Author Archives: frlencowan

Prayer Bargain

There are two recorded prayers of Jacob in the Scriptures.  The first is in Genesis 28:20-22, and is essentially a Prayer Bargain.  Having just been given the dream revelation of a ladder to heaven with God giving him great promises, … Continue reading

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The Centurion’s Prayer

Jesus was, and still is, amazing!  But Jesus was, and still is, seldom amazed, except on two occasions in the Scriptures.  In one, He is amazed at the lack of faith of the people in His hometown of Nazareth,.  In … Continue reading

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The Joy of The Lord

As I was with a group of believing men tonight, and we were asked what we thought Jesus’ attitude was to whatever joy or happiness we feel, I was reminded of His Joy in the 72 missionaries who returned to Him.  … Continue reading

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God’s “Come Over” Prayers

God sometimes issues the most surprising summons in prayer.  Among them are the “come over here” prayers.  As recorded in Acts 16, St. Paul intended to revisit churches in Asia to strengthen them.  But The Holy Spirit prevented him from … Continue reading

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“Let There Be” Prayers

Certainly we have plenty of examples of individuals and groups wrestling in prayer, repeatedly beseeching God for what they believe He desires them to ask for.  Jesus even points to the example of the “importunate”, persistent widow who wears an … Continue reading

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Servants in Prayer

When I go to a restaurant, the best servers are those who keep track of me from a distance, not interrupting conversation and the enjoyment of the meal, constantly asking what they can do, and whether everything is OK.  Rather, … Continue reading

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Trinitarian Prayer

Recently, many churches celebrated Trinity Sunday, the recognition of the Triune God we worship.  This holy mystery – Three in One and One in Three – is at the heart of our faith. Unfortunately, many of us, in terms of … Continue reading

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The Work of God

In the Gospels, people were often asking God what they should be doing in response to what He was doing.  It’s striking how practical His answers often were, as in what John the Baptist said to those asking God through … Continue reading

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Hindered Prayers

There is so much to be praying about in these hard times.  From the pandemic to racial injustice to political division to social unrest, not to mention the many tough circumstances we or those we know are in, our prayer … Continue reading

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The Greatest Seed

Our world is full of seeds, and the Bible has lots to say about them.  From creation’s seeds in Genesis, to the seed/offspring of the patriarchs and matriarchs, to the seeds planted by the sower, the word “seed” connotes something … Continue reading

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