Praying Hands

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)

We continue our PRAYER-O-RAMA 2017 festivities with a little story about the painting to the right …

Two struggling art students, Albrecht Dürer and Franz Knigstein, were having trouble making ends meet. Albrecht came up with a plan: he would work to support Franz’s studies and then when Franz had sold enough art to support both of them, Albrecht would quit working and go back to school. Franz liked the idea but insisted on being the first to work.

The HOW of Prayer

It’s PRAYER-O-RAMA 2017 here on GUWG. So far, we’ve looked at the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and WHY of prayer. Today, we’ll look at the HOW.

So, how should we pray? First, let’s start with how NOT to pray:

  • Don’t do it for show. Jesus said: “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men.” (Matthew 6:5)
  • Don’t babble. Jesus also said: “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like the pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.” (Matthew 6:7)

So how SHOULD we pray?

The WHERE and WHEN of Prayer

I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it. (John Wesley)

It’s PRAYER-O-RAMA 2017 here on GUWG. Monday, we started with the WHY of prayer. Tuesday, we focused on the WHO. Yesterday, we covered the WHAT. Today, in honor of the National Day of Prayer, we’ll discuss WHERE and WHEN to pray.

So, WHERE should we pray?

That answer’s simple: everywhere.

The WHAT of Prayer

It’s PRAYER-O-RAMA 2017 here on GUWG. Monday, we started with the WHY of prayer. Yesterday, we focused on the WHO. Today, we’ll discuss WHAT to pray.

So, what should we pray? Here are some suggestions straight outta the Bible.

The WHO of Prayer

The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray. (Samuel Chadwick)

It’s PRAYER-O-RAMA 2017 here on GUWG. Yesterday, we discussed the WHY of prayer. Today, we’ll focus on the WHO.

BIG Prayer Questions

Got a brain-cramping Bible question you’d like answered? Send it to getupwithgod@gmail.com and we’ll do our very best to answer it.

Here’s a rather intriguing set of questions we covered a few years back but will be reviewing this week because they’re so really very incredibly important:

I struggle with the whole concept of prayer.
My questions are: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

More specifically:

Sunday Solitude

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)

Be like Jesus. Get alone with your Heavenly Father right now and pray.

Here’s today’s prayer suggestion — one the world certainly needs right now. Pray through it with all your heart, soul and mind.