Prayer

How to pray when things are easy

  Sometimes I have to remind my children “don’t just text me when you’re having a problem. Get in touch when things are going well.” I am glad to help …

How to Pray When You’re Fuming

Sometimes, I’d rather stay furious than take seriously the words: don’t go to bed angry. I find some satisfaction in being annoyed. If I back down too easily, it’s like I’m …

How to Pray When God Seems Distant

Sometimes God seems no closer than the Milky Way. What is it that makes God seem distant? Is it because he is holy and majestic and needs to be detached …

When God’s will is not my will

Last week, we started our Prayer 101 series by discovering how to pray “not what I want, but what you want”. We began with asking God to reveal his good and perfect will, and …

How to back down in prayer

My grandmother would often add a strange little phrase to the end of statements, especially if she talked about her plans. “We will come and visit you next month,” she …

How do I pray when …???

“Teach us to pray,” Jesus’ disciples asked him. This seems a strange request from men who were undoubtedly devout in their faith. They prayed and heard prayers being said at the …

Taking Time Out to be Quiet

Sometimes I don’t realize how noisy and hectic my life is until I have an opportunity to slow down and be quiet. This past week I have been in the …

Believing in the Small Things

Sometimes, I doubt whether little things can really make a difference. For instance, I pray asking God to bring peace to help the innocent men, women and children suffering in …

A Pure Heart for Prayer

As a member of the women’s ministries prayer team at our church, I frequently pray for other women. Sometimes, we intercede for women I don’t know. My prayers flow freely …