Pray then wait, or pray then work?

One of the challenges of asking for God’s help is what to do after the “amen”. Should we pray then WAIT for the answer, or pray then WORK towards one? At times, praying about something then taking action ourselves can have the marks of unrest and self-dependence. But,...

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...