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, […]

To whom should we pray? To God the Father, to Jesus Christ or to both? In Matthew 6 verse 9 and John 15:16, we are taught to pray to God through Jesus. However, in John 14 verse 14 , Romans 10 verse 12, 2 Corinthians 12 verse 8, and Acts 7 verse 59, both Paul and Stephen prayed to Jesus. Please explain.

We pray to God our Father. At the same time our Father wants us to acknowledge that his son Jesus is the active agent in answering our prayers. The following scriptures, you cited, agree with this thought.

John 14:13-14, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be […]

November 18th, 2017|God, Faith, Jesus’ Life, Teachings, and Death, Prayer|

How do I pray for my mental health?

Embrace the beautiful promise, “The Lord has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind,” 2 Timothy 1:7. A sound mind is a balanced and healthy mind. The closer we walk with God, the more we will know His love and His mind. What steps can […]

What are the things that hinder our blessings?

Summary: Jesus said obedient Christians will “receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life,” Luke 18:30. But “You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.” James 4:3 (NIV).

Explanation: Many people believe obedient Christians will be blessed with […]

How do you knock and seek in Matthew 7:7?

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7

There are several methods we may use to knock and seek. The first of these actions is prayer. Praying to God, we knock and seek answers to nagging questions and problems. Then we patiently […]

Did Mary the mother of Jesus die? And why do Catholics pray to and through Mary?

Mary certainly died. As the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:22, “…in Adam all die…” Since Mary was part of the Adamic race, she did die. The last mention of her in the Bible does confirm that she continued as a believer with other Christians in the early church.   Acts 1:14, “These all continued […]

What is fasting and praying for help with life and death? And what do you drink or eat?

There are no direct scriptures about proper or improper fasting foods nor about the duration of a fast. In the Bible, fasting was most often associated with three attitudes of heart. Most prominently, people fasted as part their repentance from sin. When Jonah told the people at Nineveh that God was going to destroy their […]

Are we to ask for forgiveness every time we pray?

"Be unceasing in prayer.  Always be thankful;  for this is the Lord's will concerning you in Christ Jesus."  I Thessalonians 5:16  (Weymouth)  The advanced Christian is to be so fully in accord with the Father and the Son, that his entire life will be in an attitude of prayer. When he sins, his tender conscience […]

May 10th, 2016|Prayer|