Prayer 101: Breakthrough Prayer for Me

Psalm 30:11-1211 You have turned my mourning into dancing;    you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,12 so that my soul[b] may praise you and not be silent.    O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever (Psalm 30:11-12, NRSV) Rao was a Hindu yogi who devoted his life to prayer and holy thought. Through discipline, he didContinue reading “Prayer 101: Breakthrough Prayer for Me”

Prayer 101: Breakthrough Prayer for My Family

9 One time, after eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah got up and presented herself before the Lord. (Now Eli the priest was sitting in the chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s temple.) 10 Hannah was very upset and couldn’t stop crying as she prayed to the Lord. 11 Then she made this promise: “Lord of heavenly forces, just look at your servant’s painContinue reading “Prayer 101: Breakthrough Prayer for My Family”

Prayer 101: Breakthrough Prayer for My Friends

15 We who are powerful need to be patient with the weakness of those who don’t have power, and not please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good in order to build them up. 3 Christ didn’t please himself, but, as it is written, The insults of those who insulted you fell on me.[a] 4 Whatever was writtenContinue reading “Prayer 101: Breakthrough Prayer for My Friends”

Prayer 101: Breakthrough Prayer in My Church

14 Peter stood with the other eleven apostles. He raised his voice and declared, “Judeans and everyone living in Jerusalem! Know this! Listen carefully to my words! 15 These people aren’t drunk, as you suspect; after all, it’s only nine o’clock in the morning! 16 Rather, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 In the last days, GodContinue reading “Prayer 101: Breakthrough Prayer in My Church”

Prayer 101: Breakthrough Prayer for My City

2 First of all, then, I ask that requests, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be made for all people. 2 Pray for kings and everyone who is in authority so that we can live a quiet and peaceful life in complete godliness and dignity. 3 This is right and it pleases God our savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved andContinue reading “Prayer 101: Breakthrough Prayer for My City”

Prayer 101: FLASH

58 Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sinContinue reading “Prayer 101: FLASH”

Prayer 101: Breath Prayer

“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10, New Revised Standard Version). There are times that a very short prayer meets the needs. If we need to re-center in a stressful moment can be a good time to use a short breath prayer. These prayers are not meant to be the center of our prayer lifeContinue reading “Prayer 101: Breath Prayer”

On Corporate Prayer

3 Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. 4 The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him. 5 Then Jehoshaphat stood up in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem at the temple of the Lord in the front of the newContinue reading “On Corporate Prayer”

Prayer 101: The Ways God Heals

I will exalt you, Lord,    for you lifted me out of the depths    and did not let my enemies gloat over me.2 Lord my God, I called to you for help,    and you healed me.3 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;    you spared me from going down to the pit. 4 Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;    praise his holyContinue reading “Prayer 101: The Ways God Heals”