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Perhaps the most famous cry of "Why" in the Bible came from the mouth of our Savior as he was dying on the cross. "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46)
Jesus was quoting the beginning to Psalm 22, which we looked at previously. In Jesus' case, of course, he had known in advance the agony he would suffer; in fact, he had prayed earnestly that he could be spared that agony (Matthew 26:36-42) - not just the physical agony of torture and crucifixion, but I suspect…Continue
The Presidential Prayer Team daily prayer page today mentions that it's 100 days to the mid-term elections. With division in our country running so high and questions still surrounding alleged attempts to interfere with the 2016 elections, we need God's intervention both to protect our election process and to put in place leaders who will honor him. How should we then pray? This is the first of a series of posts with thoughts on how to pray for our upcoming…Continue
David suffered much in his life - some of it the result of the sinfulness of others (as in King Saul's pursuit of him) and some of it the result of his own sin (for example, in the episode with Bathsheba or the counting of the army). Sometimes David understood why he suffered; at other times he cried out in desperation and confusion to God. Psalm 22 is one of these latter occasions.
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?", he begins. (We'll discuss Jesus' similar prayer in the…Continue
If you're in the habit of pasting information and prayer requests here at Pray.Network (as I am), here's a tip: Use Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer or Edge browsers. I have found that with IE/Edge, pasted copy often gets cut off on the right-hand side, reformatted in ways I don't expect, and pictures often don't come out well.
I've noticed since switching over to Chrome that none of these problems are present in that browser. Chrome does do a little reformatting, but…Continue
Did you know that in the Privacy settings of your profile, there are options for determining how people can respond to your blog posts? You can set your blog to immediately publish responses from other members of Pray.Network, or to wait for your approval before publishing each response.
Use the "publish immediately" setting if you want to encourage discussion on your blog and are not concerned about moderating the discussion. Use the "wait for my approval" option if you want to…Continue