A Prayer

A preacher once said, "Satan trembles when even the weakest Christian is on their knees in prayer." Mary, Queen of Scots, said of the Scottish reformer, John Knox, "I fear the prayers of John Knox more than an army of 10,000 men." James, the half-brother of Jesus, wrote, The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a … Continue reading A Prayer

Lord, teach me to pray (here you go :))

Years ago, I read an article citing a poll claiming prayer being the most neglected spiritual discipline among Christians, including pastors.  Clearly, Satan sees prayer as a fatal threat to his schemes or he wouldn't try so hard to make us think prayer is not that important or  powerful. But this is a lie. Mary, … Continue reading Lord, teach me to pray (here you go :))

Why Pray? (Does it really make any difference?)

I want to thank everyone for your kind and encouraging words regarding the message I preached on June 16th about the mystery of prayer and why God, through human eyes, seems so capricious i.e. why does he answer some prayers and not others? My daughter, Macy Watts, listened to it yesterday and told me should … Continue reading Why Pray? (Does it really make any difference?)

The Lord’s Prayer (It’s not the one you’re thinking of…)

The "Our Father, which art in heaven,..." prayer was certainly said by Jesus, but as a "model prayer" for the eager-to-learn-how-to-pray disciples. However, the disciple, John, records for us a wonderful gift. For his entire 17th chapter comprises an actual prayer Jesus prayed as he was readying himself for his crucifixion: "Father," Jesus prayed, "the … Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer (It’s not the one you’re thinking of…)