Podcast 10 – Hagars Lament (Gen 21.16)

Podcast 10 – Hagars Lament (Gen 21.16)

Have you ever cried while praying? Actually cried out loud? I don’t know of many who admit to it, but lot of people in scripture do so. Maybe it is a difference in cultures: people of Middle East (both ancient and modern), tend to be more demonstrative than do Westerners. In this study, we have our first encounter in the Bible with someone who cries as she prays to God.

Introduction to the Prayers in First Kings

Introduction to the Prayers in First Kings

First Kings is a book that can teach us about prayer in the good times, and prayer in difficult times. First and Second Kings are the third and fourth volumes of one continuous work, along with First and Second Samuel. The first two volumes relate Israel’s move from...

A Lament (Joshua 7.7–9)

“Ah, Lord GOD! Why have you brought this people across the Jordan at all, to hand us over to the Amorites so as to destroy us? Would that we had been content to settle beyond the Jordan! O Lord, what can I say, now that Israel has turned their backs to their enemies!...

A Lament at the End of the Story (Judg 21.3)

“O LORD, the God of Israel, why has it come to pass that today there should be one tribe lacking in Israel?” This is the last prayer that appears in the book of Judges. It is connected with the last three prayers, which were prayers that asked God for guidance during...

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