Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

How to Pray for a “Hopeless” Situation

When someone in your life is walking through a crisis, it can be difficult to know exactly how to pray for them–especially when the situation they’re going through seems hopeless. That’s exactly how one listener felt when she emailed Wally: What should I pray for if there’s no hope left in the situation? My parent’s best friends were trying to have a child for nearly ten years, and when they finally had their son after a… … Continue reading

How to Pray for the Lives Affected by Hurricane Irma

You’re seeing lots of coverage about Hurricane Irma devastation and threat to many. But it can be hard to know how to pray for those involved. Here’s our prayer for the areas affected. Will you join us in praying? Father God, this is a time of great fear for many. We pray for those who are riding out the storm, those who are evacuating, those who are seeking food and shelter and gasoline. We seek… … Continue reading

What Is the Purpose of Prayer?

Hey, Wally I have been struggling with prayer recently and was hoping for some insight. The question is simple but it’s been tripping me up for a while. Since God is all knowing and has a plan and purpose for everything, what’s the point of praying? Let me elaborate. Since God already knows what’s going to happen, how do our prayers effect any sort of outcome? For example, my grandfather passed away a few months… … Continue reading

Can’t Engage in Spiritual Disciplines? It May Not Be Your Fault.

“I don’t know what is wrong with me,” my friend Gina lamented as we enjoyed a rare afternoon cup of coffee together. “I’ve always loved my time with God, but lately I just feel antsy, like I’m being put in a timeout or something. Five minutes, and I’m done!” I’ve been hearing this kind of thing a lot lately. People feel so harried that they can hardly find space for being alone with God, and… … Continue reading

Brant’s View on One-Way Conversation with God

Prayer can be a really tough thing. Just being honest. It’s a challenge for a lot of us, when we don’t ‘feel’ like God is hearing us. It’s like I’m talking on one walkie-talkie and… there is no other walkie-talkie. That’s how I feel a lot of the time. But I still pray. Why? It’s this thing called faith. I believe that even if I don’t have the “feelings”, God still listens to me. He… … Continue reading

Wally’s 3 Silly Prayers in Africa

It seems that with every trip I take to Africa with Blood:Water, a theme emerges. For this trip, that theme has definitely been prayer. I pray constantly throughout the day. I pray for the people we meet who are hoping God has answered their prayer and that we will help them. I pray for the event when we get home: that God will move everyone’s hearts to bring health and life to these amazing people.… … Continue reading

Why Uganda is Good for Wally’s Prayer Life

It has been a few years since I have been to Uganda, and it is so nice to be back. The people are soft spoken and kind, and joy is prevalent, even though they are surrounded by poverty.   As we started the 6 hour car ride to Rukungiri, I began to pray for a safe trip. That is because traveling on the roads here is a constant game of “chicken” with only inches, at times, separating you from… … Continue reading

6 Key Things to Do When Your Spouse Is Going through a Difficult Time

When Bo was in prison and I (Gari) was dealing with serious illness, we needed to encourage and support each other because we were both in a tough place. As a man, Bo sometimes needed support in different ways than I needed as a woman. In our book, Grace Behind Bars, we both write about our journey. Following are some keys we would like to share for getting through difficult times. 1. When your husband… … Continue reading

Trusting God When Your Prayers Feel Unanswered

Sometimes, life doesn’t go as we’ve planned. The test results come back—and they’re not good. The relationship ends. The money doesn’t come in. Infertility lingers. The dream doesn’t come true. So what do we do when it feels like our prayers go unanswered? When the things we’ve been asking God to fix for so long remain broken or unclear? After my own twenty-year journey of praying the same prayer and not (yet) seeing it answered,… … Continue reading

This One Thing Prevented Big Daddy Weave From Breaking Up and Changed Every Concert

Mike Weaver from Big Daddy Weave joins me on Episode 39 of the “More Than The Music Podcast” to share how praying for their audience changed the band and more of the stories behind “Beautiful Offerings: Deluxe Edition.” Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed Mike says the band was burned out, on the verge of breaking up, and hated being around each other until they started being intentional about praying for… … Continue reading