Tag Archives: prayers

IN TOUCH DAILY: OCTOBER 25

  Sunday Reflection: Loving Your Enemies After preaching the Beatitudes, Jesus tells us to love and pray for those who persecute us (Matt. 5:44). But that can feel like an impossible task: Why are evil, broken people—especially those who harm … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, In Touch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IN TOUCH DAILY: SEPTEMBER 10

  The Destructive Power of Unforgiveness Ephesians 4:26-32 What is your first response when someone hurts you? Maybe you immediately become angry and want to retaliate. Or perhaps your outward expression doesn’t change, but inside you begin quietly nursing bitterness. … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, In Touch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IN TOUCH DAILY: AUGUST 26

  God’s Control and Our Prayers John 14:13-14 Have you ever wondered why we pray if God already knows everything? What do our prayers accomplish? First, communicating with God connects His Spirit and ours. A relationship can’t survive if the … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, In Touch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IN TOUCH DAILY: AUGUST 14

  Growing Faith 2 Thessalonians 1:3-5 God’s desire is that we grow in faith as we walk with Him. Faith is not merely a one-time event through which we were saved; rather, it’s a continuous way of life from the … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, In Touch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IN TOUCH DAILY: JULY 13

The Struggle With Doubt James 1:5-8 To trust that biblical promises are true requires faith. According to Hebrews 11:1, faith is “confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (NIV). At salvation, we believed … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, In Touch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 28

Sunday Reflection: The Promise of Justice We frequently think of justice in a negative light—as punishment or vindication—but it’s also immensely positive. In fact, the Hebrew word mishpat, which is commonly translated as “judgment” or “justice,” conveys a sense of … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, In Touch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 18

A Biblical Pattern for Prayer Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s Prayer has been prayed by countless people, but Jesus intended it to be a pattern for praying, not simply a recitation. When we use it as a model and consider what … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, In Touch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 17

Biblical Characteristics of Prayer Matthew 6:5-8 Prayer is simply talking with God. Yet with regard to consistency or how to approach Him, we sometimes struggle—especially when we’ve observed other Christians pray and assume theirs must be the “right” way. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, In Touch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 9

Does Prayer Influence God? James 5:13-18 Our heavenly Father chooses to involve the prayers of His children in the outworking of His plan (2 Kings 20:1-6). But what about a circumstance like a friend’s serious illness? Perhaps you wonder, Why … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, In Touch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 17

Jesus Is Alive and Active Hebrews 10:10-14 Have you ever wondered what Jesus is doing, now that He’s in heaven? Today’s passage tells us that He is sitting at God’s right hand. It might make us wonder what He’s doing … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions, In Touch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment