“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” (Matt. 5:44, NIV). Guest post by Kristi Woods Think about someone who hurt you. How did you love or pray for them? Or, did you? As a mother, I love and protect my children. When someone wounds them, my mama bear… Continue reading Becoming More Like Jesus–Praying for Our Enemies
By Susan Aken Having believed in Jesus for over fifty years, I’ve heard countless lessons and sermons about prayer. I’ve enjoyed multiple prayer partners, learned much, and experienced many answers. Yet, I still struggle sometimes with prioritizing talking to God. Too often I rush through the day occasionally thinking about Him. Worries come to mind… Continue reading How Can We Pray Without Ceasing?
Hate is a word I never use unless I’m talking about cancer. It’s a festering, growing batch of cells that leads to sickness and destruction in one’s body. When it attacks someone you love, everything within you rages and aches. I detest the joy cancer steals, and the life it tries to take. I… Continue reading Praying When Hate or Trials Get in the Way
Hi, my name is Christa, and (dramatic pause) I suffer from doubtful prayer. Phew—I said it! What is doubtful prayer? It means that I know there is no other God above our Creator, that He has unfailing love for me, delights in me—His created daughter, and that He hears my every prayer. But I still… Continue reading Doubtful Prayer
When you feel a nudge towards prayer, do you listen? Or are you too distracted? Too inconvenienced? Too busy? A few months ago, my daughter and I were driving down the highway when the traffic quickly slowed down from its usual 55 miles per hour pace to almost a complete stop. Sirens rang louder as… Continue reading The Importance of Prayer