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?

Unremoved Thorns and Unanswered Prayers

What is it that we are to learn from the Apostle Paul’s thorn that is not removed in spite of his focused prayers for its removal? See 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. Many would claim that Paul did not have sufficient enough faith or else it would have been removed. However, this is completely contrary to God's … Continue reading Unremoved Thorns and Unanswered Prayers

Unremoved Thorns and Unanswered Prayers

What is it that we are to learn from the Apostle Paul’s thorn that is not removed in spite of his focused prayers for its removal? Many would claim that Paul did not have sufficient  faith or else it would have been removed. However, this is completely contrary to God's Word. Here are a few … Continue reading Unremoved Thorns and Unanswered Prayers

Why Pray?

The story of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane would have resonated deeply with the original recipients of Mark's gospel. The Christians in Rome were suffering intense persecution and affliction due to their loyalty to Christ. How easy it would have been to feel abandoned and forsaken by God. As His own passion commences, … Continue reading Why Pray?