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The world–and each of us–needs peace. The Bible says that as a follower of Jesus Christ we have God’s peace. We just need to “appropriate” it to experience it in our lives. Below are scriptures related to peace. If you are in the midst of a trial that is robbing you of peace, we recommend
Yours Is the Kingdom, Power and Glory! O Lord, I praise You. From everlasting to everlasting, beginning to end, You alone are God! All greatness, power, glory, majesty, and splendor belong to You, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. All the kingdoms of the earth belong to You, and You are exalted as
At the Last Supper, Jesus said to His disciples: “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete” (John 16:24). By offering to let us pray in his name, Jesus is offering an amazingly great privilege. It’s as if he is giving
By Alvin VanderGriend Human beings are created to live in fellowship with God. We are meant to have and to enjoy life in relationship with God. Psalm 16:11 tells us that “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your
Ephesians 6:18 tells us: “Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Did you notice the four “alls” in this passage—“all occasions,” “all kinds,” “always,” and “all the saints”? What a simple way to
By John Maempa Because God’s Word is alive, dynamic, and powerful, (Hebrews 4:12), we can wield it boldly in warfare prayer. While our enemies, Satan and his forces, cannot read our thoughts, they can hear our declarations in prayer. And while we do not pray to our enemies, we certainly can direct prayer at them,
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) It happens regularly nowadays. A beep goes off in a room full of people.
By Alvin VanderGriend Sin hinders prayer. A person may pray and pray without receiving an answer, and then conclude that the problem is in God. In reality the problem may be in the person’s heart. David understood that if he cherished sin in his heart, the Lord would not hear him. One of the worst
Having a Life Coach is a popular phenomenon these days. Many people—especially leaders–have someone who can look critically at a person’s effectiveness in their life work, relationships, etc., and offer tips and suggestions on how to improve in their areas of weakness. I don’t knock that practice, but I have never had such a person
My favorite car of all time was a 1993 Nissan Sentra. I bought it brand new at the end of 1993, and had it until 2013. It was extremely dependable, costing me little in repairs. It had roughly 170,000 miles on it when I sold it. I loved that car. But in its later years,
In my life the #1 method of prayer has been praying Scripture or praying God’s Word back to Him. It brings the most power, the most comfort and peace, and the greatest results. It is extremely simple to do. While there are multiple ways to insert verses of Scripture into your prayers, here is the
In Jeremiah 29:7, the prophet challenged people to pray for the city you live in, because if it prospers, you will prosper, too. Praying for God’s blessing on our communities is a powerful topic we all should consider praying for regularly. Here are 7 prayer points with Scriptures that you can use as you pray
My wife and I travel back to her hometown in Lancaster County, PA, once or twice a year. It’s a long, 11-hour drive. When we first come into western Pennsylvania on I-70, there is an interesting stretch of road I like to call “the chute.” It’s a 35-mile or so stretch of road that has
When we pray, most people just pray in their head, silently. There is nothing at all wrong with praying that way. But there are some extremely valuable benefits to praying out loud—even if you are praying by yourself. Here are 3 benefits to consider: Praying out loud stops your mind from wandering! Many of us
I have never been an overly social person. So the idea of connecting with neighbors was never a high priority with me. I like the garage-door culture that is middle America. But a number of years ago, when my wife and I built a home, things changed. Our home was the second one completed in
Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Isn’t it awesome when you try something and it actually works? I have little ability when it comes to fixing things—and, unfortunately, all five of the people in my household are gifted at breaking things. Being the dad, I am the first one called upon,
Since we want to grow in our prayer life, maybe a good model for us is Jesus. What did He pray about while He was on earth? If we know what He prayed over, perhaps it would be good to include those areas in our own prayer life as well! Let’s take a quick look.
The BLESS acronym is an easy way to remember five important ways to intercede for others. Use this pattern to pray for family members, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. B Body—(pray for health, protection, strength, fitness) “Seek first [God’s] kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matt. 6:33).
Join the Army of Intercessors Seeking to Reclaim a Generation! By Cheryl Sacks Perhaps, like me, you are deeply concerned about what you see happening in schools around our nation. You want to make a difference. The truth is that no matter what we see with our natural eyes, we can be confident the Lord
The first area of prayer most of us develop is praying for ourselves—or prayers of petition. Even there we can learn to pray God’s will for our lives. Here is a simple list developed by Alvin VanderGriend that presents 26 scriptural items on which to focus our prayers for ourselves. You can petition God for
3 Simple Insights on How to Do It By Jonathan Graf We know from the Scriptures, that to receive an answer to prayer we are supposed to be praying God’s will. “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we