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How Worry Warps Your View of God

A couple weeks ago, I started having trouble sleeping. This wasn’t normal for me. But…

Today’s Devotional: The Tainted Tongue

My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs?…

Today’s Devotional: Image Worship

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. (John…

Five Prayers That Changed the World

Throughout history, faithful followers of Jesus have continually lifted the cries of their heart to…

Where the American Idea of Freedom Falls Short

Freedom. Who would’ve thought a mere seven-letter phrase could shape an entire society? It is…

Facebook Is Testing a New ‘Prayer’ Post Feature

In 2006, we had “pc4pc?” In 2013, it was “like for a tbh.” Now, in…

Should We Ask God For Money?

I hate money. I hate it because typically, I don’t have enough of it. I…

Priscilla Shirer: Can You Ask Too Much From God?

Among the boxes we tend to build for God—the various extents to which we believe…

Don’t Use Prayer as a Middle Finger

Let’s say that I’m looking to get away with murder. (Sure, it’s a strong metaphor,…

Does God Need Our Prayers?

My dad was weeping when he called to tell me his best friend had passed…

Finding True Strength in Weakness

Jules Tompkins looks at the topic of weakness and prayer in a blog for RELEVANT.

How to Pray for a President

The relationship between faith and country has always been a tenuous one, but that doesn’t change the work that Christians are called to do.

How to Revolutionize Your Prayer Life in 2021

Prayer is one of those things we know we “should” do, but often don’t know how. But perhaps we’re making talking to God harder than it really needs to be.

Richard Rohr on the Mysticism of Prayer

Scroll through Twitter or Instagram feeds, and odds are you’ll see Christians of the millennial…

It Might Be Time to Change the Way You Pray

If you had an open invitation from God to ask for absolutely anything at all,…

Making the Most of Any Relationship Status

Whatever your relationship status, relationships can be consuming. Those who lack one fixate on getting…

3 Prayers We Need to Stop Saying

Accidental habits are easy to form and hard to break. No one means to leave…

How God Protected Me During the Worst Storm of My Life

I once slept through a Category 5 hurricane. The year was 1992. I was a…

Does God Care About Who Wins Football Games?

Few would argue that prayer isn’t of vital importance for the people of God. But…

Is ‘the Sinner’s Prayer’ Even Biblical?

Sometimes when I hear people speak about sharing the Gospel and inviting others to pray…

This Plane Started Shaking So Badly That the Pilot Asked Passengers to Start Praying
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Some really scary video has emerged of an AirAsia X flight that was on its…

Lawmakers Prayed Together Before Last Night’s Congressional Baseball Game

The Congressional Baseball Game is typically a pretty lighthearted event where Democrat and Republican lawmakers…

What to Do When God Isn’t Answering Your Prayers

All of us have prayers that haven’t been answered yet—at least, not in the way…

Justice, Prayer and Outrage Fatigue

Let me guess: You’re feeling a little upset about the state of the world. Political…

You’re Overthinking Your Prayer Life

For much of my life, my prayers have been marked by anything but simplicity. Formulas,…

Pray for the Poor and Marginalized

Today we turn to a new page in American history and American Christianity. As we…

How to Pray for the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Over the last few months, the world has been watching tragic stories of refugees fleeing…

When You’re Too Busy to Connect With God

Busy. It’s a word many of us use most of the time—we’re too busy, so…

The Aftermath of Spiritual Breakthrough

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in the Dallas airport waiting for my flight,…

Confessions of a Bad Pray-er

Jessica Edgerton writes a column for RELEVANT about how she has tried to move from distracted prayer to a simple prayer than can change everything.

The Prayer I Meant to Pray

Zak Lantz writes about praying Your will be done instead of Could you please do it my way?

OMG, What Did You Say?

Marcus Hathcock explains what it really means to take the Lord’s name in vain.

Surrendering the Unknowns

Rachel Decker writes about how her understanding of surrendering the future to God has changed over the years.

God Doesn’t Meet Our Expectations

Elizabeth Giger shares how she came to accept that God would give her what she needed, not what she thought she deserved.

The Journey of Grief

Gabe Holloway shares the sorrows and hopes of his family in the wake of hearing a fatal diagnosis for their unborn daughter.

Finding Your Knees Again

Carl Garrigus writes a blog for RELEVANT about dealing with a cancer diagnosis and how this hard time has led him to seek God through prayer once again.

Praying for Christopher Hitchens Isn’t Enough

Karen Spears Zacharias writes an op-ed for RELEVANT looking at the movement to pray for famous atheist Christopher Hitchens—and how it can distract us from our everyday duties of prayer.

The Best Prayer Is a Helpless One

Scott Douglas writes a column for RELEVANT looking at how prayer might be best when it’s offered in a helpless state of being.

A Different Way to Pray

Russ Masterson writes a column for RELEVANT, challenging our notion of what a proper prayer is.