Pray in the Rain (6)

The previous Pray in the Rain post was about ASKING for God’s help. In the anchor scripture (2 Chron 14:11), Asa advocated the answer needed by giving God reasons, viz. trust in him, his honour, their covenant relationship and his unmatched power. God’s answer was...

Pray in the Rain (5)

A cry for help in a crisis. A request for an iPhone upgrade. Asking guidance for the future. Asking grace to cope with the present moment. A mom praying for her sick infant. A team asking for mission breakthrough. A group praying over broken marriages. Just a few...

Pray in the Rain (4)

A coming, terrible judgment and a great salvation that has its well-spring in Zion, reaching all nations and destroying “the shroud that enfolds all people” (Isaiah 25:7). The prophet gives his message and then prays: a prayer of trust (the key to inner peace in the...

Pray in the Rain (3)

The reminder We’re doing a Pray in the Rain series in the Wingspan blog posts. I take a scripture from Wingspan’s Pray Scripture Bank, set a focus and give a sample outline, or signposts to guide the praying. [See Isaiah 55:10-11 for the Word-as-rain image.] Use the...

Pray in the Rain (2)

Reminder of what we’re doing For a while, the blog posts will focus on one of the scriptures in the Pray Scripture Bank. I’ll set a focus and give a sample outline, or some signposts, to guide our pray in the rain experience (see Isaiah 55:10-11 for the Word-as-rain...

Pray in the Rain (1)

In the previous post, Agreeing with God, I touched on the importance of allowing the Lord’s thoughts (his Word to us) to shape what we say to him. It builds agreement with the Speaker and engages mind and emotions with his thoughts relating to our prayer focus. I...