BIG Prayer Questions

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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. Pray through it with all your heart, soul and mind.

Faith and Figs

We continue our 40-day journey with Jesus to the Cross and beyond.

It’s Tuesday. Jesus is on his way back into Jerusalem. According to eyewitness reports:

Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said  to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered.

When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked. 

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:18-22)

Jesus doesn’t have much time left so he packs two powerful lessons into one.

House of Prayer

We continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the ♥ of Jesus.

What’s the first thing Jesus did after he got to Jerusalem? According to eyewitness reports:

Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.

“It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a ‘den of robbers.'” (Matthew 21:12-13)

God Gives Good Gifts

GUWG-ASK-BlackWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the ♥ of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

To me, there’s nothing more comforting than today’s words from Jesus:

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to  your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

(Matthew 7:7-11)

How TO Pray

GUWG-Praying-Hands-BibleWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the  of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

Yesterday, Jesus taught us how NOT to pray. Today, he tells us how TO pray in 53 of the most beautiful words ever spoken.

Pray through each and every one right now with all your .

How NOT to Pray

GUWG-Pray-Hands-newWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the  of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

Today, we start looking at what Jesus said about prayer. He begins by telling us how NOT to pray: