Daily Devotional: Jesus Teaches Us Exactly How To Pray

Let's all admit it. Prayer is difficult. That's why Paul teaches us to labor in prayer. Prayer requires us to be disciplined and focused. This is especially hard in the modern world, where distractions are everywhere. Nevertheless, Jesus teaches us exactly how to pray. He tells us not to babble on like the pagans do,... Continue Reading →

Wisdom Is Found When Praying Through Psalm 90

Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God (Ps. 90:1-2). Heavenly Father, thank you for protecting us from the storms of life. You are the ultimate refuge. Dwelling in your sanctuary is the safest place to... Continue Reading →

Psalm 103: Praying Through The Psalms

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits--who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases (Ps. 103:1-3).  Lord, it is good to give you praise. For you are holy, wise, majestic, and gracious. My soul sings to... Continue Reading →

Psalm 91: Praying Through The Psalms

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty (Ps. 91:1). O God, we live in a frightful, broken world. The COVID-19 pandemic, political unrest, and violence on the streets have caused chaos, bitterness, and fear in our hearts. Lord, but I know that when we dwell... Continue Reading →

Heartfelt Poem To God

The world has an invisible foe. Causing anger and countless woes. Mourners can't bury the dead. They must stay in isolation instead. Death, you are a wicked creature! No offense. I don't want to hear it preacher. I want to ask Almighty God instead. You are all-powerful, so you have said! If you are compassionate... Continue Reading →

Poem: Prayer to the Eternal King

Heavenly Father My refuge, strength, and Creator To you be the glory honor and power. I worship you this hour. Jesus The Lamb of God  My redeemer, savior, and righteousness To you be the glory honor and power I worship you this hour. King of Kings and Lord of Lords My hero, guardian, and warrior.... Continue Reading →

5 Strategies For Praying Powerfully Through The Psalms

One of my favorite classes in seminary was Spiritual Disciplines led by Dr. Paul Chitwood at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He taught us several practical steps on how to pray through the Psalms powerfully. I have taken his advice and crafted them into my own unique approach to prayer. Here are 5 strategies to... Continue Reading →

God Shares a Story with Creation

Dear God, Thank you for the elegant show Unique patterns of every drop of snow. Which reminds me that I am unique, Even if the world wants me to conform. Thank you for the mountains and trees And marvelous waves crashing in the seas. Which reminds me you are quite the artist, Even when the... Continue Reading →

Worry Overcomer

Worry is such a crude beast It freezes and cripples me. It never shows any mercy. It's like being tossed in the sea In the middle of a raging storm. I must cry out. Yes I do! "Jesus, My Lord, I need you!" Help me calm down Deliver me from this dread Because in the... Continue Reading →

POWERFUL PRAYER

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples. And he said to them, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed by your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive... Continue Reading →

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