Posts with the category “prayer”
3 SHORT PRAYERS FOR YOUR HEART: PRAYER 3
April 9th, 2023
When we ask God to incline our hearts, can he do it? In this third lab, John Piper asks a couple of hard questions about what we pray when we pray. Are we hypocrites to pray for our mouths and behavio...
3 SHORT PRAYERS FOR YOUR HEART: PRAYER 1
April 8th, 2023
How do you pray when you pray for you? Praying for the crisis of the moment — a particular stress, a sudden illness, a big deadline — or praying for the needs of others can seem pretty clear and strai...
3 SHORT PRAYERS FOR YOUR HEART: PRAYER 2
April 7th, 2023
Prayer is vital for the fight to be more like Jesus. In this lab, John Piper looks at prayer in the Bible that models the pursuit of purity. All of our effort in the pursuit of purity and holiness res...
A SHORT PRAYER FOR DULL DAYS
April 5th, 2023
On the days when my heart feels dull, dry, and drowsy, I turn to one simple prayer from David in Psalm 51:12 —Restore to me the joy of your salvation,and uphold me with a willing spirit.This verse is ...
The Principle and Practice of Intercessory Prayer
January 28th, 2023
The story is told of a young pastor who, in his first pastorate in Philadelphia, was visited by a group from his congregation. Coming into his home, one of the members told the minister, “You aren’t a...
A Prayer for the Anxious
January 25th, 2023
Heavenly Father, Your word instructs me to cast my anxieties on You, because You care for me (1 Peter 5:7). I confess that I have too often misjudged Your character, questioned Your kindness, and doub...
Prayerlessness Comes Before a Fall
January 19th, 2023
We’ve all seen the tragic headlines. We’ve all been shocked by the news of yet another once-revered pastor tarnishing the name of Christ and disqualifying himself from the ministry. Not long ago, one ...
7 PRAYERS FOR THIS WEEK
January 15th, 2023
“Teach me your statutes.”“Fix my eyes on your ways.”“Teach me good judgment.”“Give me understanding.”“Put false ways far from me.”“Incline my heart to you.”“Enlarge my heart.”(Psalm 119)......
10 PRAYERS FOR SUNDAY PREPARATION
January 1st, 2023
Going to church is not like a trip to the grocery store, visiting a friend, or a Christian task to complete. It is a declaration that worshiping the risen Christ is more important to you than sleeping...