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A Hindered Prayer Life

How effective are your prayers? Are there certain things that can harm the prayers you pray? All of us want prayers to be answered. Why else would we pray them? Truth is God always answers. We just get troubled when His answer is contrary to our request. His answer is […]

Start your day this way

Everyone has a morning routine to jumpstart their day.  A good prayer to pray every morning is Psalm 139:23-24.  “Search me, God, and know my heart.  Test me and know my anxious thoughts.   See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”  Praying Scripture […]

Day 19 – Keeping it in Perspective

Daily Devotional – Day 19 “Keeping it in Perspective”  Read:  Philippians 2:1-4; 4:4 The Apostle Paul wrote the book of Philippians from jail and still he had a great view of joy of life.  He could have complained in his writings about his circumstances.  Can you imagine the living conditions?  […]

Day 18 – Praying the Scriptures

Daily Devotional – Day 18  “Praying the Scriptures”  Read:  Any Scripture you want – just pray it!  I remember the first time I tried to pray for a solid hour.  I was about 19 and in my college dorm room.  Before that day, I was praying anywhere from 5-10 minutes […]

Day 17 – Prayer walking

Daily Devotional – Day 16 “Prayer Walking” Read:  Psalm 1:1-3 You’ve heard of praying and you’ve heard of walking but have you ever heard of prayer walking?  It’s a great way to pray for targeted areas like neighborhoods, school, government buildings, and any other place you can walk around.  I’ve […]

Pray With Me

Hey Family Church! I didn’t do a devotional today for the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting.  I want you to pray specifically about some of the things in this email instead. First, let me start by saying how deeply honored and humbled I am to be your pastor.  I’m […]

Day 13 – Fasting For a Problem

Daily Devotional – Day 13 “Fasting For a Problem” Read:  Ezra 8:21-23 Fasting and prayer in Scripture occurred for several reasons.  Jesus fasted for preparation in His ministry.  Ezra fasted because he was facing a problem and needed God’s help.  In 538 B.C., the Persians overthrew the Babylonians and the […]

Day 11 – Esther’s Fast

Daily Devotional – Day 11 “Esther’s Fast” Read:  Esther 4:12-16 King Ahasuerus of Persia had been convinced by Haman, his second-in-command, to kill all the Jews because the Jew Mordecai would not bow down to him.  Esther, a Jew, had been chosen as a queen of this kingdom and was […]