PrayerCenter - Devotionals
Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian. Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope. Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7
Father, in Your mercy, hear our prayers. Devotionals
Our Daily Bread
To Be Continued
The fifth book of the New Testament, the Acts of the Apostles, records the beginnings of the Christian church under the leadership of the people Jesus had appointed. Some scholars have suggested that this book could also be called the Acts of the Holy Spirit, because the Spirit’s power supplied courage for the apostles in the face of every hardship.
In 1987, our family moved to California to take up the pastorate of a church in the Long Beach area. The day we flew into town, my secretary picked us up at the airport to take us to our house. As we pulled into traffic, the very first thing I saw was a bumper sticker that read: “Welcome To California . . . Now Go Home!” It was not exactly a warm and cheery welcome to sunny southern California!
God’s Strong Arm
My friend Joann had a strong desire to become a concert pianist and to travel and perform as either a soloist or as a piano accompanist. While majoring in piano performance in college, she developed tendinitis in her right arm, and it became too weak to perform the solo recital that was required. She graduated with a degree in music history and literature instead.
I’m Sorry, Man
When my son-in-law Ewing and I attended a sporting event, we enjoyed watching both the game and the people around us.
No Loose Laces
One person’s actions can affect an entire group. This truth became clear to journalist Sebastian Junger as he followed a platoon of soldiers. Junger watched a soldier accost another soldier whose bootlaces were trailing on the ground. He didn’t confront him out of concern for his fashion. He confronted him because his loose laces put the entire platoon at risk—he couldn’t be counted on not to trip and fall at a crucial moment. Junger realized that what happens to one happens to everyone.
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Daily Devotionals By Oswald Chambers
Taking Possession of Our Own Soul
By your patience possess your souls —
When a person is born again, there is a period of time when he does not have the same vitality in his thinking or reasoning …
Out of the Wreck I Rise
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? —
God does not keep His child immune from trouble; He promises, “I will be with him in trouble . . .” (
Psalm 91:15). It doesn’t …
Living Simply— Yet Focused
Look at the birds of the air . . . . Consider the lilies of the field . . . —
Matthew 6:26, 28
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin”— they simply are! Think of the sea, the air, the sun, …
His Ascension and Our Access
It came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven —
We have no experiences in our lives that correspond to the events in our Lord’s life after the transfiguration. From that moment forward His life …
The Habit of Recognizing God’s Provision
. . . you may be partakers of the divine nature . . . —
2 Peter 1:4
We are made “partakers of the divine nature,” receiving and sharing God’s own nature through His promises. Then we have to work that divine nature …
Truth For Life Broadcasts
Downloadable Messages from Alistair Begg
Wives, Part B
When a man or a woman is insecure about their purpose in marriage the whole relationship can teeter on the brink of disaster. On Truth for Life, Alistair Begg talks about The Christian Family and, in particular, the strategic role God has given to wives.
A Lesson in Humility, Part B
Pride is often exposed through words and attitudes. Yet humility is revealed in actions. Find out how you measure up when we look at the biblical marks of a humble heart, demonstrated in First Peter 5 on Truth for Life with Alistair Begg.
A Lesson in Humility, Part A
In our culture, pride is often considered a virtue. But God’s Word calls us to display a different kind of attitude. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg explains how to develop a humble spirit.
A Call to Remember
When you take the time to ponder your purpose, do you see God’s plan for your life? Alistair Begg encourages us to remember why we’re here and what we’re living for. A thoughtful study in Ecclesiastes on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
Holiness, Part B
Our struggle with sin is an ongoing battle and many times we feel like we’re losing the war! But on Truth for Life, Alistair Begg assures us that in Christ we have all the tools to live a holy life!