• Adoring Our Lord and Maker

    Psalm 34:3

    Adoration is a vital part of prayer, but it is one part of prayer that is easy to forget. We can quickly become so focused on listing our concerns that we neglect the more necessary task of worshiping our Maker. ...Read More

  • The One Who Is Speaking

    Luke 17:7–10

    We are creatures, and God alone is the Creator. That fact alone should generate in us a spirit of humility when we come to God in prayer. We are utterly dependent on Him and His grace for all things, and ...Read More

  • The One to Whom We Speak

    Exodus 15:11

    When we approach God in prayer, we are approaching One who is our friend but also our Lord and Master. He is friendly and kind toward us, but we take our commands from Him, not He from us. When we ...Read More

  • Rhythms of Piety

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  • Making Known the Father’s Name

    John 17:25–26

    In his commentary John, Dr. R.C. Sproul gives us a practical benefit of knowing and experiencing the love of God: “The knowledge of His everlasting love for us gives us the strength we need to fulfill the mission that ...Read More

  • Christ’s Desire for Us

    John 17:24

    We must beware of an inappropriately man-centered theology that says God does what He does merely for our sake. And yet, we must also beware of a theology that misconstrues God-centeredness to mean that we are of low importance to ...Read More

  • Loved by the Father in the Son

    John 17:22–23

    We are loved by the Father just as He has loved the Son. True, we are not God’s children by nature but by adoption. But that adoption does not mean that He loves us any less than He loves Christ. ...Read More

  • Jesus Prays for Our Unity

    John 17:20–21

    The unity for which Jesus prays in today’s passage is not an organizational or bureaucratic unity. Instead, Jesus is praying for unity in truth, love, and mission, just as He and His Father are united in truth, love, and mission. ...Read More

  • God’s Means of Sanctification

    John 17:17–19

    John Calvin comments that “the truth, by which God sanctifies his sons, is not to be found any where else than in the word.” We cannot be sanctified apart from the Word of God, and so we must strive to ...Read More

  • The Love You Had at First

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