What Is The Daniel Fast? Bible Verse with Application

There are dozens of fasts today on the market but what is the so-called Daniel Fast?  Is this a fast that believers can do today and does this have to do with more than losing weight?Why Fast? The first question is why do believers fast in the first place?  Many who are not Christian fast for health reasons.  They eliminate toxins and wastes products from the body and they also cleanse the colon by only taking in water.  Fasting with or without water can be done but there is nothing wrong … [Read more...]

The Lord’s Prayer- Meaning and Lessons From The Our Father Prayer

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Is the Lord’s Prayer one that is to be repeated or is this a lesson on how to pray?  What can we learn from Jesus’ showing the disciples how to pray?Jesus Prays In Luke 11 Jesus tells the disciples how to pray.  Don’t you want to know how to pray effectively to God?  Surely you do.  Jesus is teaching them how to pray and so here is how to pray to God as taught by Jesus.  The first thing we note in what is commonly called the Lord’s Prayer is how the disciples saw Jesus praying.  In Luke 11:1 … [Read more...]

Prayer for Healing From the Bible: How to Pray for the Sick

Prayer For Healing

Are there certain ways in which Christians ought to pray for the sick?  What can we learn from the Bible on how to pray for the sick to be healed?Prayer is CommandedMatthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”Jesus doesn’t suggest that we should pray but tells us to ask, seek, and knock.  Imagine a child looking for his or her mother in the house.  First the child asks his mother for something but doesn’t know where she … [Read more...]

A Powerful Prayer for God’s Protection With Commentary

What are some of the most powerful prayers in the Bible?  They are the Psalms.  Here is one from Psalm 91 that is one of the most desperate cries for protection that we can pray back to God.Psalm 91 A Prayer for ProtectionThis psalm appears to be a prayer for protection for God’s people against the terrors and the ever-present dangers that surround God’s people daily but could also apply to missionaries who are overseas and fighting against spiritual attacks from the enemies, it could be … [Read more...]

5 Prayers to Help With Anxiety or Stress

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What prayers can we use to help us deal with our anxieties or stress?  What examples can we find in the Bible?  How can you write your own prayer or psalm?David, Man of Stress and Anxieties If ever there were a man who had to deal with constant stress and anxieties, it was David during his flight for his life from Saul.  King Saul was relentless in his pursuit of David and some estimates were that this was a 15 to 20 year chase! Imagine that, running for your life for nearly two decades an … [Read more...]

Serenity Prayer: What is This Prayer? What Can We Learn From It?

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

Maybe you have heard of the Serenity Prayer.  What is the meaning to Christians?  Are there biblical principles from which we may learn from this prayer?Serenity Prayer The prayer has 11 more lines to it but here is the first section of the Serenity Prayer that most people are familiar with:God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.The word serenity can mean being in a state of t … [Read more...]


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