Yes and no. No, we cannot change God’s mind. God has a plan and He will fulfill His purposes. Isaiah 46:9-10 (NET), “Remember what I accomplished in antiquity! Truly I am God, I have no peer; I am God, and there is none like me, who announces the end from the beginning and reveals beforehand [...]
Where in the Bible does it teach that God in his infinitive majestic power knows my needs before I kneel down to pray?
“… your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.” Matthew 6:8. Spirit-begotten Christians have returned to God’s family through justification in Christ. We are blessed to know the supreme, majestic God as our caring father. God is carefully nurturing, teaching, and protecting His children. He knows the exact number of [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]