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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 here on GUWG. Monday, we started with the WHY of prayer. Tuesday, we focused on the WHO. Yesterday, we covered the WHAT. Today, 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 2021 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 2021 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 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:

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.