Top Reasons for Prayer. Reflections on Psalm 108

The Psalmist prayed on behalf of her community “give us aid against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless” (Psalm 108:12). One of the reasons for this prayer is the psalmist’s confidence in God. The psalmist was sure that “with God we will gain victory, and he will trample down our enemies” (Psalm […]

Praying is Commitment to Action

Jesus taught that praying is committing to act; he expects us to commit to what we pray for. The disciples whom Jesus asked to pray for laborers are the first batch of laborers that he had in mind. They may pray for more laborers like them, but they cannot shun their personal responsibility to be harvesters that they prayed for. Praying for a cause is committing to that cause. Without that commitment prayer turns useless.

Singing among the Lions!

“My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!” Psalms 57:7 Can anyone sing when surrounded by hungry lions? When surrounded by enemies who intend to harm us there is no time to sing or to think of singing. But the Psalmist says, “My heart is steadfast, O […]

Prayers God Refuses to Anwer!

There are prayers that God may not answer. This statement contradicts the hype around miracles, deliverances and so on. People tend to believe that God answers prayers unconditionally especially when some people with extraordinary gifts pray for us. People seeking solutions to their problems flock around such people to get their prayers answered. People subscribe to […]

The Massawa Miracle

Peter (not the real name), brimming with godly enthusiasm travelled to Ethiopia in the early 1970s with his wife. Though they got married only a week ago, the purpose of their trip was not a honeymoon. They were determined to meet Emperor Haile Selassie to seek permission for Logos, the Operation Mobilization ship to visit […]

The healer God: A true story

It is now 24 years since Lucy (not her real name) was diagnosed with colon cancer. It had claimed her mother’s life a few years back. Being genetic, Lucy’s chances of survival were thin. Lucy was not yet 40 years. The diagnosis devastated her husband and her two teenage boys. The treatment would drain their […]