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|

Is there a special position for praying? Some say praying while standing or walking does not respect God.

In Mark 11:25, Jesus said, "Whenever you stand up to pray, if you have anything against anybody, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."  (Moffatt Translation of the Bible)

In Matt. 6:6, Jesus said, "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, […]

February 5th, 2016|Prayer|

Someone wants to rid my home from any evil spirits by saying prayers and burning sage. Is this Biblical?

Yes and No.  Praying is always appropriate when you feel evil approaching; however, burning sage to ward off evil spirits is not Biblical. Throughout history, people have created many rituals to banish evil spirits.Yet, none of these rituals were designed nor blessed by God. No scripture even mentions the sage plant!

The Bible does give an answer for […]

January 27th, 2016|Occult, Magic, Spiritism, Prayer, Religions, Satan|

Are we supposed to ask for forgiveness when we pray? I have learned that as Christians we are supposed to be righteous, so we are not sinful.

Yes, we need to ask God to forgive us for our current sins. When we became Christians by confessing our sinfulness, accepting Jesus as our Savior, and then giving our entire heart and mind to follow God’s will, Jesus’ blood covered all of our sins. However, God does not miraculously make us perfect in our […]

January 23rd, 2016|Prayer|

Do our prayers need to specifically mention people and situations? Or can I just put it out there and let God do the rest?

When we approach God we come in sincere faith and by faith believe our prayers have an effect. “The heartfelt supplication (prayer) of a righteous man exerts a mighty influence.” (James 5:16, Weymouth) Jesus prayed generally for the Church. (See John chapter 17.) He also prayed specifically for Peter in the hours before he betrayed […]

January 23rd, 2016|Prayer|

What should I say in my prayer in the morning before going to work?

There is no better way for us to begin our day than in heart communion with our heavenly Father.  How pleased God must be if our first waking thoughts turn to Him with a desire to praise and thank Him for another day of life.  A few quiet moments to reflect on His unfailing goodness, […]

January 23rd, 2016|Prayer|

How does prayer work?

Prayer is our direct communication with the Creator of the Universe. When we come to Christ – that is accept him as our savior and repent of our sins – we then have direct access to Jehovah through Jesus. There is never any need to pray to dead saints or anything else, just to God […]

January 18th, 2016|Prayer|

Does God hear the prayers of a person that is unsaved?

Regarding  prayer, particularly the prayers of those who have not yet accepted Jesus as their Savior, the Apostle Paul seems to tell us that God is always listening for prayers from those who may be seeking to come into a relationship with Him and His Son.  Speaking to non-Christians at Athens, Greece, he says, “From […]

January 13th, 2016|Prayer|

What are some good scriptures to pray to receive deliverance?

David prayed, “My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.” (Ps. 31:15)  Also, “Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen against me, and such as breathe out violence.” (Ps. 27:12)  Jesus taught us to […]

December 30th, 2015|Prayer|