Praying Alone

Jesus often spent time praying alone. Throughout the Scriptures we can find pictures of men and women who would go up on a mountain, meditate on God’s Word, and pray. There is great benefit in sitting back, removing yourself from the commotion and distractions of life, and hear what God has to say in His […]

On Praying in your Marriage

“And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12 ESV) One of the many benefits which my wife and I have received from the DOXOLOGY training program has been the gift of prayer. Kathryn and I were able to have a […]

A Year of Prayer

The Spiritual Life Council (Elders) and I are engaging in a year of prayer here at Messiah, and I would like to encourage you to join us. Each day of the month, each of our elders will be praying for members from their elder group, and I will be praying for them as well. What […]

Whom Should We Pray For In Church?

By Pastor Todd A. Peperkorn I get this question often. Someone will come up to me and say something along the lines of, “I’m not sure if this is serious enough for you to pray for, but if you wouldn’t mind, would you put so-and-so on the prayer list?” We Lutherans are very stingy about […]