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8 Honest, Powerful Prayers in the Bible

The simplest definition of prayer is talking to God. While that’s certainly true, prayer is also a unique place where we experience the breadth and depth of the Christian life. Still, prayer isn’t easy—even though it’s one of the most vital parts of...

The Missing Piece in Your Evangelism

There’s a slew of evangelistic methods out there, but one element is key to their effectiveness: prayer. If prayer is absent from our methodology, we’re missing one of the most essential elements of effective evangelism. But how can we...

Developing a Prayer Life in Seminary

Developing a prayer life is important as you go through seminary life. It is important because of the busyness of your schedule, to prepare you for future ministry, and to equip you lead your family. One of the reasons why you want to develop a...

Bedtime Prayers

John Calvin’s Catechism of the Church of Geneva is appended by “Several Godly Prayers.” Here is Calvin’s prayer before going to sleep: (Other prayers include:prayer in the morning, Prayer before a meal, Prayer for going to school) O LORD GOD, who...

Praying before a Meal

John Calvin’s Catechism of the Church of Geneva is appended by “Several Godly Prayers.” Here is Calvin’s prayer on blessing at the table: All look unto thee, O Lord; and thou givest them their meat in due season; that thou givest them they gather:...

Prayer for the Morning

I recently posted on John Calvin’s Catechism of the Church of Geneva and the appended “Several Godly Prayers.” Another one of his prayers is focused on praying in the morning: MY GOD, my Father and Preserver, who of thy goodness...

Seminary is a Team Sport

Can you name a team sport that starts with ‘s’? (Think about it’ll wait.) How about ‘seminary’? Oh, you don’t think so? Well, you’ll have another chance later. Hopefully by then I will have changed your...

According to my Plans?

Have you ever taken a trip? Did it go just like you had planned? Chances are, if you’ve traveled much at all, at some point you’ve found yourself dealing with unexpected delays, detail changes or maybe even a complete cancellation of...

When Your Family is Along for the Ride

For those ofyou who have families of your own, you may very well recognize the blessing they are in your life. While these relationships can require a great deal of patience, grace and love at times, they can also be very rewarding and love-filled...

The Ministry of Prayer

Introduction The longer I am a Christian, the more I discover the power of what I call the ministry of prayer. It seems as though praying is a difficult thing for most people to do. According to one professor, quoting statistics from a prayer...

Time Management and Sabbath in Seminary

This post was written by Chad of Outside is Better. Chad attends Asbury Theological Seminary and works 3 jobs… that’s right… THREE! Ever since I have entered into ministry I have been a Sabbath geek. Some accuse me of just making...