How To Pray About A Demon-Driven Dictator (Part 1 of 2)

In the way I’ve always prayed for demon-driven dictators and all manner of other dangerous people, I’ve been praying about Vladimir Putin. It usually goes something like this: Lord, SAVE him. If he won’t be saved, STOP him. And if he won’t be stopped, SEND him away! Obviously, our first priority is that Putin would …

Loving the unpredictable God (part 4)

HE'S IN CONTROL, BUT NOT CONTROLLING There has been many times through the years that I’ve prayed for something over and over, and haven’t seen the result I was anticipating. Sometimes my prayers feel like I’m repeatedly and franticly pressing the “Call Nurse” button next to my hospital bed. “I’m in pain here! Where are …

THE INTERCHANGE

Let’s talk about “The Conversation” between us and the Lord. Call it prayer, devotions or quiet time (not my favorite terms). I’m partial to the term, “Conversation” since it depicts a back-and-forth, an exchange, an interchange between heaven and earth. I think praying is more of a dialogue than we probably know. It’s not just …

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