Prayer Archive

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 […]

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 […]

What are the secrets to spiritual growth?

According to Jesus Christ, those who repent and receive him as Savior and Lord are “born again” (John 3:3)—not physically, but spiritually. And with this spiritual birth must come spiritual growth. It is crucial therefore to be intimately acquainted with the ABCs of spiritual growth. First, no relationship can flourish without constant, heartfelt communication. This […]

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