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Living Faithfully Under a Non-Believing State (Ezra 6.12)

Just as God used King Cyrus of Persia to further his plans for the Jews, and Cyrus offered a prayer to him, King Darius of Persia did the same, many years later. What do these prayers by unbelievers teach us about prayer and the work of God? How should a believer live under a State that does not share that faith?

Podcast 6 – Prayer and the Name of God (Gen 4.26)

The first mention of prayer in the Bible is in Genesis 4.6, as people "…began to invoke the name of the LORD." The name used here for "Lord" is packed with meaning, and offers a lot for us to think about in our own prayers. Resources Context: Genesis 4.1-26...

Announcing Podcasts for Praying Through the Bible

Announcing podcasts based on the books, Praying Through the Bible. Listen to the directly on the website as they become available, subscribe on iTunes or in the Podcasts app on iOS devices. Coming soon to Spotify and other platforms.

Podcast 2 – Studying the Prayers of the Bible

In this episode, Dr. McDowell discusses the difficulties in studying the Bible, a collection of ancient documents. He suggests a common 3-part method which places a passage in its original context, explores langauge and culture, and critique our own viewpoints as we...

Prayer and the Surprising Acts of God (Ezra 1.3)

The book of Ezra opens with a proclamation from the King of Persia, Cyrus. The first words of the book tell us that it was Cyrus’ first year as king, and that God caused Cyrus to issue this proclamation throughout the land. The proclamation says that any Jews who are still alive in his lands may now go to Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple. More surprisingly, Cyrus prays that God will be with the Jews. What can we learn from this prayer of a pagan King?

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