How to Pray from Your Heart

At times, we may feel that we have to impress God when we pray. We remember the eloquent, graceful prayers we’ve heard others pray, and we try to imitate them. “After all, I want God to answer my prayers. I’d better make sure they’re just right,” we think. 

However, trying to be more acceptable to God with our prayers is not only unnecessary. It’s also harmful to our understanding of God. He is not a Teacher handing out grades. He is a Father listening to His beloved children.

If you have a personal relationship with Christ, God loves to hear your prayers. (Join us at our church in Sydney Mines  to learn how to start a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.) 

However, God doesn’t want you to try to impress Him with your prayers. He wants you to pray humbly, honestly, and confidently.

Here are 4 tips to help you pray from your heart.

 


What Jonah Teaches Us About Obedience

Most of us are familiar with the story of the reluctant prophet Jonah. When God commanded him to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh, he refused. Instead, he boarded a ship sailing in the opposite direction. Through a series of remarkable events, Jonah found himself in the belly of a great fish for three days and three nights. Needless to say, Jonah realized the error of his ways, confessed his rebellion, and pleaded for God’s intervention. The great fish spit out Noah safely on shore, and he lost no time taking the next boat to Nineveh. 

What can we learn from Jonah’s life? Here are 3 timeless truths about obedience.



Movie Review: Facing the Giants

“I want God to bless this team so much people will talk about what He did. But it means we gotta give Him our best in every area. And if we win, we praise Him. And if we lose, we praise Him. Either way we honor Him with our actions and our attitudes.” 

-Coach Grant Taylor, Facing the Giants

It’s a story of impossible dreams, a story of never-give-up courage, and a story of unstoppable faith.

Facing the Giants is a film that will make you laugh, cheer, and gain a greater vision for serving God.