Category: Prayer

Praying for the Persecuted

The deadliest attack on Christians in the history of Pakistan happened last week. The death toll has reached 85, with 120 wounded. Two suicide bombers entered the worship service in a building that has stood since 1883, and set off explosives containing ball bearings. Children, wives,...

Still Faithful: George Muller’s Prayer-hearing God

The living, eternal Lord always came through for George Muller. He cared for over 10,000 orphans throughout his life in Bristol, England, but he made his needs known only to God. He believed God answered over 50,000 of his prayers. One of Muller’s hopes in trusting...

Prayer That Changes Things

Despite my best intentions, I’ve often been disappointed in the lack of results from my praying. Since the death of my wife, however, I can honestly report more effectiveness than in any previous recollection. But why? Perhaps because the trauma of death forced a shift in...

The Whisperer, The KJVer, and Other Types of Group Prayer Participants You Don’t Want to Be

My first opportunity to pray in a group came when some of my fellow students and I were standing in a circle, holding hands. The leader told us we could either pray or squeeze the hand of the person next to us. I was a squeezer...

Closing in Prayer or Devoted to Prayer?

All churches are different. I don’t mean they are all strange, but each church has its own identity and unique ministries. For example, one church in my city ministers to men who were recently released from prison. I’m not aware of any other churches in town...