A Prayer for Ordination & Installation of Pastors

Lord God, You have made me a pastor and teacher in Your Church. You see how unfit I am to administer rightly this great and responsible office; and had I been without Your aid and counsel, I would surely have ruined it all long ago. Therefore, I invoke Your Spirit to empower me. How gladly … Continue reading A Prayer for Ordination & Installation of Pastors

Living in Light of Our True Identity

All of us struggle at times with spiritual amnesia. We forget who we really are. We are the children of God. “ But to all who did receive him (Jesus), who believed in His name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12). The Apostle Paul reminds us that, as children of … Continue reading Living in Light of Our True Identity

What is the fundamental purpose of prayer?

Many are asking in these days: What is the purpose of prayer? It doesn't appear that prayer really works because I ask God to stop this senseless war in Ukraine and save the lives of those who are most vulnerable, and it doesn't seem to affect the situation at all. Others of you are praying … Continue reading What is the fundamental purpose of prayer?

Trusting God for the Impossible

The sinless Son of God was conceived in the womb of a virgin and born to rescue hell bound sinners. It sounds like the stuff of fairy tales. The angel of the Lord, Gabriel, explains how the incarnation of Jesus Christ can happen: “nothing will be impossible with God.” The Lord has had to remind … Continue reading Trusting God for the Impossible