Things to Pray For (Part 2)

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray….The Lord has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord accepts my prayer. (Psalm 5:2, 6:9) Shallow Prayers? Fran Tarkenton is a former NFL quarterback who led his team to three Super Bowls. He wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal lambasting himself and other …

Things to Pray For (Part 1)

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Prayer, Praise, Worship

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him. (1 John 5:14-15) Need Help in Praying? Ross McCall of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) loves to help people pray. …

Why Do Christians Suffer?

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are …

I’ll Hasten to His Throne

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God, Prayer, Praise, Worship, Psalms

I love the Lord. He heard my cries, And pitied every groan. Long as I live, when troubles rise, I’ll hasten to His throne. (From a poem and hymn by Isaac Watts) Richard Smallwood Richard Smallwood is an American gospel composer, music director, and arranger. He has won many awards and his songs have been translated into Korean, German, Hebrew, …

United Praying in Troubling Times

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Prayer, Praise, Worship

An Illustration from World War II In 1939, German warplanes began bombing London and the government feared that societal chaos would follow. Would civilians be ready for the trauma and horrors to come? How would they cope if life as they knew it was overturned? How would they grapple with the nightly threat of injury or death? Would they riot, …

The Lord Opened Lydia’s Heart

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Outside the city of Philippi, the apostles sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered at a place of prayer. One of those listening was named Lydia. She was a worshiper of God and the Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message….Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, that person is a new creation: The …

Praying Psalm 44 (Part 3)

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Nothing in all creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, or sword cannot. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth can disconnect us from our Lord. No, in all these …