Have you ever wanted to run away? Or, hide yourself from your friends and even from God? Me too. But what I learned is that is the wrong question. The better question is to ask: Who are you running to? Even Hagar in the Bible tried to run away into the wilderness but she wasn’t able to run away from God. He met her right where she was.
Prayer is such an important part of our faith life. Yet we have an accuser who wants to bring charges against us day and night. On a recent episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective podcast (How to Pray for an Incarcerated Son – Episode 124,) Shonda Whitworth shared with us what she learned about praying into the courtroom of heaven when her son was incarcerated. Our prayer life is crucial to our spiritual growth and wellbeing. Read more as Shonda shares about the power of praying into the courtroom of heaven and three basic ways to silence the accuser in the courtroom of heaven so our prayers will be unhindered.
Sometimes our emotions hold us captive or take us hostage, leaving us without words to pray. Linda Evans Shepherd has certainly had her share of life’s difficulties. Through her journey, she discovered the peace of God can transform pain. The prayer of trust is the secret to emotional peace and relief for shattered emotions.
Can you hear Him? Does the roar and whir of the noise around you drown out His voice so you cannot hear when He calls or attempts to warn you of danger? Does it drown out the Voice of safety? His calls will do no good if you cannot or will not hear Him. How and where do you hear God best?
How my life changed for the better when I started each day by surrendering it to God in prayer by asking Him to “teach me to do Your will, Lord.” At times, it seems like a bold prayer but His plan is always perfect.
Why doesn’t God answer my prayers? This frustrating question is one we’ve all asked at some point. But, what if God is answering, just in a different way or a different timeframe than we expect? Read more for ways God answers prayer.