Prayer That Avails Much: Praying Effectively

Prayer That Avails Much: Praying Effectively

I have a feeling that if I were a dog I would be a bulldog. If a bulldog gets hold of something in his vice grip jaws he simply will not let it go. When a person is like that it is sometimes called “stubborn” on the negative side or “tenacious”...
Prayer That Avails Much: Praying Effectively

Praying the Word of God

I was in a hotel room in Elyria, Ohio on an overnight business trip sometime during the winter around 1979. My company had assigned me what turned out to be about a four month project requiring me to spend one to three days a week in the Elyria-Lorain area near...
Prayer That Avails Much: Praying Effectively

Prayer of Agreement: Don’t You Agree, God?

I would like to have everything in my life just so. Easy. Convenient. Smooth running. The best parking space just as I pull into the grocery store parking lot. Friends who are always there for me. A church that is always there for me. Finances that are always there...
Prayer That Avails Much: Praying Effectively

Powerful Prayer – Prayer That Sings

Who can doubt how powerful music is? For both good and bad, music affects and influences us at very deep levels. Music sets the mood and so often molds our emotional state. Whenever I hear the 1812 Overture played at a Fourth of July celebration just as the fireworks...
Is God Jealous For You? (Corinthians 11:2)

Is God Jealous For You? (Corinthians 11:2)

“For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.” Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians in 11:2. I once adopted a darling little Boston terrier I named Pepper Ann....
Is God Jealous For You? (Corinthians 11:2)

The In Between Place (Nehemiah 4:9)

“But we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night.” (Nehemiah 4:9) Have you ever found yourself square in the middle of an “in between” place? That’s where you aren’t on hold anymore; things have started to happen....