The Leper’s Prayer

When we study the prayers of the Bible, we learn how to pray (and sometimes how not to pray). The case of the leper who came to Jesus is especially instructive: When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, […]

Prayer from the Belly of a Fish

Jonah was the hesitant prophet. He had a hard time wanting the Ninevites to be saved. The Ninevites were Assyrians, and Jonah doubtless knew that God’s prophets had foretold that the Assyrians would take Israel captive (see Isaiah 7:17; Hosea 9:3; 10:6,7; 11:5; cf. Nahum 3:1-4). Jonah had no interest in the Ninevites repenting and […]

- 2017