No Chance Encounter

No Chance Encounter One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.  John 1:40-41 Andrew heard the preaching.  God’s Word affected his heart.  John the Baptist wasContinue reading “No Chance Encounter”

Prayer Changes Us

Prayer Changes Us If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  John 15:7 “A fifth grade boy who had heard a sermon on persistence in prayer was praying by himself in his room one night. As his dad passed hisContinue reading “Prayer Changes Us”

Did You Think To Pray?

Did You Think To Pray? Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.  Psalm 88:9 We pray when we are in trouble.  It is easy to turn our thoughts to Heaven when we have a big problem or a predicament thatContinue reading “Did You Think To Pray?”

Making Time to Pray

Making Time to Pray But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.                   1 Peter 4:7 When faced with a big decision or fraught with a new diagnosis, we can start to pray like we never prayed before.  ButContinue reading “Making Time to Pray”

“Prayer” in Psalms

“Prayer” in the Book of Psalms 31 times in the Book of Psalms is the word “Prayer” found.  That is enough times to read a new verse about “prayer” every day for a month! Sometimes it is found in the chapter heading.  At other times it is in the text of the psalm.  As youContinue reading ““Prayer” in Psalms”

The Friend Who Finally Opened the Door

Prayers of Importunity I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.  Luke 11:8 I love it when church members describe with excitement that they are seeing God answer prayers in theirContinue reading “The Friend Who Finally Opened the Door”