God’s Will Archive

Does God repent?

The classic King James Version of the Bible says, “It repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart” (Genesis 6:6). Elsewhere, God says, “It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king for he is turned back from following me, and hath […]

Why do people end their prayers with “Amen”?

Everyone is familiar with the word “amen.” But have you ever taken the time to consider what it really means? Is ending our prayers with “amen” a mere ritual? Or is there a majestic richness to the word that is often missed? First, “amen” is a universally recognized word that is far more significant than […]

Why is it so crucial to pray “Your will be done?”

Jesus not only taught his disciples to pray, “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:10), but he modeled those very words in his own life and ministry. Which, of course, begs the question, “Why is it so crucial to pray in this way?” First, to pray “your will be done” is to recognize the sovereignty of […]

What are some secrets to effective prayer?

Everyone wants to know the secret to something. Golfers want to know the secret to playing golf like Tiger Woods. Investors want to know the secret to making a fortune on Wall Street. Parents want to know the secret to raising healthy, happy kids. And Christians desperately want to know the secrets to effective prayer. […]

Why pray if God already knows what we need?

As the father of twelve, I can tell you that I sometimes know what my children need before they ask. However, what I as an earthly father only sometimes know, our eternal Father always knows. Which inevitably leads to the question: If God knows what we need before we even ask, why bother asking at […]

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