The one Teacher–and the secret to prayer

Alone with God “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thy hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6). After Jesus had called his first disciples, He gave them their first public teaching inContinue reading “The one Teacher–and the secret to prayer”

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, teach us to pray or The Only Teacher And it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, that when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray. —Luke 11:1 The disciples had been with Christ, and seen Him pray.  They had learnt to understandContinue reading “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

Could you use some rest?

Ps. 91:1 From the Strong’s Lexicon He that dwells (to remain–stay put) in the shelter (secret place) of the Most High will abide (pass the night, abide, to cause to rest) in the shadow of the Almighty. If you want to find rest for your life, seek to abide in Jesus in the secret place,Continue reading “Could you use some rest?”

2.6. 2020 Morning Prayers and Teaching

I give Thee thanks today for This Thy Greatest gift. For my Lord’s days on earth: For the record of His deeds of love: For the words He spoke for my guidance: For His obedience unto death: For the presence of His Holy Spirit with me now. Grant the remembrance of the Blessed Life thatContinue reading “2.6. 2020 Morning Prayers and Teaching”

2.5. 2020 Morning Prayer and Teaching

God of rescue and restoration, thank Your for Your great and beautiful mission in the world. Here I am, Lord: fill me with Your Spirit and send me. Day 2 Andrew Murray The True Worshippers “The hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in the spirit and in truth:Continue reading “2.5. 2020 Morning Prayer and Teaching”

2.3. 2020 Morning Prayer Monday

This day, O Lord–give me courtesy:give me meekness of bearing, with the decision of character:give me longsuffering:give me charity:give me sincerity of speech:give me diligence in my allotted task: Grant me the grace to be worthy to be Your ambassador. How to Engage the Scripture in Prayer (Bonhoeffer) The time of meditation (prayer) {on scripture}Continue reading “2.3. 2020 Morning Prayer Monday”

#54 Top 100 Books Read The Necessity of Prayer E.M. Bounds

#54 Top 100 Books The Necessity of Prayer E.M. Bounds Consider the life of E.M. Bounds: The last seventeen years of his life he rose at 4:00 a.m. to pray daily for the cares of the world that were on his heart. He was a renowned lawyer at age 24, who then was called byContinue reading “#54 Top 100 Books Read The Necessity of Prayer E.M. Bounds”

2.2. 2020 Morning Prayers Sunday–The Sabbath

Sabbath Blessing (24/7) May this day bring Sabbath rest to my heart and home. May God’s image in me be restored, and my imagination in God be re-storied. May the gravity of material things be lightened, and the relativity of time slow down. May I know grace to embrace my own finite smallness in theContinue reading “2.2. 2020 Morning Prayers Sunday–The Sabbath”

2.1 2020 Morning Prayer Friday

Eternal Father of my soul, let my first thought today be of Thee, let my first impulse be to worship Thee, my first speech be Thy name, let my first action be to kneel before Thee in prayer. For Thy perfect wisdom and perfect goodness;For love wherewith Thou lovest humankind;For the love wherewith thou lovestContinue reading “2.1 2020 Morning Prayer Friday”

What is a touchstone?

Here’s what the dictionary says, “a standard, a benchmark by which everything else can be measured or judged.” It is my prayer that the following words will provoke you to pray more. There is an infallible touchstone that will guide you to the spirit of prayer in your life. However this touchstone comes with monumentalContinue reading “What is a touchstone?”