Imagine you had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of a direct audience with God. You could ask him anything you wanted. You could tell him what matters to you. What would you say?
With Christ in the School of Prayer
Suppose you had a once-in-a-lifetime audience with God later on this week. This would be the most important conversation, not only of the week, but of your entire life! What would you ask him? What would you tell him? You would definitely want to prepare for this meeting.
Did you know that you have a direct audience with God every time you pray? How do you prepare? The Psalms are a training manual for prayer. They give us model prayers for every circumstance of life. These prayers have been breathed out by the Holy Spirit. They show us how to pray in a way that’s pleasing to God. Don’t “wing it” with God in your prayer life, discover the holy art of prayer.
From this Series
You share a problem with a friend over lunch and you take an hour just to tell the details of the story. Pastor Colin Smith talks about why it’s so important for us to do the same thing with God.
It’s hard enough to pray when the wicked seem to be winning, because that’s really discouraging. Pastor Colin Smith takes it a step further, talking about how to pray when God seems far away.
What did David do when he felt that everybody was against him, and he was getting nowhere? What did David do when he felt like giving up? He took refuge in God. Pastor Colin Smith talks about how we do that.
Have you ever felt like giving up? Sometimes it’s right for you to stay, and sometimes it's right for you to go. Pastor Colin Smith talks about how to pray when you need to persevere, but there’s great pressure to give up.
If Jesus is “the light of the world,” then why is your son or daughter, your grandson or granddaughter, having difficulty seeing how great he is? Pastor Colin Smith explains what keeps people from seeing who Jesus is.
Your children are swimming in a sea of vanity, flattery, and blasphemy. When you pray for them, lay out before the Lord the pressures that they’re facing. Pastor Colin Smith explains how to do that.
The hardest trials are not the ones that hurt the deepest, but the ones that endure the longest. You’ve lost a loved one, or you’re experiencing long-term exhaustion. Pastor Colin Smith talks about how to pray when your soul is in agony.
Suppose someone were to say to you later on today, “I have been a Christian for many, many years, but I feel that God has abandoned me. I have no sense of God’s love, no sense of his presence.” How would you help them? Pastor Colin Smith talks about how you can minister to them.
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God… Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace… (Hebrews 4:14-16) One thing that churches in Scotland are doing these days is a campaign called Try Praying. The idea is that most people at some […]
the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.” His ways prosper at all times… Psalm 10:4-5 God has given us a book of prayers in the Bible. The book of Psalms has prayers for every imaginable circumstance of life. We know that these prayers […]
How can you say to my soul, “flee like a bird to the mountain…?” Psalm 11:1 Someone is speaking into David’s soul. The advice David received came in through his ear and went straight to his heart: “Flee like a bird to your mountain…” It’s time to move on. Why? Two reasons: “For behold the […]
You will guard us from this generation forever. Psalm 12:8 This is a generational psalm. We read about the “children of man” in verses 1 and 8. The focus of this prayer is a concern over what the future holds for our children, our grandchildren, and our great-grandchildren. Notice how it begins: “Save, O Lord, for […]
How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? Psalm 13:1-2 Thank God this psalm is in the Bible. We need it. We live in a suffering world […]