Abruptly Break into Prayer

“Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer: ‘Thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. You’ve concealed your ways from sophisticates and know-it-alls, but spelled them out clearly to ordinary people. Yes, Father, that’s the way you like to work.’ “Jesus resumed talking to the people, but now tenderly.” (Matthew 11:25-27, MSG) A Praying Life Most of…

I am in Trouble

I’ve heard it said: “I pray when I’m in trouble… I pray all the time!” I relate! I’m in trouble all the time! Realizing this is the secret to a great prayer life. When our circumstances are pleasant, it’s easy to forget that we’re in trouble: the world is vain, demons are near, temptations abound,…

A Prayer for Peace

For most people I talk to, peace is elusive. What do you do to be at peace? Do you walk on eggshells to avoid upsetting someone? Have a couple of drinks to relax? Veg out for hours in front of the television? Try to solve your problems with more money? Escape into a novel? I’ve…