Category Archives: Theology

Praying for Clarity

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Prayer Models

If only we had the clarity to face every situation. But every story has at least two sides. Not everyone demonstrates godly wisdom. And we only have this human perspective, finite and imperfect. We don’t always make the right decisions. … Continue reading

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Praying for God’s Leadership

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Prayer Models

From the time we wake up to the time we lay down everyone wants to tell us their opinion about something. Our world is full of voices of various kinds. We watch TV and hear (much louder than the program … Continue reading

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Praying Forgiveness for Spiritual Health

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Prayer Models

around 10The world is full of angry and unforgiving people. It seems people don’t get along anymore. It’s noticeable in politics, but even in our culture no one can find common ground. Call me a cynic, but I am only … Continue reading

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Asking God for His Provision

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Prayer Models

I’ve noticed that unbelievers come to prayer in their lives when they reach a crisis. They reach a melting point or a crisis. And this is the time they turn to the Creator of the universe. But they feel out … Continue reading

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Praying to Align with God

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Prayer Models

The cares of life overwhelm us many times. Our trials and troubles are too numerous to count. Americans are some of the busiest people in the entire world. And the stress is killing us. We can’t sleep at night or … Continue reading

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Start Prayer with Praise

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Prayer Models

One of the three actions that pastors teach every Christian when they become a follower of Christ is to read your Bible, pray, and attend a Bible believing church. But nobody picks up their Bible and is an instant scholar. … Continue reading

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Models for Prayer

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Prayer Models

It isn’t easy to pray for long periods of time. I get distracted by the slightest sound or change. My mind wanders as I try to think of the next thing to pray. Forget about praying for a solid hour. … Continue reading

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5 Powerful Prayer Principles

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Prayer Models

Many Christians and churches focus on prayer at the beginning of the year. I want to talk about the Lord’s Prayer in this “Praying God’s Way” miniseries. Even though it’s called, “The Lord’s Prayer,” it is the model prayer the … Continue reading

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Unto Us… Immanuel

Water crawled through the small stream, giggling and swishing as the king sat on a log, thinking of the hard decisions ahead. The kingdom looked good on the outside, but the dangers that lie ahead could destroy what everyone knew … Continue reading

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7 Christmas Character Traits for the Whole Year

It seems everyone loves the Christmas season. I always joked with my congregation that we want a white Christmas but we don’t want to see snow any other time during the year. Whether we allow the world to hijack Christmas … Continue reading

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