“To praise” means to express warm admiration. It’s always appropriate to praise our Heavenly Father! There are many ways to show Him our appreciation for everything He does for us. Singing hymns is also a wonderful way to praise and honor God. Hymns are like prayers set to music. We can praise God by studying the Bible and learning more about Him and His son, Jesus...
For many religions, prayer is a mainstay and a staple of ritual and lifestyle. Whatever the religion, prayer is a lifeline to a higher power, a calming factor in individual experiences and a connector to others who share the same faith. Prayer can and should permeate the life of a Christian. So, if this is the case, then the question is, do we know how we should be praying, why we should be praying and for what we should be praying? Stay with us as we explore some of the many teachings on prayer from Jesus!
Many, many people pray. Are all those prayers answered or are most unheeded? Is there a prescribed formula for prayer? When should we pray? What should we pray about? Does the “universe” help seekers find? Are there right ways to pray that will get you an “in” and are there wrong ways to pray that will get you ignored? Stay with us as we tackle what promises to be a massive, important and life-changing topic!
Prayer is a powerful thing. We as Christians speak of it often and we encourage others by telling them that we are praying for them. We ask for prayers. We pray for forgiveness, for strength, for discernment. We pray for direction, for patience, and for wisdom. We pray to praise honor and worship our Almighty God and His son Jesus. This morning we are going to look at the experiences of one man, one King of Israel, Hezekiah, who prayed for God to extend his life. Why did he ask that? Should he have asked that? What is the lesson for us? Stay with us as we talk about the most familiar topic of prayer in a relatively unfamiliar way.
Prayer is a phenomena. Think about it – the Christian concept is that you as an individual have the privilege and power of communicating with the Creator of all things. Little you! Insignificant little you can praise, honor and even petition the Creator. How does this work? Are there requirements? Are there special words or thoughts or attitudes that must be in place? What are the benefits of prayer? Does it change circumstances or does it just change perspective? Stay with us as we look at how prayer is built and what effect it can have on those who participate in this privilege.