Together in Prayer

Vertical Prayer with Horizontal Impact

Correctly Handling the Word of Truth (pt. 2)

Besides taking verses of Scripture out of their immediate context, we also sometimes take passages out of the wider context of Scripture and misinterpret God’s intent in a given situation.  We’re especially vulnerable to this tendency when we’re in the midst of a trial. We tend to look for a Scripture that shows God intervening […]

Correctly Handling the Word of Truth (pt. 1)

As we look to Scripture to teach us how to respond and how to pray in crisis, we must be aware of two common pitfalls. The first of these is taking Scripture out of context – whether out of its immediate context or out of the context of the Bible as a whole. A common […]

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Why doesn’t God answer prayer immediately?  Why does he seem at times to hold back, to keep us in difficult circumstances when he could bring healing, relief, finances, reconciliation, and more – all with just a word? There is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to this question.  First and foremost, we must acknowledge and agree with God […]

Does God See? Does He Hear?

Crisis situations often make us wonder if God sees our suffering or hears our cries.  God can seem distant and unconcerned with our troubles.  But Scripture shows us over and over that nothing could be further from the truth. Joseph must have wondered if God cared about his ordeals as he was carried off into […]

What is Vertical Prayer?

Vertical prayer is prayer that is focused on God, on his glory, and on his kingdom. Vertical prayer aligns with Paul’s instructions in Colossians 3:1-2: Vertical prayer recognizes God’s sovereignty and at the same time bows to his will. It’s based on faith, hope, and a deep reliance on God’s love. Vertical prayer pleads for […]