“Regardless of what we’re like, God, remember what you’re like.”

Ray Stedman takes us on a tour of Jeremiah 14-15, the reading for today: The word of the Lord which came to Jeremiah concerning the drought: {Jer 14:2 RSV} He goes on to describe the land, how the cisterns have no water, the ground is dismayed, there is no rain on the land, the crops … More “Regardless of what we’re like, God, remember what you’re like.”

Piper: The God who loves to be asked for things

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 John Piper relates this story in a sermon, “Devote Yourselves to Prayer” There is a story about D. L. Moody making a visit to Scotland in the 1800’s and opening one of his talks at a local grade school with the rhetorical question, … More Piper: The God who loves to be asked for things

Paul: “…but in everything by prayer…”

Yesterday, we saw Hezekiah’s wonderful pattern of prayer in 2 Kings 18. Today in Philippians, we have more encouragement to pray “in everything,” Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, … More Paul: “…but in everything by prayer…”