Since prayer is such a central part of Christian life and faith, a number of special questions arise related to prayer which deserve special attention. Put simply, why do we pray and what role does prayer play in the larger work of God in the world?
There is no more popular single word which summarizes the Christian faith than the word “gospel.” It comes from a word in the New Testament which means “the good message” or “the good news.”
Most gracious God, by whose knowledge the depths are broken up and the clouds drop down the dew: We yield thee hearty thanks and praise for the return of seed time and harvest, for the increase of the ground and the gathering in of its fruits, and for all other blessings of thy merciful providence bestowed upon this nation and people.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You turn us back to dust, and say, “Turn back, you mortals.”
How people pray greatly impacts what they believe. The early Church taught its people prayers and how to pray so that their faith would be correct and intact. It was one of the ways the Church discipled its people and encouraged them in their spiritual life and growth. Read more from Steven Bruns as he continues his series on discipleship in the early church.
In one of the greatest ironies of our time, Americans flock to stores this day in order to acquire more things the day after giving thanks for God's provision. Here's a Black Friday prayer to help us stay focused on what really matters.
Carolyn Moore confesses that she covets. But it's not what you'd expect. It has to do with the one word she's thought, prayed, written and spoken about over the past 3 years—encounter. In today's article, Carolyn Moore shares her heart for encountering God in the new year and in every day life.
Covenant renewal services revisit what it means to be a follower of Christ. Adapted by professor and worship designer Jonathan Powers, check out this modern order of worship adapted from John Wesley's service.
Let’s pretend for a moment that we knew the day we were going to die. What would we spend our time doing the night before? In today's post, Jake Andrews shares insights into the heart of Jesus from 3 things he asked for on his final night.
Recently we heard of the grotesque killing of 21 Christian brothers at the hand of terrorists. In today's article, Andrew Dragos shares 8 ways that we can be praying, related to ISIS, war, and terrorism across the globe. Join us in lifting these up to our God.