• 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 Prayer of Confession

    2 Corinthians 7:9–10

    The dividing line between contrition and attrition can be hard to discern. It is therefore vital that we know the holiness of God, because the better we know His holiness, the more we will be cognizant that the greatest offense ...Read More

  • The Prayer of Faith

    James 5:13–15

    James’ confidence that prayer brings healing occurs in a context looking toward the restoration of all things at the day of judgment (5:7–9). Not until the new heavens and the new earth will our bodies be in perfect health. However, ...Read More

  • The Prayer of Habakkuk

    Habakkuk 3:1–16

    When we are having difficulty trusting the Lord, it can be helpful for us to recount all the ways in which He has been faithful in the past. First, we should remember how God kept His promises to Noah, Abraham, ...Read More

  • The Prayer of Thanksgiving

    Colossians 4:2

    As fallen creatures, we are inclined to take the Lord and His gifts for granted, and we frequently forget all that He has done for us. When we make it a practice to remember what the Lord has done for ...Read More

  • The Prayers and Suffering of Jesus

    Hebrews 5:7–10

    Hebrews 5:7 says that God heard Jesus’ prayer for deliverance and answered it. However, He did not answer it by keeping Jesus from suffering. Jesus still went to the cross. His deliverance was His resurrection. This is instructive. God does ...Read More

  • Pray for Us

    Hebrews 13:18–19

    Everything that ever happens has been ordained by God before the foundation of the world. But we do not know the decrees of God, and His ways are past finding out (Rom. 11:33). Therefore, we must live by His revealed ...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 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 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

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