I muttered prayers for the first time in many years.

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series God versus religion - why?

So – if you’re thinking God won’t listen to you because you don’t know what to say and all you can do is mumble some sounds –
Go for it. He is listening. In fact He’s waiting for you.
If you’re thinking or even telling the mumblers that God won’t listen to them, maybe you should pay attention to the references here and question whether or not they apply to you.

For Thine is … (everything)

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series The Lord's Prayer

Some of you may have realized that this particular phrase isn’t in the particular version of the Bible that you read. It may not even be in the Lord’s Prayer that your local church uses. … However – that this phrase is incredibly important – I think – is undeniable.

Lead us not into temptation …

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series The Lord's Prayer

It’s also important to note that temptation, by itself, isn’t the problem. It’s when the temptation actually has it’s desired results (from Satan’s point of view) that we have a problem. And, let’s not forget that succumbing to temptation isn’t necessarily the “end” either.

Forgive us … as we forgive …

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series The Lord's Prayer

Uh Oh. Major Uh Oh. This sounds really important. As in the previous verses, there’s much more to the Lord’s Prayer than just a bunch of words. There’s meaning behind those words. A meaning that we need to understand to really do what Jesus said before giving us these words …

Your Will Be Done … on earth …

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series The Lord's Prayer

It’s a really good thing that we’re forgiven. Even when we don’t always put His will at the top of our to do list. The catch is – as we come to love Him more and more – it will start to bother us that we’re putting our will above His. And then we’ll ask for His help to put His will above ours.

God – Where Are You? (Part 2)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Where Are You?

When we left Habakkuk, he had just unleashed some frustration on God – like with all this bad stuff going on here, how come You aren’t taking care of us like You said You would? After what was apparently a long time, God finally says watch and be amazed at what I’m going to do.