Preparing for prayer

Talking to the Creator is beyond human comprehension. We’re lifted up when we humble ourselves before him (James 4:10), because our sins can close the ears of God (Luke 18:9-14; Isaiah 59:1-2).

Prayer requires preparation because approaching God isn’t a casual affair. The solemnity and reverence in the Father’s throne room in Revelation 4-5 can touch us deeply.

Let’s pause and consider the beauty of God’s creation. Continue reading “Preparing for prayer”

Dangers of restoring prayer to schools

Prayer is a blessing beyond human comprehension (Psalm 145:8). God said to continually bring our requests to him (Philippians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:17).

We need Christ because without him, we can’t be saved (John 14:6). Only in him do we find all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3). Children will benefit from learning about Jesus because their morals and decision making will improve dramatically.

In 1962, prayer in schools was declared unconstitutional because some were offended by petitions to God. However, in the mid-20th century, Christian values were far more common than they are today in our increasingly pagan society.  Continue reading “Dangers of restoring prayer to schools”

A Christian Duty

Christians have a responsibility as citizens to behave and to participate in life in such a way as to bring honor and glory to God. We do this through our acts of kindness and through our responses to the world around us.

The world seems to be more and more hostile to Christianity. Alternative lifestyles and religions are challenging the very morals we share in Christ. Rather than retreat and allow the world to overcome us, we should take our roles as citizens seriously. Let us make every impact for Christ we can in our society. If we sit silent and do nothing, the devil won’t. He intends to thwart every good and godly thing. Continue reading “A Christian Duty”