• June 5

    1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. Scripture Insights The writer speaks of “the confidence we have in approaching God,” and he narrows this idea of confidence down to what we may ask of God—namely, we may “ask […]

  • June 4

    1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. Scripture Insights A few years ago our kids and grandkids were spending a day at the lake with friends. The grandkids were […]

  • June 3

    Daniel 9:18b-19 We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name. Scripture Insights As we wait on the Lord during these days […]

  • June 2

    James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Scripture Insights Have we ever lived in a more divided time? God wants to heal the divisiveness. If we come in humility to pray for […]

  • June 1

    James 5:13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Scripture Insights I believe we would all agree that the most common prayer offered to God is the cry for help. When we face overwhelming circumstances and difficult decisions and find ourselves in trouble, it […]

  • May 31

    James 1:6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. Scripture Insights When it comes to prayer, there can be a real struggle with faith and doubt. We bring to the Lord our prayer requests […]

  • May 30

    Jeremiah 29:12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Scripture Insights One of the paradoxes of living in a fallen world is that bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. Today’s verse is part of a letter that […]

  • May 29

    Hebrews 5:7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Scripture Insights Recently a friend told me of the anxiety her mom was experiencing when she […]

  • May 28

    Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord. Scripture Insights The first line in this verse gives me an incredible picture of God’s protection, presence, and peace. It has […]

  • May 27

    1 Timothy 2:8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. Scripture Insights Have you ever felt anger and bitterness toward God, a person, or circumstance? There is potential for those experiences to grip our hearts and hold us negatively captive in our relationships. Jesus came to […]

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