Reasons To Pray

While preparing for our first Passover dinner, I was reading up on all the traditions of the meal, including the Birkat Hamazon (the “Blessing on Nourishment” or Grace After Meals) is recited. I came across a document with all of the backgrounds on this, but it had this list of reasons to pray according to […]

The Prayers of Paul #3 – To the Corinthians

“I always thank my God for you and for the gracious gifts he has given you, now that you belong to Christ Jesus. Through him, God has enriched your church in every way – with all of your eloquent words and all of your knowledge. This confirms that what I told you about Christ is […]

The Challenge of 2 Chronicles 7:14

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) There are some prerequisites here: We need to be a people who are called […]

The Prayers of Paul #2 – To the Romans

“Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved. I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling […]

A Little Sleep, A Little Slumber

Every good Christian prays, right? Every good Christian has an amazing prayer life, right? Well, obviously I cannot speak for anyone else, but I am just gonna say it: my prayer life sucks. This sounds really heavy and unholy, right? Maybe it is, but it is also the truth. Now get me straight. It’s not […]

9/11 + 7

I just realized that it was seven years ago today that the U.S.A. witnessed its blackest day. I can still remember where I was when I heard it. I can still remember switching on the television and just being nailed to the floor watching the scenes. I can still remember the face of Osama Bin-Laden […]