All posts in " supplication "

Casting anxiety in the direction of Christ

By Dave Henning / March 25, 2018

“Casting is an intentional act to relocate an object. . . .  Let this ‘throwing’ be your first response to bad news.  As you sense anxiety welling up inside you, cast it in the direction of Christ.  Do so specifically and immediately.”- Max Lucado “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”- […]


God – the constant gracious listener

By Dave Henning / July 3, 2017

“God is the constant gracious listener to our every thought, and prayer begins when we bring what we most naturally think about before God.”- John Ortberg “But in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”- Philippians 4:6 (ESV) As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 11 of The Me […]


God and prayer

By Dave Henning / January 8, 2016

Max Lucado concludes Chapter 12 of Glory Days with the observation that, like Greg Pruett, God and prayer are all you have left as well.  Like Joshua, you are facing battle and five kings are bearing down upon you: “Discouragement, deception, defeat, destruction, death.  They roar into your world like a Hells Angels motorcycle gang.  Their […]


Praying the Psalms

By Dave Henning / January 27, 2015

In Chapter 15 of Prayer, Timothy Keller expands on the ancient practice of “Praying the Psalms”, noting that from earliest times the church adopted the Psalms as its prayer book.  Pastor Keller cites a letter from Athanasius to Marcellinus: “Whatever your particular need or trouble, from this same book [the Psalms] you can select a […]



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 […]

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