Why Pray? 9: To be filled with the knowledge of His will

“For this reason [your faith and love], since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding…in order that you may a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every … More Why Pray? 9: To be filled with the knowledge of His will

Why Pray? 7: When God’s commands don’t seem to make sense

“After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch…, I prayed to the Lord…’though the city will be handed over to the Babylonians, you, O Sovereign Lord, say to me, ‘Buy the field…’.” (Jeremiah 32:16 & 25) Imprisoned by his own king for prophesying bad news and under siege from the Babylonian army, Jeremiah … More Why Pray? 7: When God’s commands don’t seem to make sense

Why Pray? 5: For the salvation of those who oppose you

“…I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.” (Acts 26:29) Not the best choice of words if Paul was trying to get out of trouble. Paul’s speech to his accusers caused King Agrippa to query whether Paul was trying … More Why Pray? 5: For the salvation of those who oppose you

Expectations

“Dad – what do you think of it?” “Er…” “Did you like it?” “…it was, um, interesting.” “Oh right…is that a good thing…?” What do you expect from your child? From your one year old? From your five, 10, 15 or even 30+ year old? Expectations of achievement or performance are one thing, but moral, … More Expectations