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Randy Alcorn's Blog: prayer

Prayer, Dependence, and Our Unhindered Access to God’s Throne

snowflakeIt 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.

Prayer + Thanksgiving = Peace

LeavesProverbs 19:21 declares, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.” While we may only see our earthly circumstances, God is working to increase our dependence on Him and to make us more like Christ. We should thank God no matter what, not out of pretense, but out of trust in His wisdom, goodness and love.

Fourteen Lessons on Prayer from Daniel 9-10

Summer flower with bokehGod hears our prayers and starts responding to them (when we pray with Daniel’s attitude and perspective) before we can see results, and even when we can’t see results at all. 

 

Seven Perspectives on Prayer

Pray without ceasing | Perspectives on prayerWe pray now in faith, believing our prayers are making an eternal difference; we anticipate Heaven, where we’ll learn God’s breath-taking answers to our prayers, including many that seemed unheard and ignored.

Pray for the Liberties and Faithfulness of God’s People in Russia

Puzzle pieceI received this letter from a friend, Andre, who is a pastor in Russia. It’s a matter of great concern. Please read it and join us in prayer for the liberties and faithfulness of God’s people in Russia.

 

Resting in God’s Sovereignty over Human Events, Including Election Day

WorshipWhere 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.

 

How can I stay motivated in my relationship with Jesus Christ?

First loveA reader of my blog asked, How does a believer keep his motivation? I understand the motivation of the new believer, but how does one stay motivated in day-to-day living, year after year?

April 15: A Day of Fasting and Prayer for North Korea

North KoreaBelievers around the world are setting aside this Sunday, April 15, as a day of prayer and fasting for the country of North Korea and the believers who live there. The situation in North Korea is increasingly problematic with the country facing its worst food shortage in a decade.

Blessed Savior: A Prayer by Thomas Reade

PrayerI love the Puritans for their emphasis on God's greatness and grace. Listen to this prayer of Thomas Reade.

 

The Persecuted Church: Ignored by the World, Watched by the Eyes of Heaven

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted ChurchThis Sunday, November 13, is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, a global day of intercession for persecuted Christians worldwide. It’s a day to remember and pray for the hundreds of men, women, and children killed for Christ each day.

 

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