Why do followers of Christ pray? Jesus has bridged the deep, wide gap between God and man. Becoming a man himself, Jesus serves as the heavenly mediator between the Lord of all creation and sinful, broken mankind. Moreover, all who believe in the power of Christ and his gospel receive the Holy Spirit, who works … Continue reading Why Pray?
Prayer is a precious activity experienced within the covenantal relationship between God and man. The level of intimacy that is brought out in prayer is unmatched, as it is truly a special action between the Lord and his image bearers. Because it is so intimate, prayer must be treated with divine delicacy. This thought applies … Continue reading Who To Pray To
Think about how you breathe. You inhale, then you exhale. Now, this pattern continues on and on until the death. This is because breathing is a necessary function for human survival. Without it, nobody would be able to live on this earth. Oxygen wouldn’t fill our lungs, our body wouldn’t produce energy, and then we … Continue reading When to Pray
Prayer is the unifying act between God and man. This beautiful action marks the covenetial communion between Lord and His image bearers. In the Spirit, we pray to the Father and through His mediating Son. This truth is absolutely precious: we are intimately interacting with all three persons of the trinity in the act of … Continue reading How to Pray: Supplication
Prayer is meant to be an intimate act between man and God that is only made possible with the communion brought forth by the Holy Spirit. In fact, all three persons of the trinity are acting in prayer. We are praying to the Father, in the Spirit, and through Jesus (the Son). This is such … Continue reading How to Pray: Thanksgiving
Prayer is simply talking with the Lord. It is talking with the almighty King of the universe whose righteousness and glory surpasses anything that resides on this earth. And He is the Sovereign Maker who loves His image bearers enough to send His Son to release their incredible debt. The God we talk to is … Continue reading How to Pray: Confession
Intimacy is the feeling that describes healthy prayer. All prayer should, in fact, be intimate in every aspect. Whether you are praising the Father, asking for guidance, confessing sin, giving thanks, or whatever else you are laying down before the Lord, the entire time should have intimacy. You are talking with the God of the … Continue reading How to Pray: Adoration
Prayer is an indispensable action of the Christian disciple. If you are a Christian believer, there is no question. You must be fervent in prayer. Having an active prayer life is an essential foundation to every believer which cannot be stressed enough. With this, it is also of high importance to know the in’s and … Continue reading What to Pray