Prayer of Relinquishment

Prayer of Relinquishment

“I surrender all. All to thee my precious Savior, I surrender ALL” (Lines of an old hymn) Anyone who knows me well knows that I believe in the bulldog approach to prayer: get hold of it and never let go until the answer comes. God says in James 4:2, “You...
Punch Me Down, Lord (Luke 12:1)

Punch Me Down, Lord (Luke 12:1)

If you have ever baked your own bread you know that after it rises the first time it has to be punched down. It is the leavening, usually yeast, which causes the dough to expand. Jesus told his followers; “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is...
Punch Me Down, Lord (Luke 12:1)

Who Is Your God? (Psalm 4:8)

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety Pslam 4:8. In a Prayer Closet article written earlier, I told the story of a night years ago that I spent in a hotel while someone tried to break into my room. Through it God...
Prayer of Relinquishment

Disappointment in Prayer

How do you handle it when you are disappointed in the results of prayer? Hasn’t everyone had some puzzling or disappointing outcomes even with the most fervent or faith-filled prayer? Sometimes we think we have to slide those little disappointments under the rug...
Prayer of Relinquishment

Miracle Making Prayer

God is “able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think…” (Ephesians 3:20) Prayer is always answered one way or another but the kind of answer I like best is prayer that works a miracle. I know of one such case right now. My friend...
Punch Me Down, Lord (Luke 12:1)

The Faith Workout (Hebrews 11:6)

Faith is really exercising the trust muscle. Within the last six months I learned how to do push ups. This is nothing I would have pursued of my own volition, being of the opinion that it was impossible for a person of my age to do push ups. I was asking my...