Matthew 21:13 (NIV) – “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.
A) God has called us to be a house of prayer. He didn’t say a house of worship, or a house of evangelism, or a house of fellowship (althrough these things are important) but a house of prayer
B) If we are corporately going to be a House of Prayer we need to allow the Lord to make us individual Houses of Prayer.
C) If you missed Melissa Medina’s message from last week I encourage you to listen to the MP3. Continue reading →
This past week at Toronto City Church we started a new series on prayer entitled “House of Prayer”. We had special guests with us, Melissa and Anthony Medina for the weekend and she brought an amazing word on prayer to the TCC Family (you can check it out here)
Along this line of things: a number of years ago I came across a number of really inspiring quotes on prayer from many great men and women of God. I wanted to pass them on: Continue reading →
This week at Toronto City Church we are kicking off a week of prayer and fasting and I wanted to post this worksheet on growing in the basics of a devotional life, reading the Word and prayer.
Developing a Daily Devotional Life
I The foundation of being a Christian is that we are following Jesus and so you want to develop daily time with Him – where you read the Bible and you pray.
II Oswald Chambers said, “Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything. Unless in the first waking moment of the day you learn fling the door wide back and let God in, you will work on a wrong level all day; but swing the door wide open and pray to your Father in secret, and every public things will be stamped with the presence of God.”
III To have an effective devotional time you want to make sure that you have the following:
A) Have A Time – pick a consistent time when you will read your Bible and pray. It doesn’t always have to be the same time but if you have a regular time you will be more consistent.
B) Have a Place – pick a consistent place. Again, you don’t have to have one place all the time but if you have a regular place it helps.
C) Have a Plan – there are so many ways to read the Word of God and pray. It’s important though to have a plan rather than just being random.
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