Talking with God

Matthew 6:1“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by … Continue reading

Is it How or What you Ask?

James 4:3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. We have been told that “faith” is the key to a successful prayer life.  We have been told that it will unlock an abundant life of prosperity.  So we go out … Continue reading


Just a few thoughts…. Contentment is godliness; covetousness leads to idolatry  Do the thing you fear the most, and the death of fear is certain. Proverbs 28:1The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, but the righteous are bold as a lion.  How can the box take the diamonds glory? yet clay vessels steal God‘s … Continue reading


How do you pray in the midst of bad times?  How do you approach God when everything seems to you to be going from bad to worse?  What is your attitude when God answers, but not in the manner in which you asked?  What is your response when to your perspective God contradicts His own … Continue reading

The Model Prayer: Deliver Us from Evil

The last petition in the Model Prayer looks to the future when we pray, “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:13). That is a prayer that every believer should pray daily because we are all vulnerable to succumb to temptation. One wag said truthfully, “If a man wakes … Continue reading

The Model Prayer: Our Daily Bread

Bread is a necessity for life. Without bread people die. Jesus is the One person whom men cannot do without. He has and will graciously provide all you need in life. You can never exhaust Him in this life or in eternity. Are you feasting upon Him daily? Jesus teaches us to pray, “Give us today our daily bread” because “I am the bread of life.” All we need to do is to come to Him daily and trust Him.

The Model Prayer: You Kingdom Come

Jesus instructs us on how to use God’s name in prayer, to pray for His kingdom and His will be done in our lives. If we learn to pray in this manner we will live this way daily.

The Model Prayer: Our Father

Image via Wikipedia Augustine said, “Prayer calms and purifies the heart and makes it more capacious for receiving the Divine gifts. God is always ready to give us His light, but we are not always ready to receive it. By prayer we open channels through which blessings, which are always ready, may flow.” Have you … Continue reading

Awaken Prayer: Illuminated

Sometimes God places us in the fire so that we call out to Him in prayer. Our prayers revolve around God delivering us from the fire of His testing our hearts. Rarely do we pray for the reasons of our troubles as we always feel like victims, not desiring judgment from our heavenly Father. God … Continue reading

Awaken Prayer

John 14:13-14 (New International Version) 13And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. John 15:7-16 (New International Version) 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever … Continue reading