To thank the Lord before the blessing received, Seems presumptuous — Who can guarantee What God will do? Ah, but we’ve believed His promise! The pleaded gift by faith we see.

One Leaf

O little leaf that no one sees, That in the forest hides — You flutter gently in the breeze; One leaf no shade provides. Together with your brother leaves, You hold the sun at bay — Relief the weary soul receives, And finds a place to pray.

All obey

A good prayer, if one understands the truth of the gospel: O God and Father of all, whom the whole heavens adore: Let the whole earth also worship you, all nations obey you, all tongues confess and bless you, and men and women everywhere love you and serve you in peace; through Jesus Christ our … Read More

Guide, guard, protect

This Catholic devotional site uses the same three verbs here that some of our people use in prayer: These words from the Prophet Isaiah speak of the care God has for his people, watching over them at every moment, to guard them, guide them, protect them. Maybe it’s a coincidence. If not, where’s the source … Read More

Evangelism bad, evangelist good?

Ironic that many in the church think it’s wrong to do evangelism (that old postmodernist view) while the word “evangelist” has become a popular secular term. Prayer sites, more than Bible-related sites, are problematic. It’s one thing to filter through denominational language and doctrines while reading, quite another to do it for prayer. This is … Read More

Too deep for me

Here’s one for you: A course on “Centering Prayer as Purification, Illumination, Union.” “we will focus on how the practice of Centering Prayer serves as a doorway into a process that involves a downward movement into one’s inmost being to what’s blocking the free flow of grace and a rising movement of the influence of … Read More

Wm. Barclay on intercession in prayer

John has just been speaking about the Christian privilege of prayer; and now he goes on to single out for special attention the prayer of intercession for the brother who needs praying for. It is very significant that, when John speaks about one kind of prayer, it is not prayer for ourselves; it is prayer … Read More