Why We Pray: Believe

Reason: We pray because we believe! Yes, we pray as a practice and discipline of our faith but in doing so we stand firm in our resolve to proclaim our trust in a living and active God who allows us to come boldly before his throne! #whywepray The Painting: As our final look at prayer,…

Why We Pray: Imitation

Confession: I struggle with dieting. I find it difficult to give up all the little ways I indulge myself each day. A small piece of chocolate…a few chips…and bit of extra cream in my coffee… you know what I mean:) I have found the trick is to commit totally to living a healthier life style….

Why We Pray: Seeing

Confession: “I can’t do it all!” I hear my heart cry and as I experience this thought, I grow more and more burdened by my constant feeling of aimlessness. Shouldn’t I know, after all these years of devotion, which path to take?  I am constantly searching for the best way forward. It seems every year…

Why We Pray: Blessing

Last week I started a blog series called #whywepray and my first post and reason for why we pray was to give solace to others. Having a prayer practice that expresses concern for others can soften our hearts and turn our attention more outward so we might strengthen and lift others up. Reason #2: We…

Why We Pray: Solace

Confession: I don’t pray as often as I should. I get busy-distracted-tired and sometimes I just can’t see the point. Discouragement sets in and then complacency… Piling on: Most days I can see the benefits to Facebook and other social media, but then sometimes I feel too connected to hearing about everyone’s pain. “How can I…