New Covenant Prayer – The Foundation

NEW COVENANT PRAYER – THE FOUNDATION Prayer is a common activity in all religions. In fact, religion is a felt need because human beings are incomplete within themselves and need a higher power upon which to depend in their weakness and to supply their needs. Since people are essentially at enmity with God and refuse either to acknowledge His existence …Continue reading →

Prayer: Lesson 7 – Problems With Prayer

LESSON 7 PROBLEMS WITH PRAYER INTRODUCTION Prayer has many facets to it. Both the Old and the New Testaments are full of examples of people’s prayers. Unfortunately the Bible is not a manual for prayer. We have to glean our understanding from people’s experiences and God’s responses. It is easy to misunderstand prayer because, as human beings, we do not …Continue reading →

Prayer: Lesson 6 – The Outcome Of Prayer – God’s Kingdom

LESSON 6 THE OUTCOME OF PRAYER – GOD’S KINGDOM  INTRODUCTION Prayer is primarily about bringing about God’s rule on earth so that His glory can be put on display. God has personally involved us in this enterprise because He gave man the earth to manage for Him as His vice-regents. The kingdom of God is His family business. God relates …Continue reading →

Prayer: Lesson 5 – The Pattern For Prayer – The Lord’s Prayer Part 2

LESSON 5 THE PATTERN FOR PRAYER – THE LORD’S PRAYER PART TWO 4. GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD Let your word feed and nourish me every day. Again we have to read this in the whole context of Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5-7. Prayer is not about needs, so what is this request all about? The Hebrew mind would …Continue reading →

Prayer – Lesson 4: The Pattern For Prayer – The Lord’s Prayer Part 1

LESSON FOUR THE PATTERN FOR PRAYER – THE LORD’S PRAYER PART ONE  INTRODUCTION Jesus taught His disciples this pattern prayer not to be recited, but rather that the principles in it would be a guide for all prayer interaction with the Father. It forms part of the glimpse He gives us of life in the kingdom of God – Matthew …Continue reading →

Prayer – Lesson 3: The Environment Of Prayer – God’s Presence

LESSON THREE THE ENVIRONMENT OF PRAYER – GOD’S PRESENCE INTRODUCTION Part of our concept of prayer is to get God to come into our realm and our situation and do something to change it or help us. This is not Biblical prayer. Prayer is not about bringing God to where we are. Prayer is about changing our awareness from ourself-absorbed …Continue reading →

Prayer – Lesson 2: The Motivation For Prayer, God’s Glory

LESSON 2 THE MOTIVATION FOR PRAYER – GOD’S GLORY INTRODUCTION Without going into the subject of God’s glory in detail, let’s try to understand it in the context of prayer. “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good….” Genesis 1:28a (NIV). “Good” is an abstract word. What does it mean? All the words the dictionary uses …Continue reading →

Prayer – Lesson 1: The Foundation Of Prayer – Sonship

STUDY ON PRAYER LESSON 1 THE FOUNDATION OF PRAYER – SONSHIP INTRODUCTION This study is designed to help you to base your understanding and practice of prayer on Scripture rather than on the way you have learned to pray from listening to other people. This is a dangerous and futile way to pray because it perpetuates the errors of others …Continue reading →

While The Church Prayed

WHILE THE CHURCH PRAYED “Then the time came for Herod to bring him out for the kill. That night, even though shackled to two soldiers, one on either side, Peter slept like a baby. And there were guards at the door keeping their eyes on the place. Herod was taking no chances! “Suddenly there was an angel at his side …Continue reading →

Fearless Confidence

FEARLESS CONFIDENCE “A wonderful harmony in prayer: ‘Strong God, you made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them. By the Holy Spirit you spoke through the mouth of your servant and our father, David. “Why the big noise, nations? Why the mean plots, people? Earth’s leaders push for position, Potentates meet for summit talks, The God-deniers, the Messiah-defiers!” …Continue reading →