The space between ask and answer

Last week’s post was about delayed answers to prayer; today’s is an add-on. Does a quick answer infer strong faith and good praying? Is no answer a sign of faulty prayer? Does an immediate answer mean God is pleased, while a long wait (or no answer) means the pray-er...

When answers are delayed

We like getting answers to prayer and would love a 100% answer rate! But, here’s the reality: a quick scroll up our prayer lists shows some aging requests still waiting for answers. Why the delay? Zechariah (affectionately, Zech), knew all about...

The giant – awake and stretching?

It’s almost impossible to be cocooned from major crises. Media technology transports us to the action site while a crisis is unfolding. We felt the shock and pain of those caught in the catastrophic destruction of Indian Ocean and Pacific Coast tsunamis. The groan of...

Simple is not superficial

We’ve all probably heard this: prayer is simple, even a child can do it. It’s true. Prayer isn’t meant to be complex and confusing; its simplicity makes it doable for everyone. However, we shouldn’t confuse simple with superficial. Prayer forms the core of our...

The ADMIRATION priority

We all enjoy getting answers to prayer, but is this what makes up the real ‘core’ of prayer joy? If our prayer enjoyment depends on answers, what happens when answers don’t come? Or maybe they do come, but are not the ones we were hoping for! We’ve all experienced the...