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The sturdy reality of prayer

By Dave Henning / January 22, 2015

Timothy Keller continues Chapter 14 of Prayer by stating that prayer is powerful and effective because God allows the world to be “in some sense” under the control of prayer’s power.  He relates a story told by Austin Phelps in his volume on prayer. The pagan Saxon king of Northumbria, Ethelfrith, had invaded Wales and […]



By Dave Henning / January 21, 2015

“Listen to my prayer.  From the ends of the earth, I cry to you.  I call as my heart grows faint.”- Psalm 61:1-2 In Chapter 14 (“Struggle: Asking for Help”) of Prayer, Timothy Keller discusses a third form of prayer- supplication.  Pastor Keller defines supplication as “asking God for things for yourself, for others, and […]


Restful trust, yet confident hope

By Dave Henning / December 27, 2014

Timothy Keller pairs and considers Calvin’s third and fourth rules of prayer in today’s blog. 3 and 4.  Restful trust, yet confident hope.  Calvin’s third rule is that we should have a submissive trust in God, trusting in Him even when things aren’t going the way we would wish them to go.  Prayer enables us […]


Total access

By Dave Henning / December 18, 2014

“Through him [Christ] we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.”- Ephesians 2:18 In Chapter 5 of Prayer, Timothy Keller astutely observes that while we know God is working out all things for our good according to His purpose (Romans 8:28), we usually can’t discern what that good is.  Stated another way, we […]

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