Graceful Prayer

“Rejoice always; pray continuously; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus” (I Thessalonians 5:16-18). Note the bookends holding up continuous prayer: rejoicing and giving thanks. Frankly, rejoicing isn’t the first thing I think to do in most circumstances; or giving thanks, for that matter. “Rejoicing always” seems…Read more »

Natural Prayer

“Pray continually.” Sounds daunting, doesn’t it? Even with all we’ve experienced and learned during our 24/7 and 24/45 prayer journeys, praying all the time still sounds not only challenging but unrealistic. It’s one thing to pray all the time one person at a time, like we did in the prayer tent. But each person praying…Read more »

Hijacked

Imagine it. Imagine the Kingdom of God. If there is anything that our modern culture has hijacked, it’s our imagination. Actually, our own desires and worries are capable all on their own of pirating the ship of our imaginations. Our sexuality is proned to fantasize the gutter rather than glory. Worry-fueled imaginations picture worst possible scenarios.