Gold Standard Of Prayer

Mar 19, 2020 424

Jesus forever established the gold standard of what to pray for in tough times.

You’ve heard that saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”? Well, here’s another one: “When the going gets tough, the tough get praying.”

It’s probably true that more people, even non-religious types, are more likely to send up a prayer when it comes to crunch-time, and it’s life or death.

I once had a friend who, believe it or not, used to pray for God to strike down his enemies!

Without doubt, Jesus’ toughest time was before and during his execution. So what did he pray for?

His first prayer was for the forgiveness of those who had wronged him – that’s all of us. His final prayer was a profound expression of confidence in God. I don’t know what you pray for in tough times, but Jesus forever established the gold standard of what to pray for in tough times. It’s praying for the grace to forgive others, and for more strength to trust in God.

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Evan Nielsen

Apr 6, 2020

If only I could get this right. So often I find myself praying "Lord will you lift this burden" when I should be asking. "Lord strengthen and grow me through this trial. I think of Phillipians 4:6-8


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