Be Inspired by This Example of Mighty Prevailing Prayer!

“There is nothing there (1 Kings 18:43).” Nothingness doesn’t matter if God has promised to send something.

Here was Prophet Elijah on Mount Carmel overlooking the sea. His prayer had just brought down fire from heaven. False prophets had been killed. And he already told King Ahab that there is a sound of heavy rain (v. 41). It was after telling him so, that Elijah climbed to the top of … Read the rest

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.

When a law was passed in the land that anyone who prayed to any god or man in the … 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.

Then there is the problem of no visible change in situation. Only when you know the mind of God and his will regarding that … Read the rest

Grab Your Opportunity. Jesus of Nazareth Is Passing By!

You might not get another chance. So grab this opportunity. Forget about what others say. Cry out, because Jesus of Nazareth is passing by (Luke 18:37).

Others who are not so desperate as you; others who are already walking along with him might tell you to shut up. Oh, don’t commit that mistake, for Jesus of Nazareth is passing by!

Because of the loud cry of the blind beggar Jesus … 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.

Ananias was the answer to Saul’s prayer.

But Ananias had no clue as to the change that was happening … Read the rest

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 appeared to him and said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you” (2 … Read the rest

A Prayer of Repentance

Chapter 30

Theme: A Prayer of Repentance
Focus on: Manasseh
Reading Portion(s): 2 Chronicles 33:1 to 18, 2 Kings 21:1 to 18; 23:26,27; 24:3,4 & Jeremiah 15:4.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Sin destroys good things. Then it rebuilds wrong things. It defiles what is holy and sacred. Along with it, one sin attracts many other sins to it. Finally, it
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Disobedience to God’s Will Revealed through Prayer

Chapter 23

Theme: Disobedience to God’s Will Revealed through Prayer
Focus on: Johanan, army officers and the people
Reading Portion(s): Jeremiah 40 to 44.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Prayer is serious business. You cannot play games with God. But there are many who are willing to do so. This is especially true in matters concerning God’s will for their lives.
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From Inside the Fish Jonah Prayed to the Lord

From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God (Jonah 2:1 NIV).

Disobedience to God is costly. It not only puts you under His wrath but also causes others to suffer because of you. This is shown by the way the sailors of the ship in which Jonah sailed suffered. But then God has not finished dealing with you yet. He will cause the wind and the waves … 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 can be understood as a natural human reaction and emotion. David went through this. He … Read the rest