Faith to pray: the story of Hannah

I had the opportunity to speak this past weekend at the Upper West Manhattan church of Christ's "Five Guys Lectures," and it allowed me to speak about something I need help with as much as anyone: prayer. The topic was "Faith to Pray," and we talked about Hannah's prayer to God for a son, which … Continue reading Faith to pray: the story of Hannah

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What the “prayer-shamers” don’t understand

Our society has made a cottage industry out of complaining about "shaming" things. For every person who finds something objectionable (whether the position is right or wrong), there's someone to accuse that person of "(insert offensive characteristic)-shaming." But what's ironic is that the voices who are usually loudest in this regard now seem to be the people … Continue reading What the “prayer-shamers” don’t understand

What if you knew God would answer your next prayer?

I suspect that if we took a poll of Christians around the world and asked them if they were satisfied with their prayer life, the substantial majority would say they were not. Prayer isn't always second nature to us, and I often have to remind myself to pray when situations arise where I need help, or … Continue reading What if you knew God would answer your next prayer?