Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. ~ Colossians 4:2 (NIV)
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. ~ Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. ~ 1 John 5:14 (NIV)
“Every time you pray, something moves somewhere. Something changes.
The Lord absolutely loves to hear from you,
and he loves it even better when friends pray for each other.”
What should I talk to God about?
Gracious God and Father, we praise you for the countless blessings, which we receive from your hand. Without your continuing help we easily waver in our faith, lose courage, and grow careless in our watchfulness. The times and days are perilous. Give us strength to face the evils of each day with fresh confidence. Open our lips to speak of your grace, and move us to use the gifts that you give us to share your Word of salvation with all people. Protect and prosper the family, schools, the government, and all good institutions that you have established for the benefit of society. Remember in mercy those who are sick and suffering, and bring your healing to troubled homes and lives. Move us to pray for those in need and help them with deeds of kindness. Keep us in the saving faith and so enable us to overcome all things through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen (Prayer of the Church, Christian Worship, 1993)
Sanctity of Human Life
A Hurting World
Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. ~ Psalm 5:1-3 (NIV)
- Pesecution.com: https://www.persecution.com/
- PrisonerAlert.com: http://www.prisoneralert.com/
- Open Doors World Watch List: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/
World and Home Missions
Churches & Schools
- Our Precious Lambs
- Omaha area WELS Churches
- Omaha area WELS Elementary Schools
- Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
- Martin Luther College
- Bethany Lutheran College
- Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
- Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
A Western tough guy explained to a padre why he didn’t pray much. “Prayin’ is beggin’. Ah don’t beg nobody fer nuthin’.” This hombre took self-reliance to a sad extreme. In fact, prayer is not beggary. Human dads love to hear from their children, and they love to help children in their time of need. How much more does our great heavenly Father absolutely love the intimate spiritual communication that he invented, blesses, and guarantees?
Here is the concept: The Master of the Universe invites all believers to send messages to the throne via their Savior Jesus. He promises to answer all requests in the way that will do us the most good. He is loaded with good things to give us and is intentionally just waiting to be asked. What do you need right now?
Here are St. Paul’s wonderful words of encouragement for you: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6). Note to self: This ain’t beggin’. This is respondin’ to my Daddy’s sweet invitation. TimeOfGrace.org