Call to Me and I Will Answer You

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”1

There is an invitation. God is calling out to you to come and speak with him. Therefore prayer first of all is about listening to God

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Daniel’s Habit of Prayer

If at all you would like to end up in prison; for what crime might that be? Shocked? We now look at a man who landed in a den of lions for the sole crime of praying to God. That too at the age of eighty plus. His name is Daniel.

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About God’s Will and Right Sexual Conduct

 

So many youngsters are worried about finding God’s will. In today’s world they are more in confusion about right sexual conduct.

The Bible speaks about this in very clear terms.

Flee.

That means run away from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Tim 2:22). So do not stay in a place, situation or in Read the rest

Why Do We Give Up Praying?

Luke says that Jesus spoke a parable to teach us to always pray and not give up (Luke 18:1). Plainly stated. But easily forgotten.

Why do we give up praying? It mostly happens because most of our prayers are wishes only. Such prayers cannot be sustained.

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Who Is God to You?

Who is God to you? Creator. Provider. Almighty. Judge. All these are true. But there is something more we need to know and experience.

Jesus came to show us this “something more” about God. Jesus came to show us God our heavenly Father. Jesus called God “Abba, Father.” Just as a little one in a … Read the rest

Go! One Act of Obedience!

It is amazing how one act of obedience can go a long way in fulfilling God’s purposes. Look at the case of Ananias. He was asked by God to “Go!” The reason was that a man named Saul was praying. And Saul was blind for a period of three days.

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Ask

Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you” (Matthew 7:7).

At first look, this looks quite simple; isn’t it? But is it really that simple? If God gave you a chance to ask him something what would you ask? Are you prepared for such a chance?

King Solomon got such a chance. God … Read the rest

The Power of Prayer

Prayer the Answer to Worry
Most people constantly worry. You might be one among them. The Bible tells us that prayer is the way to conquer worry. It advises us not to be anxious, but with hearts of thanks and praise, present our requests to God. He is able to do immeasurably more than we … Read the rest

I Believe in Praying

God himself has initiated prayer. He has asked us to call to him in prayer. It is an invitation that we should feel welcome to respond to.

Jesus taught us to persist in prayer. He told that we should always pray and never give up. Therefore we should never be discouraged in prayer even when … Read the rest

How to Pray

Come into His Presence

Prayer is talking to God. Therefore the first thing to do is to come into his presence. The Bible clearly tells us that we have right of entry to the throne of grace by the precious blood of Jesus. So first ask Jesus to wash you with his precious blood even … Read the rest

Are You Discouraged with Prayer?

 

We all had times when God did not answer prayer the way we expected. Some of us have grown discouraged because of that. But think for a moment. Has God changed? Has his promises to us about prayer changed? No.

Therefore let us not grow discouraged and stop praying. Instead of fighting with God … Read the rest

Jesus Is Praying for You

Amazing it might seem! The Son of God, Jesus, prayed. In him was found a loveliness in prayer. It attracted his disciples so much that they asked him to teach them to pray.

The prayer life of Jesus Christ demonstrated his dependence on God the Father in heaven. He called God, “Abba, Father.” Abba is

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Lonely Places and Prayer

There is something about prayer that demands that we be alone with God.This is of great importance in today’s world when we are distracted much by our busy schedules, pressures of work and family, sounds and sights of cities, and television, internet and mobile phones.

Jesus set us an example in being alone with

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Call Upon Me in the Day of Trouble

The Certainty of Trouble
We all pass through days of trouble. The Bible realistically speaks of days of trouble. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33). Job who went through intense suffering said: “Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble” and “man is born to trouble

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Able To Do Immeasurably More

I tremble as I read these words. I pray with the man in the gospel account who said, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief (Mark 9:24)!” Yes, God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). And unbelief is that one thing that can prevent it from

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Prayer-Stand in the Gap

Many Christians want to serve God. But they do not know how to do it. The best way to do it is to stand before God on behalf of others. You can best serve God in this manner.

We often think much about our struggles and difficulties in life. But at the same time, we … Read the rest

3. Our Helper in Prayer

You go to meet the CEO of a big company. You are to present before him an ambitious project of yours. You meet his secretary first. You brief her about your project and seeks her assistance in fixing up an appointment with the boss. As you are inside his office you start explaining. But the … Read the rest

What Is Prayer?

One cannot read the Bible and miss its frequent records of prayer. Can you imagine the Bible without any mention of prayer? No. Why?

Because prayer is not a duty but the most natural way one expresses oneself to God. In that way it is something personal. Prayer therefore is carried forward on waves of … Read the rest

Why Prayers Go Unanswered?

1. Sin

Sin is what separates God and men. Even though a believer does not lose his status of being God’s child when he sins; the sin he commits is an obstacle to prayer. As long as there is unconfessed sin in a believer’s life his prayers are not going to be answered. Without confessing … Read the rest

Start Praying Now

The simplest step of prayer is the most neglected one. That one single step is to start to pray. Planning to pray might not work. Finding the right moment to pray might delay the first step by years. The best thing is to pray now. But if you find it difficult you need to ask … Read the rest

For He Has Not Despised

For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help (Psalm 22:24 NIV).

The feeling of being despised can affect believers too. It need not be taken as a sign of lack of faith. But it … Read the rest