Prayer Archives - Seedbed

Since prayer is such a central part of Christian life and faith, a number of special questions arise related to prayer which deserve special attention. Put simply, why do we pray and what role does prayer play in the larger work of God in the world?

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.

What is fasting, and why does it matter? Lent is a 40-day period of time when Christians typically fast. Winfield Bevins shares what fasting is, how to do it, and why it matters.
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The means of grace are discipleship practices that we draw from the biblical witness. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video as Dr. Andrew C. Thompson explains critical paths to spiritual formation and discipleship.

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.

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.

Putting our hope in the living God is foundational for the life of faith. Read more from Brian Russell as he walks us through Psalm 42.

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.
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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.

How people pray greatly impacts what they believe. The early Church taught its people prayers and how to pray so that their faith would be correct and intact. It was one of the ways the Church discipled its people and encouraged them in their spiritual life and growth. Read more from Steven Bruns as he continues his series on discipleship in the early church.

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