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Easter V – John 16:23b-30

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit If only prayer was as easy as this: you walk up to the front door of the church building, peck on the door, and wait for Jesus to answer. When He answers, you ask Him everything you want. He […]

Stoeckhardt on Easter V – John 16:23b-30

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

We often have shallow, erroneous thoughts about prayer and answer to prayer. On the whole, we think that answer to prayer follows upon prayer itself. In individual cases, however, when we pray for definite things, we feel we must leave it up to God as to whether he will honor such requests or not. this […]

Praying is Harder than Ministering

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Although the ministry is also hard and entails much trouble and worry, it nonetheless has the advantage that despite my own unfitness and unworthiness to preach it gives me the courage to take the Book in hand and, on God’s behalf, to tell my neighbor: “Dear friend, here it is written; you are hearing God’s […]