'pray' tagged posts

Parenting Without Fear

“Jeremiah, slow down… watch where you are going!” This is a phrase that I use quite often when I am out with our grandchildren. Like most kids, our grandson tends to focus on the things around him and not what is in front of him. As a parent and now grandparent, I know that children…

Lord, Teach Me to Pray

Like many men, one of the biggest challenges I have is asking for help. If I am lost in a city, I will almost never ask for directions. If I am planning on building something, I try and figure it out on my own. Maybe I’m stubborn? But what about spiritual things. Let me share…

A Prayer of Surrender

I am a very stubborn and competitive person. Whether it is sports, a board game or an argument, I don’t like to lose. The thought of giving up would be something that would never come to mind. In fact, even in my closest relationship with my wife, it took a decade before I could say…

Spiritual Food

I can remember last Fall listening to a radio program where they asked their listeners what their favorite comfort food was. A comfort food is something you like to eat that makes you comfortable. It is your “go to” food on a cold winter day. Many people like stews or soups because they are usually…

The Gift of Assurance

When you are struggling in the midst of suffering Paul wants you to know that God is faithful. Paul writes, “In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words; and He who searches the…