Tag Archives: Revelation

Prayer When We Overcommit

  John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus … Continue reading

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Prayer for an Undying Love

“Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love” (Ephesians 6:23-24). This benediction, or prayer of blessing, ends the book … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Christ’s Return

Prayers in Revelation range from anthems of adoration for God to passionate pleas for justice. In the midst of a story-line that seems chaotic at times, the prayers reveal a God who saves and secures those who persevere. The prayers … Continue reading

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Praying to a Holy God in an Intolerant World

God’s characteristics or attributes include holiness, righteousness, and truth. Many cannot get past the self-righteousness of Christians they know in order to learn about truth and God’s holiness. Their friends’ attitudes or behavior block their vision of what God is. … Continue reading

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Martyrs Call For Fire

Martyrs sacrifice their lives for their beliefs. They die rather than compromise their integrity and convictions. They testify to their faith by refusing to surrender it. The word “martyr” itself comes from a Greek word meaning to testify or be … Continue reading

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Worthy of Praise

The prayers of Revelation have inspired hymns and praise songs. In my last blog, I quoted the hymn “Worthy art Thou” by Tillit S. Teddlie. The prayers and praise songs of Revelation chapter 5 inspired the words of that hymn. … Continue reading

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The Prayer that Sets the Stage for Revelation’s Calls for Fire

One passage of prayer introduces the prayers of Revelation. In its earliest paragraphs, its author addresses a prayer to Christ the liberator: “To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Book of Revelation

The words “apocalypse” and “apocalyptic” often are used to describe horrors of war. A movie about the Vietnamese Conflict, Apocalyse Now, displayed riveting scenes of destruction to villages, jungles, and Soldiers. In the case of the Soldiers and the villagers, … Continue reading

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