Articles about the subject of prayer, from thosewhosindifferently.com.
Humble Confession - As any good 12-step program teaches, the first step is to admit that we have a problem, and that we are powerless to help ourselves
Where to Pray - As it turns out, there are many good places to pray, and perhaps no bad places to pray. However, what we pray matters, too.
Why Do We Stop Praying? - If God doesn't answer our requests before we give up continuing to pray for them, whose fault is that?
Standing Up For Ourselves? - While God answers our prayers, are our requests sometimes about the wrong things?
Picking Up Where We Left Off - When you meet Jesus in Heaven, will that be the first time you've had a good conversation with Him?
Need to Get Away? - The hustle and bustle around us isn't going to calm itself. If we want some quiet time to spend with God, that might take some work.
Unanswered Prayers…or Not? - Would God the Father ever not answer one of Jesus' (God the Son's) prayers?
Can I Call Down Fire From Heaven, Too? - How did Elijah go about delivering a message through a dramatic demonstration of the power of God?
Self-Fulfilling Doubt - Are you waiting for an invitation to ask God for big things?
One Free Request - If you could ask for anything, what would it be? Let's take a look at someone who received his request for some good suggestions.
Stopping vs. Pausing - If we can't stop our busy lifestyle, could we at least pause for a few minutes to do something better?
Why It’s OK to Take a Break for God - We may want to have quiet time with God, but what gives us the right to actually slow down long enough to do so?
Why Me? - Do you ever ask God, "Why me?" David did, but he wasn't complaining.
When to Not Fast - While many people of faith might not fast often enough for their spiritual health, are there times when it isn't necessary?
Sharing and Listening - Have you ever been in a one-sided conversation?
Just Regular Conversation - Is there more to healthy conversation than just courtesy and small talk?
How Do I Get That Peace? - We may have heard about the "peace that passes understanding", but how do we actually find it?
A Prayer for All People - What better prayer could we offer for others than that they learn more about God and His will?
Lines of Communication - Communication has come a long way, but sometimes the most effective sharing uses methods that are tried and true.
How in the World Can I Pray to a Perfect, Holy God? - Who could possibly bridge the gap between a God who is transcendent and holy, and we sinful people here on earth?
How Do We Pray for Them? - We may already know that we should pray for those in authority. How - and what - do we actually pray for them, though?
Like Fighting One Problem at a Time - What can you do when you wake up and your problems outnumber your abilities?
Infinite Prayers - We may be challenged to "pray big", once we start to comprehend God's power, but is there something even more than that?
Not Worried About This Town - What would our perspective of our current situation be like if we looked at it like a stopover, rather than our destination?
You Called Me! - Are we surprised when God answers our prayers? If so, we're not the first to be in that situation.
Blessings in the Blindness - When something we're used to is taken away, even for a short time, where might we find blessings in that?
Why Pray for Peace? - Yes, we want the peace that God gives us, but what other reasons should also cause us to pray for that?
No New Normal - What if the great moments of life happen in times of change, which God has prepared for through His people's faithfulness during the times of "normalcy"?
One-Line Prayer List - Sometimes, the Bible already contains the prayers that we need to pray for others.
Read the Bible, Be the Church, and Pray, Part 2 - So, what can we do when we need to be the church, but it can't be the same as before?
Read the Bible, Be the Church, and Pray, Part 1 - What do we do when a source of strength is no longer available?
Those We’ve Never Met - Can God bless those we've never met, when we would rather pray for them than for the people we do know?
Don’t Always Go With Your Gut - Could a couple of well-invested seconds make all the difference in our next big opportunity?
Difficult Doesn’t Mean Pliable - Just because I can't hear or understand something, doesn't mean that I get to claim that I heard whatever benefits me the most.
Stuck Indoors - Do we sometimes feel like we should be doing more, but are stuck in a situation where we can't support the Kingdom of God as much as we want?
Eagerly Awaiting - If we can't wait to get home from a trip to see our family, how much greater will the anticipation be of going home to see our Lord and Savior?
Blessings - Can a simple greeting be both a prayer and a testimony?
No Revenge At All?, Part 1 - Would others notice if we treated our enemies like our friends?
Creepy Eyeball Balloon - Have you ever felt that you were being watched? What if that were a good thing?
Join the Battle - Not all of the people who help win a war are on the front lines.
I Don’t Know What to Say! - In a world where we feel like we are expected to know everything, what do we do when we don't even know the right question?
Revival - What would happen if followers of Jesus around the world all asked God for a massive intervention?
Direct Line - Even in a world with lots of communication options, sometimes we need to talk to a real person in real time.
Organic Growth - In a world of microwaves and drive-through windows, plants still grow at their own pace.
Yielding to God’s Will - When we ask for God's will, are we always seeking His wisdom, or are we sometimes looking for a loophole?
Hedgehogs - When is a follower of Jesus like a hedgehog?
Thinking Too Small - Our lives can be a lot bigger and more full of power than we know...if we only know where to look.
Dealing With Regret - A guest post from my youngest.
The Hunch - Our posture (and its effects on us) tells us what we spend time at. How can we invest in activities that produce good results, even if we have a few aches and pains as a result?
The Kool-Aid Man - We might not always deliver kid's drinks, but we still have opportunities to aid others.
Anticipation - What might it look like if we looked forward to hearing from God as much as we look forward to hearing back from friends?
Keep an Eye Out - When we make a request from someone we trust, do we expect results, or just move on?
Worshipping What We Make - We would never worship something that we made ourselves, treating it like something greater than we are...would we?
Day-Planner - Let's be sure to include God in our plans for each day. Otherwise, who knows where our own plans will go awry?
Questioning God - While we don't always get all of the answers right away, there is good precedent to ask God the hard questions that are on our heart.
The Goldilocks Zone - We know how to ask for God to give us more. Have we considered asking Him to not give us too much?
Competition - If you find that other thoughts compete with your time with God, how can they be captured for later, so that you can focus on Him?
How to Pray - So, how do we pray? What do we need to do in order to talk with God?
What Can We Ask For In Prayer? - We are invited to make requests of God. If one of those requests is for His wisdom, I believe that we can better align what we ask for with His will.
Don’t Give Up - If other people can't help but listen to us if we are persistent enough, how much more will a God who loves us hear our requests?
Learning to Pray - Praying may seem challenging at first, but given time and practice - and maybe a little help - we can make it as natural as other skills that we don't even think about anymore.
When to Pray - Although we can pray to God at any time, sometimes it is helpful to have a few specific situations to start with.
Filling in the Gaps - Sometimes, we find ourselves at a loss for words, or feeling unworthy to talk with a Holy God. He knew that this would happen, and personally intervenes to help us out in those times.
Praying with Others - Talking with God is often a private matter. However, sometimes it is appropriate to pray with others, also.
“Get Your Own Tape”, Part 2 - Just as with our physical bodies, our intake of spiritual food should increase over time to help us grow in a healthy manner.
Sweet Hour of Prayer - Although the old hymn, "Sweet Hour of Prayer", probably wasn't talking about a literal hour, we can still give God some of our undivided attention in prayer.
Why Can We Pray to God? - Talking to the Creator of the universe is a pretty big deal, and it is only possible because He reached out to allow it to happen.
Fancy Prayer Words – And Why You Don’t Need Them - Sometimes, those who pray out loud at church use some pretty fancy words to talk with God. While that's ok (but not necessary), here are a few quick definitions to help you follow along.
Devotions - What does it mean to "have devotions" as part of the Christian walk?