This article is introduced with the question, "Does God take risks?" The intention is to answer the basic question whether God changes his mind due to human influence (such as prayer) and therefore whether he absolutely knows the future. Open theism takes as one of its key texts Genesis 18:22-23. The article considers this passage and concludes that here God is condescending to our human weakness and frailty.
The Bible teaches the sovereignty of God, yet the Bible also teaches that we must present our prayers to this all-knowing God. You may then question the necessity of prayer if God knows all your requests before you speak them. This article works through this matter, explaining that in prayer we understand the faithfulness and goodness of God to us.
No Christian can dispute the necessity of prayer. Why is prayer so important? Focusing on Jeremiah 33:3, the author shows that prayer has a double effect on the believer. Firstly, prayer is is communion with God, and secondly, prayer is enlightenment for the soul. God uses prayer to strengthen our faith in His faithfulness to fulfill His promises.
This article is 33 statements on true prayer.
Your prayers are an important instrument for helping your pastor deal with ministry pressures.
God already knows what we need before we ask. What does this imply for your prayers? It means our prayers should be honest, simple and immediate.
Prayer is not always easy. How can we overcome this struggle? This article considers what a well-known catechism teaches about prayer, in order to help breathe life into our prayer habits.
Prayer is not the least you can do; it is the most you can do. This article explains by discussing things that hinder us from praying, misconceptions about prayer, and the problem of legalistic prayer. It is when we understand the purpose of prayer that we come to realize that prayer is the most we can do.
Instead of offering up prayers whose content is determined by what is happening in our lives, this article suggests that what should be happening instead is that our prayers inform our lives and alter our living. It suggests that there be three movements in our prayers: give things, make confession, and practice discernment.
How can you encourage Christians to pray? Consider the use of prayer societies as an encouragement to prayer.
Prayer meetings are part of the life of the church. However, often many prayer meetings fail. Why? This article gives seven reasons.
This article explains seven ways you can ruin a prayer meeting.
The things you pray about are the things you trust God to handle. The things you neglect to pray about are the things you trust you can handle on your own. Are there things in your life you do not pray about? This article explores the matter further.
Prayer is important in the life of every Christian. However, at times you do not feel like praying. What should you do when that happens. The article discusses the matter.
Prayer is fellowship with God. It is a response to listening to God. This article explains the nature of prayer and its relation to the sovereignty of God