• When Disobedience Is Required

    Acts 4:1–22

    Choosing to obey Christ when His commands conflict with the state’s may earn us the designation of criminals or traitors. But that should not dissuade us from submitting first to Christ’s commandments before we do what the government says. Let ...Read More

  • What We Owe to Civil Authorities

    1 Timothy 2:1–2

    It is easy to grumble and complain about our civil leaders and then stop there. But God would have us not merely speak up when the government acts unjustly; rather, He calls us also to pray for our leaders. Let ...Read More

  • Believing Prayer

    Mark 11:20–24

    Dr. R.C. Sproul also comments on today’s passage that praying in faith means being willing to acquiesce to God’s will when He says no to our requests. Faith fuels prayer, but it is not faith in what we ask ...Read More

  • Exalting the Lord’s Kingdom, Power, and Glory

    1 Chronicles 29:11

    In its liturgical form, the Lord’s Prayer begins and ends with God’s holy name, His kingdom, and His glory. The church has been wise in this, and we can learn from the saints who have gone before us that we ...Read More

  • Praying for Our Needs

    Matthew 6:11

    As sinners, we are not owed anything by the Lord, not even the bread we eat every day. Asking God to provide us with our daily bread helps us remember His grace not only in saving us from sin but ...Read More

  • Praying for God’s Will to Be Done

    Matthew 6:10b

    It is not wrong to do God’s will because it is our duty to obey Him. However, God wants us to be content with His will, to seek to do His will not merely out of duty but because we ...Read More

  • Praying for God’s Holy Kingdom

    Luke 11:2

    One way to evaluate whether our prayers are lining up with how God wants us to pray is to consider how often we pray for God’s holiness to be recognized and for His kingdom to come. If we regularly spend ...Read More

  • Praying to Our Father in Heaven

    Luke 11:1–2a

    Our earthly fathers are sinners, so they fail us in many ways. Some do so in only minor ways, while others fail to protect and provide for their children in major ways. But our Father in heaven cannot fail us. ...Read More

  • The Prayer Life of Jesus

    Mark 6:45–46

    Jesus is more than a model of faithfulness to God, but He is certainly not less than that. Thus, we learn from Him that when we are faced with temptation and need sustenance in life and ministry, we must turn ...Read More

  • The Worship of Angels?

    Revelation 22:8-9

    As Protestants, we might not be tempted to pray to angels, but we must be on guard against the idolatrous ideas that may creep into our own thinking. Maybe we start trusting angels, ever so slightly, to preserve us and ...Read More