Perfect Peace

The great prophet Isaiah tells the reader of his God-inspired tome that there will be a certain song voiced one day in the land of Judah. One of the lines of that anticipated melody echoes a timeless principle that is worth humming deep within your own soul. Here it is, as recorded in Isaiah 26:3-4: You keep him in perfect […]

Prayer in a Desolate Place

Jesus’ early-morning trek to an out-of -the-way spot so that he might talk with his heavenly Father offers some important lessons regarding both prayer and purpose. Consider the passage, as revealed in Mark 1:35-39: And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. And […]

Prayer @Home

One of the greatest responsibilities family leaders have is cultivating a vibrant dynamic of prayer both for themselves and for those they love. This world can strip of us of a lot of things, but no one or nothing can take away our ability to have personal communion with the Most High God. Affirming this communion, and modeling it, day-in […]

The Prayer of Persistence

The house was strangely quiet except for the sounds of a woman’s bitter weeping rising from downstairs. Elijah sat on the floor of the upstairs bedroom staring at the young boy—the dead boy—as his lifeless body rested upon the bed. Elijah, too, undoubtedly tasted the bitter herb of grief. “O LORD my God, have you brought calamity even upon the […]