Prayer

If you would, please pray for us. We love the work at our church in Coopersburg and believe that the ministry here is very important. It’s been amazing to see what God has done in the lives of those here at the church. We love the people here. It’s such a joy to minister the gospel in the Lehigh Valley. We’ve blessed with a wonderful, sweet church family. But at the same time have and have had a strong desire to serve the Lord in Africa. Looking at our desires and our giftings, while we are so content here, we … Continue reading Prayer

Unanswered prayer…one last time

We’re talking about the problem of unanswered prayer: If God is in control and God really listens to our prayers and if God loves me, why doesn’t He answer my prayers the way I want? In previous blogs we’ve seen, 1. because God is God and we are not…2. because God has a better plan to bring Himself glory. Today, one more. 3. Because He wants our best. Just imagine going diamond shopping with an expert in diamonds. I mean, this guy knows it all. And you look, and you look, and finally you come down to two options. And … Continue reading Unanswered prayer…one last time

Unanswered Prayer…again

Exodus chapter 2:Setting: Israel…in Egypt.Problem: God’s people…slaves, being treated cruelly.Response: They begin to pray.Exodus 2:23,24, “During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.”Sounds good, right?You might think the story’s over. I mean God heard their prayer. Isn’t he going to deliver them right away?Not quite.For one thing…it takes awhile.For another, when God … Continue reading Unanswered Prayer…again

Unanswered prayers, part two

To understand why God doesn’t always answer our prayers, we have to start by understanding that to understand why God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we want we have understand we are not always going to fully understand why God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we want.How do you like that?Or let me say it another way, if we are really going to come to terms with why God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we want him to, we have to understand something very basic: God is God and we are not.We’re not always … Continue reading Unanswered prayers, part two

Unanswered Prayer…

It is very easy to get discouraged about prayer. You know how it goes. You hear a message about the power of prayer. You go home and you start to pray, and nothing seems to happen. After a little while, you say forget it, prayer doesn’t work – at least not for me. I mean, we read these great statements on prayer and we hear these sermons motivating us to pray, so we go to prayer and God doesn’t do what we ask. He doesn’t answer when we want Him to. He doesn’t answer the way we want Him to. … Continue reading Unanswered Prayer…

Never give up!

One of the most important lessons to be learned from George Mueller’s prayer life is how to respond when prayer requests are not quickly answered. For the thousands of Mueller’s prayer requests God answered quickly, there were thousands which He delayed in answering. As one reads through Mueller’s narratives it is striking how often God made George wait for an answer. How did Mueller respond when God delayed? Through prayer. If God is slow in answering prayer, do not give up. Rather, pray more often. Mueller writes, “One or the other might suppose that all my prayers have been thus … Continue reading Never give up!

Prayer…story by an unknown author

“Once upon a time, the king of Jerusalem left his city in the custody of an eminent Captain, whose name was Zeal. He gave to Zeal many choice warriors, to assist him in the protection of the city. Zeal was a right hearted man, one who never wearied in the day of battle, but would fight all day, and all night, even though his sword did cleave to his hand as the blood ran down his arm. But it happened upon this time, that the king of Arabia, getting unto himself exceeding great hosts and armies, surrounded the city, and … Continue reading Prayer…story by an unknown author

Top priority…

It is absolutely impossible to read the life of George Mueller and miss this simple point: He made prayer a top priority.He prayed privately. He prayed publicly. He began his days with prayer, sometimes he’d pray for hours. He lived his days in prayer. He would often go for long walks with his New Testament spending the entire time reading his Bible and crying out to God. He led his family with prayer. He had a daily time of prayer with his wife. He led his ministry in prayer. He had a regularly scheduled prayer time with his staff. He … Continue reading Top priority…

Freebie Friday…J.C. Ryle on Prayer

“I ask whether you pray, because prayer is an act in religion to which there is great encouragement. There is everything on God’s part to make prayer easy, if men will only attempt it. All things are ready on his side. Every objection is anticipated. Every difficulty is provided for. The crooked places are made straight and the rough places are made smooth. There is no excuse left for the prayerless man. There is a way by which any man however sinful and unworthy may draw near to God the Father. Jesus Christ has opened that way by the sacrifice … Continue reading Freebie Friday…J.C. Ryle on Prayer

A Biblical Prayer Life

If we want to be people of prayer, we must be people of the Word. If we want to be people of the Word we must be people of prayer. We see this exemplified in the life of George Mueller. Mueller’s prayer life helped him in his study the Word, and his study of the Word helped him in his prayer life.He often emphasized the importance of reading the Scripture prayerfully. When he sat down to study the Bible, he refused to do so without seeking God’s help. He continually came to God as he was studying, asking God to … Continue reading A Biblical Prayer Life