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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Perhaps God did answer your prayer, saying, “No”. There seems to be the assumption that God always answers prayers by giving the person exactly what they asked for. God answers prayers in three ways, just as our human parents do: 1) Yes, you can [...]
The Bible mentions no set times to pray or how often. When our Lord needed to choose his apostles, he prayed all night. (Luke 6:12 “he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” ) So when [...]
Is it wrong for me to ask God in every prayer for me to die? I have poor health and am in very bad chronic pain head to toes?
It saddens us to hear of your dire condition, dealing with “chronic pain.” We can only imagine what that must be like and sympathize with how difficult this must be for you. We do not think it wrong for you to pray to depart [...]
What are some verses in the Bible, that can help me to pray in front of others? I find that I am nervous around people.
Prayers are to God, not man. We need to approach Him with a sincere heart putting all distracting thoughts out of our minds. Focus on God, not man. We shouldn’t compare our prayers to others. Proverbs 29:25 “The fear of man bringeth a snare: [...]
Prayer is one of the greatest privileges God has given His children. Prayer gives us communion with our Heavenly Father, through His Son Jesus. It provides us with spiritual strength and wisdom. Prayer is not only a privilege, but essential to our Christian growth. [...]
I have been under attack of an enemy for several years. I have prayed and fasted and is like God did not hear me. What should I do?
Are you sure God didn’t hear you? None of us are worthy of God’s love, not a single one of us, but He gives it to us anyway. In fact, He LOVED us BEFORE we even thought about coming to Him! (1John 4:19) Don’t [...]