I was a bit dispirited. I had just met with a couple from my congregation who told me they were looking elsewhere for a church. One of their grievances was that I talked and preached too much about prayer. I thought about that. Was I harping on prayer? In our conversation the couple had […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Prayer Log
It is striking to notice the contrast between the prayer typical of most of us and the prayer exemplified in the pages of Scripture. It seems that the mainstay of the prayer diet of the believer involves matters related to self. A main course of petitions, side expressions of thanks, sprinklings of praise, a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
All of us admit to the need to spend more time in prayer. The question is, where do we find the time? Some might insist that we always find time for what we want to do. Yes. And no. There are some non-negotiables like work and sleep, surrounded by other things not necessarily on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My booklet on prayer as part of P&R’s Basics of the Faith series was released earlier this month. My prayer is that it would be used of God not only to inform but to incite His church to the delight and work of prayer. Below are six questions and answers I prepared for P&R to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Primer on Prayer
Parents are called to shepherd their children. In so doing, parents are to provide for the needs of their children, to guide them in the way of truth and righteousness, and to guard them from the ways of the world and the waywardness of their hearts. In describing the work of a shepherd, the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.