In what way does your knowledge of God's actions and character affect the way you pray?

What a great privilege we have to always have the ear of the supreme God who rules the universe. 1 Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers.”  We call him Father, a Father who truly cares for us with only our best interests […]

May 13th, 2019|Prayer|

Why did Jesus say we were always to pray in His name?

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’ ” John 14:6.​

In our prayers, we must acknowledge that we only have access to God through Jesus. Before we became Christians, we were estranged from God. We struggled and tried to stop sinning, […]

April 1st, 2019|Prayer|

Give me three major reason why we ought to pray.

Prayer is a privilege. No earthly king or president permits unlimited access to his ear. But the great creator, emperor, God of the universe encourages our communication! He never sleeps. Psalm 121:4, “He who watches over Israel (natural and spiritual Israel) never slumbers or sleeps.” He is always there for us. What a gracious God […]

March 18th, 2019|Prayer|

What is the meaning of and who wrote Psalm 91?

The traditional Jewish thought is that Moses wrote Psalm 91. 

Moses wrote this during the 40 years of wilderness wandering. He experienced many dangers while leading over a million people through a hot desert without the protection of a large army or a permanent walled dwelling. During those years, Israel did see God’s punishment in the […]

January 29th, 2019|Miscellaneous Bible Questions, Prayer|

How does the spirit make intercession for us? Romans 8:26 & 27.

What is the “spirit” referenced in the passage? “Spirit” in the Greek is “pneuma.”  Strong’s Concordance defines it broadly: “a current of air, breath, mental disposition or an angel, demon.” Throughout Romans, the Apostle Paul also used “pneuma” in different contexts with a variety of meanings. Some verses in Romans do not refer to God’s […]

January 2nd, 2019|Prayer|

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|