Expectant and confident prayer is prayer that has a right view of God's sovereign power, as demonstrated by believers in Acts 4. True conviction that God's rule prevails against all odds will bring you to your knees.
This is the fourth article in a series about prayer and the psalms of lament. The author of this article discusses the relationships between suffering, the kingdom of God, and prayer. Christians fight against suffering and sin because they recognize that things are not as they are supposed to be.
This is the second article in a series about prayer and the psalms of lament. This article talks about two pitfalls that Christians must avoid in relation to this - monocausal fatalism and open theism. Neither of these reflect biblical teaching on how to view God or suffering.
Looking at the psalms of lament, this article shows how they can teach us to lament before God in prayer in a way that shows faith in the sovereignty, faithfulness and goodness of God. This is the first article in a four-part series.