is Good, Why Do I Hurt? by Dr. Ray Pritchard
Of all the questions that trouble the people of God, none is
greater than the question posed in our title. Sometimes it
is asked in other ways: Why is there so much suffering in
the world? Or why do bad things happen to good people? Or
why do the wicked prosper while the righteous take such a
Where is God At Times Like These? A Meditation in The Wake
of a Violent Atrocity by Msgr. Charles Pope
One of the great mysteries to believer and non-believer alike is the mystery
of evil and suffering. If there is a God who is omnipotent and omniscient how
can he tolerate evil, injustice, and suffering of the innocent? Where was God
yesterday when the shootings in Connecticut occurred? Where is God when a young
girl is raped, when genocide is committed, when evil men hatch their plots? ...
God When I am Hurt? By Timothy Paul Jones
In Jesus Christ, God lived among us. God experienced from our perspective. And,
on the cross, God was violated, humiliated, abandoned, abused (Isa. 53:3-7). In
the words of the Apostles' Creed, "He descended into hell." And, with God's
people in every age, Christ cried out, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken
me?" (Mark 15:34). ...
How Can a Holy God Ordain Evil to Exist? by James Pruch
When the Virginia Tech shootings occurred, people asked, "Where was
God?" When the shooting happened in Omaha, people asked, "Where was God?"
My belief is that God was right there, in the midst, crying
with the victim's families and friends and justifiably angry
at the shooters. That is but one level of God's emotions. On
another level-outside of our capacity to understand-there
was God, willing everything that happened on those days
according to the counsel of his will. ...
There is No Growth Without Struggle by Dr. Ray Pritchard
When hard times come, when trials fall upon us, or we seem
to fall upon them, when the slings and arrows of outrageous
fortune knock us to the ground, what should we do? Remember
these two words. Pray and stay. .. Our trials are not sent
to make us fall. They are sent to cause us to soar by grace.
They are not meant to defeat us but to be the means to a
greater spiritual victory. They are not intended to make us
weaker but to make us stronger...
To Get Up When You're Down by Adrian Rogers
Don't let Satan blow out the candle of hope in your life. Not a sparrow falls
to the ground without His notice. Though Christians are not immune to trials,
tribulation, pain and suffering, take comfort in knowing God will see you
The Property of
Tears by Jill Carattini
It is impossible to hear stories like this, of heinous murders, of calculated
school shootings, without retreating to the deepest whys and hows of life. The
abrupt ending to these lives is another wretched symptom of a sick and desperate
world. The problem of evil is a problem that confronts us, sometimes jarringly.
The problem of pain is only intensified by the personal nature of our experience
with it. ...
Sacrifice of Suffering by John Piper
Biblical thinking proceeds on the assumption that we are
all called to follow Jesus outside the camp where there is reproach and danger.
It may be the risk of ostracism and scorn at your work. It may be the pain of misunderstanding from an
unbelieving relative. ...
The Boys of
Bethlehem by Dr. Ray Pritchard
I want to ask a question that I can't fully answer, but it is one that we all
think about in different ways and at different times. If the angel knew about
the impending massacre at Bethlehem, why did he warn Mary and Joseph and not the
others? What shall we say
about the other boys of Bethlehem? And what about their parents? Were not those
babies precious to the Lord also? Does the Lord hear the wails that arise from
the little town of Bethlehem? ...
Newtown by Ravi Zacharias
The Bible only speaks of one remedy for this: the
transformation of the heart by making Christ the center.
Those who mock the simplicity of the remedy have made evil
more complex and unexplainable. ...
Jesus Calms The Storm
by Metropolitan Mor Eustathius Matta Roham
The Gospel narrates
that after a long day of ministry, Jesus wanted to cross the Sea of Galilee.
While traveling He fell asleep. .. When Jesus rises from His sleep, He does not
at first speak to the disciples, but to the winds and the waves, telling them to
be quiet and to be still. By doing so, Jesus eliminates their reason to be
It is I; do
not be afraid by Archbishop Cyril Salim Bustros
We often ask: why God does not save us from the storm? Storms are part from our
human nature and from the changing conditions of this world. Jesus did not come
to change the weakness of the human nature or the physical conditions of this
world, but to change the hearts of men and women. He does not always stop the
storms, but he is always present with us in the storms to give us the inner
strength to weather the storms.
to Face Life's Storms by Dr. Stephen Felker
I have gone through several storms in my life. At times God
allowed the storm or defeat to get my eyes back on Jesus. At
times I believe God was just strengthening my character, and
teaching me some important lessons. But through it all, I
can say that none of those storms really hurt me, but only
made me a better person.
I Do When Trials Come? by Steve Brandon
I hope that you would get beyond, "survival mode," which
simply seeks to endure until the trial is done. Such a response, though natural
for us, fails to see God's purpose for you within your trials. My
heart is that you would see God's purposes in the trials in your life and
respond appropriately when they come.
Burdens by Rev. James Mattek
I'd like to have you picture the burdens of life as being
like stones. Every time we don't deal well with life it's
kind of like we're adding another stone to our burlap
sackóbefore you know, we've got quite a burden.
Who's to Blame
for Human Suffering?
I daresay that if the innocent suffer they do so because one of us -- you or me
or some other thug -- now or in the past has set their pain in motion. If the
innocent continue to suffer they do so because we have yet to take
responsibility for their pain; we have yet to take sufficient responsibility for
Suffering by John MacArthur
The primary question you need to ask yourself as you think
about the possibility of facing trials and persecutions is
"How will I react?" Either you will react with a positive
attitude and enjoy positive benefits, or you will react
negatively and compound the trouble.
and Shattered in Order to be Made Whole by Dr. Jeffrey F.
Trials produce patience, and perseverance, and humility, and meekness. Never is
a person more teachable than when they want to get out of a painful situation!
Never are they more attentive and more willing to listen.
Inevitable? by Shawn McEvoy
Suffering. It's not standard daily devotional fare, because let's face it,
usually we want to begin or end our day being uplifted, or even better, lifting
up God, rather than focusing on our pains and problems... Suffering is very
real, and there's certainly no reason any Christian would expect life to be
otherwise. We purport to follow a "Suffering Savior." ...
To Be a Mother Is a Call to Suffer by John Piper
How do you handle the setbacks, the disappointments, the
abuses, the heartaches, the calamities, the bitter
providences of your life? And I ask it specifically to
mothers, because to be a mother is a call to suffer. When
Jesus looked for an analogy of suffering followed by joy, he
said (in John 16:21), "Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come;
but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish
because of the joy that a child has been born into the world." ...
Asking Why When Tragedies Hit by Greg Laurie
What God wants you to do is to call on Him. When people come to me and are
suffering, when they ask me for answers, I tell them, "I don't have an answer.
But here is what I have: Turn to God. Lean on Jesus. Cling to Him. Pray."
There are so many people who are in trouble. We face so many problems in our
daily life. Why do we suffer? Are they the trials given by God because we have
committed sins? But Why God allows these trials and hardships?
A story for
those who are discouraged
A woman was having heart bypass surgery, and it was time to
take her heart off the machine that was keeping her alive
during the procedure.
Life is never easy. We have times of joy and happiness but after that there are
the times of disappointment and sorrow. There are storms and earthquakes. Christians are not immune to the often terrifying storms of life. The label is
not a 'fix' for the fear. Where is there a source of continued security and of
Faith versus Fear by
Not only in prayer, but in duty, the man who has great faith
in God, and whom God has girded with strength, how gigantic
does he become! Have you never read of those great heroes
who put to flight whole armies, and scattered kings like the
snow on Salmon?
Are You There God?
Whether divorce has touched you in some way or not, all of us have been through
some sort of trial that has shaken us to the very core. That has turned our lives upside down. Whether it be a broken
relationship, the death of a loved one, the dashing to pieces of a dream,
childlessness, defeat in your career or prolonged singleness . .
There Is a Way to Be Happy, Even in Sadness by John Piper
Let us embrace
whatever sorrow God appoints for us. Let us not be ashamed of tears. Let the
promise that joy comes with the morning (Psalm 30:5) sustain and shape our grief
with the power and goodness of God. ...
Joy, Joy, Joy by Ryan Duncan
How are we supposed to
have joy when our cars break down, when bills pile up, when bad days just get
progressively worse? For me, it's almost insulting for someone to tell me things
like, "count your blessings" or, "things could have been worse" when I'm in the
middle of cleaning up a crisis. ...
Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad! by Charles H. Spurgeon
But, alas! affliction cometh everywhere; virtue may sentinel the door, but grief
is not to be excluded from the homestead. "Man is born unto trouble, as the
sparks fly upward;" if the fuel be a log of sweet-smelling sandal wood, yet the
sparks must rise, and even so the best of families must feel affliction. ...
A Time of Darkness by Ralph Bouma
If you ever talk to a Christian who says he has never been
forsaken by the Lord, that he has never felt the Lord withdraw Himself, then he
is very shallow. He has never really understood the refiner's fire.
with the King by Fr. Daren J. Zehnle
We are not made for pain; we are made for happiness. But
recoiling from the cross, as it natural, we can yet rejoice
in the carrying of it, but it must be for his sake, I mean,
to be like Christ, and so we with him, he in us and we in
One of the things the devil delights to do is to persuade us
that the trial we are going through is unique. When you come
in contact with others in the family of God you begin to see
that it is just not true. You rub shoulders with people you
know suffered extremely painful experiences - experiences
more distressing than you have ever faced. Yet they still
continue to sing God's praises.
Jesus Speaks into Your Sorrow
Many experiences can leave you struggling with deep sorrow. You may
often find that the people around you simply don't know what to say
to you in your sorrow. But Jesus does.
Suffering is the
Christianís Path to Glory by Wil Pounds
The only suffering that fulfills the condition is,
"suffering with Christ.Ē Only those who share in Christ's
sufferings now will share in His glory hereafter. In order
to share in that glory we must share in His sufferings here
An Assurance of God's
God loves you completely and absolutely and He is never too busy, too
distracted, too distant, too limited.
How to Change a
World in Chaos
If you had a magic pill that could cure any disease, would you bury it in your
backyard? Jesus is the only answer for the worldís ills. So stand firmly for
Jesus and allow His light to shine through you and give hope to a world
searching for hope!
This is the last devotional written by David Wilkerson. He posted it on his blog
just before leaving for a fatal trip. He died in a traffic accident on April 28,
With What You Have
It is easy to think "If I could just get a new car, a bigger house, a better
job, or more money, then I'll be happy." We tend to view happiness as a
commodity attainable by wealth. However, as the old saying goes, "money cannot
Finding True Happiness: Part One
What does it take for man to find true happiness in the world that we live in?
How can a person be content in this fast-paced, drive-thru society that we are a
Finding True Happiness: Part Two - Four Sources of Divine Contentment
There are four sources from which we can experience true divine contentment.
Contentment, as defined in part one, is a plateau of the Christian life that
every believer must reach in order to be fulfilled spiritually, mentally and
emotionally. That being said, letís look at these four sources of divine
contentment in which are sure to provide ways to reach a state of fulfillment.
Sickness and Disease: The Bibleís Perspective
What is sickness? What is disease? Why are both of these ailments extremely
prevalent in a society that is more technologically advanced than ever before?
has sickness and disease remained an issue since biblical times?
Is It Really
An Act Of God?
Most insurance forms have a clause for an "act of God." That is a legal term for
events outside of human control, such as sudden floods or other natural
disasters, for which no human being can be held responsible. But why are those
things attributed to God, and why do so many people think that those things are
punishment from God?
The Paralytic and His Four Friends by Edward F.
Today, Jesus wants to heal our hearts and our habits. Jesus
wants to say to us, "Your sins are forgiven. Rise, get up,
stand up and walk. Get moving. It is time for you and me to
Healing and Wholeness by John Jewell
The gospel story from Mark points out how it is that there
is a tightly woven relationship between healing, forgiveness
and wholeness. We are physical, social, intellectual,
emotional and spiritual beings. If any of these five
dimensions are neglected or disturbed, there is a resulting
loss of the sense of wholeness we were designed to have.
Jesus focused on the issue of sin and sickness in the story
"Do Not Fear"
Fear Not! - A Message for Uncertain Times by Linton Smith
Donít yield to fears.. but hear what God says.. I created and formed you.. I
redeemed you.. I summoned you by name.. I love you.. I will be with you.. and
trust Him.. press on.. with courage and faith.
What do you
Fear can be debilitating. Fear cripples many, limits abilities to
enjoy even the simplest things in life and in some cases stops people from
having medical procedures that could prevent major health issues.
Don't Worry, Be Happy!
by Fr Munachi E. Ezeogu
In every situation, in every difficulty or problem, in all circumstances, Paul
knows one thing we should do rather than worry, and that is: take it to the Lord
in prayer. Paul does not ask us to deny that we've got problems or to pretend as
if they are not there. He urges us rather to face our problems squarely, not
with worry but with prayer. Turn worries into prayers.
God's love is always available
Fear arises from the absence of God's love in a person's life. Of course,
God's love is always available to anyone who wishes to receive it. But many
times, we ignore the hand that God lovingly holds out to comfort, encourage
and guide us into his family circle.
How Am I
Handling My Fears? by Dr. Foley Beach
The most often used words of Jesus in the New Testament are: "Do not fear." He
did not mean that we should not be aware of our fear. He meant that we should
not live in our fear. Fear can terrorize one's life. He wants us to know that
God is with is in all our circumstances and will guide us and direct us
regardless of what we face.
Vengeance, Judging Others
To Live, We Must Die
When I say, "To live, we must die," it cannot be in the physical world, for we
know that in the physical world, we live until we die. But then, we may ask, "How must we die, that we may live forever?"
The answer is that we must die to our pride and to our other sins.
to Control Anger Before It Destroys Your Future
Anger is destructive and is a destroyer of destinies. Many people have lost
jobs, relationships, and opportunities, all because of anger.
We judge people and conditions by appearance, by demeanor, by expression, by
every sense and faculty. Every judgment is an exultation of "I" - "ego" over the
"other" and the "whole."
Selfishness and Consequences
Let us have a re-examination of our own hearts. Let
us see whether we are influenced by the pride of the heart. The
pride plays a key role in the spiritual lives of the faithful making
distractions from God.
Forgive and Forget
Jesus was a man of intense action. He was active in defending the innocence of
others. He preached to turn the other cheek when we are attacked individually.
He taught to forgive your enemies.
I know God has
forgiven me, but I can't forgive myself
You start believing the Lord. If
He says your sins are gone, that they're underneath the
blood of Christ and buried in the deepest sea and separated
from you as far as the east is from the west, that you
accept that they are gone. Forgive yourself, put the sin
behind you, and get on with your life.
Forgive Others As God Has Forgiven You
Forgiving others for deep hurts seems to be one of the hardest things a human
being can do. In fact -- very few are successful in forgiving.
Yet, in the Bible God commands us to forgive. Is God overly demanding, or...?
Forgiveness, Confidence, and Other Spiritual Tools
There have been a lot of things I've learned throughout the 30 weeks of this
amazing Spiritual Study program that it is difficult to know where to start. The
first things that impressed me regarding the classes was that there now were a
way to express what I had been experiencing.
The Seven Simple Ways To Forgiving
Forgiveness is, basically, about letting go. Releasing the wrong done to you, or
by you. This is really a quite uncomplicated principle, but typically extremely
tough to achieve. Forgiveness is often a decision.
Forgiveness by Rev. Fr. George C Mathew
We come to Church and to Christ to be healed. As part of our
therapy and recovery plan, then, we are called and expected
by God to love and "forgive those who trespass again us" if
we too want to be forgiven. If we are angry with another
(for whatever reason), let us be mature and tender-hearted
and forgive and be willing to forgive.
Letting Go of the
Letting Go - Simple tips to staying
An important part of
becoming healthy and staying in
balance is letting go of tension,
stress and deeply buried or surface
negative emotions such as anger,
frustration, fear, hurt, pain and
hate. I mentioned these so-called
negative emotions because I have not
yet found anyone who was ill or out
of balance because he or she was
living in or holding onto an
abundance of joy and love. However,
people are often ill because of the
loss of joy and love from their
lives; some have never known either
of these emotions.
Align yourself with God's plan. Listen for the still
small voice within. By rejecting ego you open yourself to the Holy Spirit, to
the divine plan. Let go of the weights that hold you back and journey once more,
Letting Go of Past and Frustrations
by Joel Osteen
There is power in letting go of the past and the frustration of
trying to figure everything out. When you release your questions,
you are saying, "God, You are in control. I trust You." And when you
put your hope in God, that's when He can heal your heart and lead
you forward into His path of blessing. ...
The Trouble Tree
In The Valleys I Grow
Don't take your troubles
home. Hand them over to God and let
Him tackle it.
Sometimes life seems hard to
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It's then I have to remember
That it's in the valleys I grow.
A Beautiful Flower In A Broken Pot
An inspirational, must read
story. How a family learned what it
was to accept the bad without
complaint and the good with
gratitude to God.
From Failure to Gratitude
A great inspirational story.
Read it when you think life had been
cruel to you and when you are
trying to dig out of difficulties
faced in life. Even in the midst of
great tribulation and hardship,
there is much to be thankful for.
Some Useful Scripture
Texts for Prayer and Meditation/Reflection in Time of
Holy Bible for Our Rescue
Important Bible Passages for emergency use.
Commons Questions from the Bible
All of the following are important questions.
Would you be able to provide an accurate, scriptural answer?
The words of God recorded in the Bible are containers. They contain ideas from
God. They contain life. When those words enter us through our eyes, ears, or our
thinking, they impart life and faith.
ways not your own!
Surrender to Me everything you are that I may "rise up" in you as your Spring
and Living Waters yes, but these waters must flood your mindset "that My
Kingdom may Come" into the all of you that I may translate your spirit,
mind and soul into the "All of Me" "The Manifold Wisdom of The Father" but "you
must" make me your door and key you walk through in all you do for I AM your
eternal light to the knowledge and wisdom of The Father and it is this you
"must" understand . ...
Human character must have a plus attached to it. The world does not forget great
characters. But great characters are not made of luxuries, they are made by
Quicken Us Through
God shows us the troubles. Sometimes, as this part of our education is being
carried forward, we have to descend into "the lower parts of the earth," pass
through subterranean passages, lie buried amongst the dead, but never for a
moment is the cord of fellowship and union between God and us strained to
breaking; and from the depths God will bring us again. ...
The Problem of
Universal Suffering by Doug Focht, Jr.
Suffering is both universal and personal. Nations at war, mass starvation and
disease, these are examples of universal suffering. To be precise, all suffering
is universal in that it happens to all, but when it happens to me it becomes
The Problem of
Personal Suffering -Part 1 by Doug Focht, Jr.
The understanding of suffering does not necessarily ease the
pain, but it tends to shorten it, because we see our lives
in a different and broader perspective. In this article, we
will consider the relationship between universal and
personal suffering. We will do this by seeing personal
suffering as a microcosm of universal suffering because,
after all, that's what it is!
The Problem of
Personal Suffering - Part 2 by Doug Focht, Jr.
We all know of righteous men and righteous women who seem to have known little
but suffering and sorrow most of their lives. Perhaps they have lost their
spouses in tragic and sudden ways, or they may be suffering from debilitating
diseases that waste away the body. In general, we know about them not because
they succumb to their situations but because, like Job, they prevail.
God of All
Comfort by Rev. Bryn MacPhail
The stark reality of Scripture is that the Christian is
called to suffer. Because Christ suffered, and because
Christ bids us, 'follow Me', we can expect to suffer.
God When It Hurts? by Rev. Bryn MacPhail
Where is God when it hurts? God, through His Holy Spirit, is in every Christian
ministering to those in need. We are called "the Body of Christ" for good
reason. We are to be the physical presence of Christ in this suffering world.
Draw Near to
God and He Will Draw Near to You by Linton Smith
Today I invite you to consider three people who drew near to God.. and see how
drawing near to God impacted their lives and the lives of others.
Suffering by Rev. Bryn MacPhail
Suffering is something every person experiences. There are no exceptions. Some,
admittedly, suffer more than others, yet, the fact remains, that every human
being experiences suffering.
Perspective on Suffering by Rev. Bryn MacPhail
This message is concerned with the suffering that comes as a direct
result of being a Christian. Peter does not address the suffering caused by
painful, life-threatening, diseases, rather he addresses the persecution that is
likely to follow the heralding of the Christian Gospel.
How Could a
Loving God...Send Anyone to Hell?
Have you ever heard this question asked? Perhaps you've asked it yourself? "How
could a loving God send someone to Hell?" It seems contradictory, doesn't it?
Well, your right! It is! Contradictory, I mean!
God Hurts Your Feelings by Lysa TerKeurst
Asking why is perfectly normal. Asking why isn't
unspiritual. However, if asking this question pushes us
farther from God rather than drawing us closer to Him, it is
the wrong question. Too often, we tend to question God. ..
by John Ortberg
Apparently there is something about all living creatures, even amoebas, that
demands challenge. We require change, adaptation and challenge the way we
require food and air. Comfort alone will kill us.
Christ by Dr. Michael Youssef
One of the greatest threats to our joy is disobedience to
God's Word. When we live in disobedience, we become a
fruitless and joyless Christian. Jesus warned against
Peace Without a
Pill by Thomas Lindberg
Is it possible to enjoy real, lasting peace? If so, where
can it be found? I believe Isaiah 26:3 is God's answer to
how to enjoy peace without a pill. Those words are some of
the most profound in all of literature. They are so simple,
yet so true.
We are living in a time where the love of many are going cold. Due to lack of
love many problems are happening in family, in society and even in churches. It
may be easy to love our own family or our own church members. But to love others
it may be difficult.
The Old Rugged
Cross - The Proof of God's Love by Selwyn Hughes
I often wonder to myself what was happening that was good when my wife was dying
with cancer. I couldn't see anything, but because I know God is good I accept
that something good was being worked out. A good God was in charge, and I am
prepared to wait for the clarification of that until I get home.
Day All Suffering Will End by Dr. Jack Graham
There will come a day when Jesus will take away the tears. There will be no more
crying. There will be no more death. Everything that has gone wrong since Adam
sinned so long ago will be made right as the curse of sin is reversed and real
life is restored to this fallen world.
God is Good Even When
Things Go Bad by Selwyn Hughes
Anyone can believe when there are explanations and answers.
The person who goes on to know God in a deep and intimate
way is the one who can affirm that God is good even though
there may be a thousand appearances to the contrary.
Changing Destinations ... Universal
Detours for a Better Life
I recently worked with
several people who are in the lowest
points in their lives. It seems that
everywhere they turn and everything
they do creates a new avalanche of
loss. Some of these people were, at
one time, wealthy individuals, but,
because of changes around them, they
suddenly lost everything. The others
were living comfortable lives and it
seemed like everything just stopped
working for them. In all cases, they
were slowly sinking into despair
because they couldn't see the light
at the end of the tunnel.
Christmas in Heaven
This is how heaven celebrated the first Christmas. On this holy night, in
effect, heaven momentarily came to earth. Heaven and earth are always
co-existing, but sometimes they can seem worlds apart and other times separated
by only a thin veil. When tragedy hits, when illness prevails, heaven can
sometimes seem distant. ...
The Perfect Heart
What makes a
heart perfect is not by its shape or
its condition. It depends on how it
is used. A flawless heart does not
make it perfect. To be perfect, you
should share your love and accept
love from others.
Take Hold Of Every Moment
"Never save something for a special
occasion. Every day in your life is
a special occasion". Those words
changed my life.
It all depends on the way you
look at things.
have love, friends, family, health,
good humor and a positive attitude
towards life, you've got everything!
You can't buy any of these things.
You can have all the material
possessions, but if you are poor in
spirit, you have nothing.
Jerry was the kind of guy
you love to hate. He was always in a
good mood and always had something
positive to say. He was a unique
manager because he had several
waiters who had followed him around
from restaurant to restaurant. The
reason the waiters followed Jerry
was because of his attitude. He was
a natural motivator.
Our God Is Awesome
Amazing Story that
illustrates that with God everything
The Heart of a Humble Parent
When you make a decision
that negatively affects your life or
the lives of others, be the first to
admit it. Admit your mistake and
resolve to handle any resulting
consequences of your actions.
Peace of God
A Christian Perspective. In those
stressful times when we feel like we
just need a break, could it be that
we are really looking for peace?
What about when we awake in the
middle of the night and can't sleep,
what are our thoughts then? Isn't
the cry of our heart really to find
Blessings & Difficulties
In the world we live in today, it is very easy to
get so incredibly caught up in all of the demands that culture places on us that
we don't have any time to spend with God.
Godís light shine through you
Being a Christian is more than just lip service. Itís living your
life in such a way that others see a difference in you. So as you go
throughout your life, let others see Godís grace and love in you!
Everyone faces suffering at different points in their life. The more
important question is how we will react to our sufferings. The
prayers of the Orthodox Church offer answers to this question.
Prayer for Anger
Prayer for Anxiety
Prayer for Employment
Prayer in time of Debt
Prayer in time
Prayer for a Sick
Prayer for a very
Prayer for Healing
Prayer for the Disabled
Prayer of the Elderly
A Sinner's prayer
Defense of Marriage
for Return of a Wayward Spouse
Prayer for a Person Undergoing Persecution
Prayer by Beinsa Douno
Prayer for Peace in Church
God Cares About You
Prayer for a personal relationship with God.
Forgiveness of Sins by St. Gemma Galgani
A Humble Prayer in Distress:
Turn Us Again
This psalm (Psalm 80) written by Asaph denotes a humble prayer in distress. The context is
a deplorable condition Asaph sees that has come upon the church of God. The
church of God in times past was so blessed with Godís nearness and the shining
of His face.
Why My Prayers Are Not Answered?
Unanswered Prayer by Philip Yancey
The unsolved mysteries and unanswered prayers all fade to gray against the
panorama of God's plan for the ages.In the end, unanswered prayer brings me face
to face with the mystery that silenced Paul: the profound difference between my
perspective and God's.
Sweet Irony' - Be Grateful
for Unanswered Prayers
We want God to answer our prayers. Hopefully, we will thank Him after He answers
our prayers. Now, can we thank god when he does not answer our prayers? Read
Jim's article and we may have a different perspective on unanswered prayers.
Answers for Unanswered
Prayer by Gary E. Yates
We have all had the experience of unanswered prayer. We pray for God's healing
for a loved one. We pray for God to bring revival and renewal to our churches.
We pray for the suicide bombings to end and for our troops to come home. Why
does nothing seem to change when God has promised us, "Ask and you will
When God Says,
'Not Now' by John Piper
Luke emphasizes the praying of Jesus more than any other gospel. He
records nine prayers of Jesus, and seven of the nine are only in his
gospel. So let's let Jesus teach us about prayer. He knows about it
from both ends: he prayed as a full human; and he receives and
mediates prayer as God himself. There is no better teacher on
The God Who Delights In Answering Prayer by Rev. Bryn MacPhail
Prayer is an institution of God. Over and over again, the Bible commands us to
pray. And yet, I suspect that many of us, having prayed, have wondered about
whether our prayers will actually change anything. The importance of persistence
in prayer; why some of our prayers may not answered; what should we pray for?
These are some of the topics covered in this article.
Guaranteed To Succeed by Charles Spurgeon
We find a powerful reason for expecting prayer to be effective in the fact that
it is an institution of God. In Godís Word we are, over and over again,
commanded to pray. Godís commands and means of fulfillment are not foolishness.
Can I believe that the infinitely wise God has ordained for me an exercise which
is ineffective, and is no more than childís play? Does he command me to pray,
and yet has prayer produce no more result than if I whistled in the wind, or
sang to a bunch of trees? .. Heaven and earth will pass away, but while God lives, prayer
must be heard. While God remains true to his word, supplication is not in vain.
The Lord give you grace to exercise it continually.
Thy Kingdom Come: The
Prayer that Changes the World
The Lord's Prayer can be rote and without thought or true petition
of the heart, or it can become a divine force unleashing God's
glorious blessing. One may pray "Thy kingdom come" without any
regard for the intent of Jesus, or one may pray "Thy kingdom come"
and the world itself begins to change.
God has not forgotten
Have you ever thought that God has forgotten you? You may have been serving
faithfully for a long time. It isnít that you want to be paid for your Christian
service but a little recognition would be nice. Have you wondered whether you
will ever get the blessings you long for?
Godís Generous Response to Boldness in Prayer by John MacArthur
But our God is absolutely available, absolutely approachable, gracious,
merciful, compassionate, kind and you can go into His presence boldly and ask
for whatever you want. You can go into His presence any time and not interrupt
Him. In fact, He desires you to do that.
A Daily Time
Alone with God
For many people this time of year brings more activities and personal obligations.
occurs, a person's devotional times get squeezed out of their daily schedule,
and soon their relationship with the Lord becomes distant. Having a daily Time
Alone with God is vital to keeping a strong, vibrant, relationship with the