It has always been difficult for me to spend great lengths of time in prayer, and sometimes it’s been a cause of discouragement. On the other hand, God has graciously taught me about prayer and dependence on Him throughout the day.
Randy Alcorn's Blog: Prayer
Where should our focus be in the final hours leading up to the election? Certainly we should be trusting God and seeking his sovereign will for tomorrow’s outcome.
- Wed, Jan 05, 2011
In light of the 112th Congress opening today, here is the prayer that opened the First Continental Congress on September 7, 1774. May we be encouraged to pray that our leaders will have the same dependence upon God as these men did during very difficult times.
- Wed, Aug 04, 2010
- Sun, Jun 13, 2010
There are no prayers like the Puritan prayers, as you know if you’ve read The Valley of Vision. This is something we’ve bought copies of for friends and pastors. This morning Nanci read one to me that she especially appreciated. I wanted to share it with you. Hope it touches you as it did us.
- Mon, Jun 15, 2009
A couple of years ago I had the privilege of speaking at the Desiring God National Conference with John Piper, Jerry Bridges, and John MacArthur. But perhaps the greatest privilege was being with the other speaker, Dr. Helen Roseveare, missionary to the Congo. (Dr. Roseveare's biography is in Noel Piper's book Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God, which you can read online.) I recently ran across this story from Helen.
- Tue, May 05, 2009
My friend Barry Arnold pastors Cornerstone Church here in Gresham, Oregon. Last year he sent an email to his church regarding prayer. It’s worth quoting:
I think our prayers are unbalanced—in the direction of just physical needs. We can and should pray for people with infirmities—but it might be wise to change the emphasis of our prayers from physical healing alone to God accomplishing His purposes in and through afflictions.