As Jesus approached Jerusalem for the Passover celebration He knew that His time was short, the hour when opposition to His ministry would reach its climax was fast approaching. But Jesus would share one last Passover supper with His disciples. In those final moments with those who were closest to Him, the last prayer of Jesus reveals what was important to Him. This is what He wanted to say again, what He wanted the disciples to remember, and what He wanted us to know!Continue reading “What Was The Last Prayer Of Jesus?”
Prayer reflections, tips, and resources – to build and strengthen our faith, bringing encouragement to stand in prayer for our families and communities.
How To Pray The Lord’s Prayer Every Day!
When we read the Lord’s prayer, we hear the words that Jesus used to teach His disciples how to pray. But to understand how to pray the Lord’s prayer every day examines the meaning and the pattern that the prayer follows. This helps to focus our thoughts, without the familiar words becoming repetitive and meaningless.Continue reading “How To Pray The Lord’s Prayer Every Day!”
Hannah’s Prayer – 6 Powerful Lessons for Today
In the Bible Hannah’s prayer is found at the beginning of 1 Samuel. In fact, there are two prayers recorded and they are set apart by a couple of years. The first is with tears and a desperate vow, but the second prayer is regarded as a song of praise and worship. Hannah had received the answer to her prayer and moved from despair in her situation to delight in God. What lessons can we learn from her prayer for our lives today?Continue reading “Hannah’s Prayer – 6 Powerful Lessons for Today”
React or Act? Lessons from Nehemiah’s Prayer
When you hear bad news of events that are occurring in your country, does it ever make you cry with sadness, anger, or frustration? Does it make you feel powerless, that there is nothing that you can do? Although of course, we all feel that someone, should do something! But if we have a strong reaction to bad news, do we take it straight to God? Nehemiah’s prayer is an example of someone whose reaction to bad news drove them into action.Continue reading “React or Act? Lessons from Nehemiah’s Prayer”
Words of Psalm 23 Prayer Points for Life
One of the most well-known and best-loved Psalms in the Bible is Psalm 23. For me, this is because the words are such a joyful declaration of trust in God. If we use the words of Psalm 23 as prayer points, we are identifying ourselves with God’s people in the past and the present. There is something powerful in knowing that our voices are joining with others, throughout the world, who are using this Psalm to declare their faith and draw near to God.Continue reading “Words of Psalm 23 Prayer Points for Life”
Which Parable Teaches Us About Persistence in Prayer?
Jesus loved to tell a story, sometimes a simple short story with a clear meaning. At other times a deeper message is hidden within descriptions of familiar sights and events. Jesus didn’t actually teach much about prayer – He prayed, alone, and in the company of His disciples. But in the gospel of Luke there are, not one but, two parables about persevering in prayer. The context and the application of the stories are different so what is so important about persistence in prayer?Continue reading “Which Parable Teaches Us About Persistence in Prayer?”