Jesus loves sinners and he is willing to walk right into the heart of sin, even if it looks bad; even if he gets accused of going soft on crime, because he loves sinners that much.
Why do we pray? Is it for us, or for God? The truth is, there’s a both/and character to our prayers—it is both petition and formation.
Prayer that leads to awakening is willing to be poured out in it longings. David Thomas writes more about the difference between casual and travailing prayer.
Jesus said we should pray to our Father, “May your kingdom come. May your will be done on earth as in heaven.” Here's what happens when we do.
All through his long life, Wesley used written prayers—from the Book of Common Prayer and other sources—as well as spontaneous or impromptu prayers.
The choice of solitude puts our lives in the crucible and allows God to burn away all of the impurities.
As you go through the Lord’s Prayer, reflect on what each line means. As you go, begin to pray it from the heart as a family several times a day.
Steve Seamands encourages us to ask the ascended Christ to send the Holy Spirit upon you so that you can join him in participating in his mission.
If Jesus Christ is now engaged in this high priestly work of intercession on our behalf and on behalf of the world, it stands to reason that we too will also find ourselves joining him in that work.
Psalm 82 is a counter-cultural proclamation of justice and judgment. It is a prayer that the values of God’s kingdom will manifest in our world.