  Ephesians 6:18.

To pray in the spirit is to pray in harmony with the power and doctrines of God, praying prayers that are in harmony with […]

August 25th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, God, Faith, Prayer|

When we pray in church, are we to kneel down?

It is a great privilege to pray to the Heavenly Father through the name of Jesus.

When we pray, we are going before God apart from the world.  Personal communion with the Father is blessed when kneeling, because it shows our humility before Him and our adoration of Him.  Daniel's example of kneeling in prayer is an […]

August 3rd, 2018|Prayer|

Do the dead help us?

Summary: No, the dead cannot help us. Ecclesiastes 9:5 (NASB), “the dead do not know anything.” 

Explanation: Jesus said death was like sleep. When Jesus's friend, Lazarus, was sick, the family asked Jesus to come and heal him. But Jesus was busy. Finally, when He did decide to go to his friend, Jesus said, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, […]

May 29th, 2018|Prayer|

Is it good to ask people to pray for you?

Yes! First, it is proper and good for us to pray for each other. Jesus, Himself, prayed for all of His present and future followers. John 17:9, “I (Jesus) pray for them (true Christians). I am not praying for the world but for those you have given me, because they are yours.” Jesus also told […]

May 2nd, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, Prayer|

What does the Bible say about inner peace and assurance?

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:6,7 (NLT).

These are wonderful, comforting scriptures. The […]

March 16th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, God, Faith, Prayer|

I believe praying means talking to God, but by what other means can one talk to God?

When we are full of joy and gratitude to God, we talk with Him in praises, psalms and songs. “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,” Ephesians. 5:19.

We also communicate with God by our behaviors. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Your actions […]

March 8th, 2018|Christian Character and Conduct, Prayer|

Did Jesus pray to God?

How much Jesus loved his Father, Jehovah! And how he treasured private fellowship with Him! Yes, Jesus certainly did pray to God. Hebrews 5:7 (NIV), “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he […]

December 19th, 2017|Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death, Prayer|

When praying, how many times should I ask God for something?

Jesus said, “Men ought always to pray and not to faint.” Luke 18:1. The Apostle Paul taught us to “pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 (NLT). The Bible never gives us a specific number of times we may petition God for something. However, […]