Keep it Short and to the Point

God isn't impressed by a public prayer's length as he is by its posture. Keep it short, pointed and bathed in humility, faith, & trust.

For the most part, Jesus’ prayers were short and to the point when he healed, forgave or delivered someone. His most prolonged prayers were heard only by his closest companions. (John 13-17) Perhaps I should write a book, “Caveman Prayers” by Katherine Walden. “Heart, be at peace!” “Arm, be healed!” “Forgive me, Jesus.” “Jesus, Iowa […]

Do You Regularly Pray for your Pastors? Why not?

Pray for your pastors. Sowed prayers of faith and encouragement will yield a better crop than hurled stones of criticism and complaint.

I am fiercely protective of those I love. God is even more so. He promises to defend all His children, including thoseĀ  in servant leadership positions. It is easy for average churchgoers to forget that their pastors are just as susceptible to being wounded by gossip, passive-aggressive bullying, slander, and unjust criticism. Jesus understands pastors’ […]