Just Pray

Ask the Lord for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture. Zechariah 10:1 NLT. April showers bring May flowers. That is what many people say when we face many days without a ray of sunshine in April. Some curriculum writers integrate … Continue reading Just Pray

Your Secret Place

But whenever you pray, go into your innermost chamber and be alone with Father God, praying to him in secret. And your Father, who sees all you do, will reward you openly. Matthew 6:6 TPT In the beginning of this chapter, Jesus had a discussion about doing good to gain a reputation. Many charitable events … Continue reading Your Secret Place

It’s a Heart Thing

As you contemplate what you should do during Lent, remember that prayer is an important component of the season. The Bible says in Luke 18:1 AMP, “Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart.” Prayer is necessary when … Continue reading It’s a Heart Thing

This Is God’s Fight!

He said, “Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Listen, King Jehoshaphat! This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15 NLT One day King Jehoshaphat was sitting at home, minding his business when he … Continue reading This Is God’s Fight!

The Lord Hears You

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. Psalm 34:17 NKJV There are so many stories of abuse at the hands of parents because their babies were crying.  Crying serves a purpose in the baby’s life. With the absence of language, the baby has one trumpet to sound to alert the … Continue reading The Lord Hears You

Power and Glory

And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:13 NKJV  Everyone faces temptation in their life but the power to overcome temptation does not lie in us. So it is important for us to seek help … Continue reading Power and Glory

Forgive To Be Forgiven

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:12 NKJV  Many times we don’t think of forgiveness as part of prayer, but it is. Jesus included forgiveness in His model. He prayed forgive us our debts; this is not pertaining to a financial arrangement between people. The debt referred to here is transgressions … Continue reading Forgive To Be Forgiven

Give Us This Day!

Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11 NKJV  When you think of bread, you think of an item that is a necessary component of life. The bread here is everything necessary to sustain life since God is the one who provides what we need from day to day. This petition tells us that … Continue reading Give Us This Day!

Your Will be Done!

Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 NKJV  Yesterday we looked at Jesus as began His model prayer while He was teaching His disciples how to pray. In this verse, He prayed, "Your will be done.” This is a biggie when you pray. There are countless … Continue reading Your Will be Done!

Hallowed Be Your Name!

In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.  Matthew 6:9 NKJV Jesus had twelve disciples and they looked at Him and saw something in His life that amazed them. They observed the quality of His prayer life. It created a yearning in their hearts so one of them went to … Continue reading Hallowed Be Your Name!