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 →

The One Plea

She glanced around the room one last time before slipping out.  She could not leave her sister with the girl for long, and now was her only opportunity to go.  She had dreamed of this day for so long.  Her heart was even filled with a tiny drop of joy—something she had not felt in... 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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