Help My Unbelief

There are things that I believe and yet often times I doubt them. I believe that God will provide everything I need.  I believe that he will meet all of my needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). And yet when money is tight at the end of the month, theContinue reading “Help My Unbelief”

A Mother’s Day Prayer

Our Father, God, creator of all things.  We praise you for all things and in all things.  We especially praise you and thank you today for mothers.  On a day that has been set aside to honor our mothers we lift up prayers of petition on behalf of mothers. We pray for new mothers whoContinue reading “A Mother’s Day Prayer”

The Equipment of Prayer

David McIntyre  says that “the equipment for the inner life of prayer is simple, if not always easily secured. It consists particularly of a quiet place, a quiet hour and a quiet heart.”  To have good time of prayer, it seems that all three of these need to be secured. 1. A Quiet Place: ThisContinue reading “The Equipment of Prayer”

Cultivating a Life of Prayer

I recently started reading the book The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre as a part of Tim Challies “Reading Classics Together”.  You read one Chapter a week, make notes, think of application, and then add to the comments on Tim Challies blog (he posts about the book every Thursday).  It is a greatContinue reading “Cultivating a Life of Prayer”

On Preaching, Teaching, and Prayer

Here is a great little anecdote from Charles Spurgeon for those of you preaching and teaching this Sunday.  “When a poor man was breaking granite by the roadside, he was down on his knees while he gave his blows, and a minister passing by said, ‘Ah, my friend, here you are at your hard work.Continue reading “On Preaching, Teaching, and Prayer”