for the prayers you keep praying

There are certain prayers that God asks us to pray for a very long. Mercifully, God also brings us to the point, where we can't even stop praying those prayers. But although when we care about about a prayer, our hearts face temptation to grow weary. We long for answers. After all, that's why we keep praying. This week,... Continue Reading →

ahaziah’s fifty-one servants

There was once a wicked king in Israel named Ahaziah, and although his nation was God’s chosen people, the God of Israel was far from his mind. “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this sickness,” he instructed his messengers when a time came that he finally felt a... Continue Reading →

can i live without this grace?

One day, there was a Canaanite woman who sought Jesus for help, needing Him to do something impossible. Her precious daughter was possessed by a dreadful demon and where else could she fine help but in Jesus? Unfortunately, she evidently chose the wrong day to come. Jesus had only just entered a house to seclude Himself from... Continue Reading →

fellowship through prayer

I can distinctly remember the first time I cried while praying with anyone other than my family. I was 15 years old and praying for someone's salvation; the next thing I knew I was crying. Coming from someone who tried hard not to be emotional in public, this was not what I had intended. Yet... Continue Reading →

honest prayers together

Years ago, some friends and I prayed for missionaries on Saturday mornings. Really what that means is mostly my friends prayed. I bowed my head, mentally attempting to gather courage to also pray. Whenever I had "finally decided" what I wanted to say in my prayer, I would still wait before starting. Inevitably, someone else always... Continue Reading →

a mediation on prayer

There's an unusual (and wonderful) thing about night, being that it carries with it a very real recognition of our finitude. I am human: I must stop my "living" and rest (not just once in a while, but every single day). I will sleep and the world will go on with ease apart from me.... Continue Reading →

one mercy

After glancing around the room one last time, she slipped out hurriedly. Time was short, as she could not leave the girl for very long; now was her only opportunity to go.  She had dreamed of this day for many weeks now.  Her heart was even filled with a tiny drop of joy—something she could... Continue Reading →

Confessions

I've shared this quote on my blog in the past; but, as there is no rule against posting something twice, I'm going to go ahead and...you guessed it!...post it again.  I've found it to be a very helpful thought; plus, it brings to mind one of the things I'm hoping to say in this post.... Continue Reading →

Pray

"Always respond to every impulse to pray. The impulse to pray may come when you are reading or when you are battling with a text. I would make an absolute law of this, always obey such an impulse." ~Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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