Posts with the category “prayer”

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Talk To God When Troubles Come
April 18th, 2024
Wouldn't it be helpful if you could receive advance notice of any upcoming trouble before it arrives? An alert or notification on the phone, an old-fashioned telegram, or smoke signals would work; any...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Pursue God's Peace
March 2nd, 2024
Are you mulling over a big decision, or do you have a deadline that requires a choice? Need help with people who drain your patience? Or, is adversity going on right now and you need answers and direc...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Pray Your Way Out Of A Pit
March 1st, 2024
Back in September of 2022, a construction worker in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was thankfully rescued by the local fire department after falling into a 10-foot ditch while on the job. The report says th...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Bringing God To Your Fight
December 3rd, 2023
Some older students bullied a 6th grader named Tommy at school. They took his lunch money, his basketball, and his headphones. Going to school became a real struggle for Tommy after that. At dinner on...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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You Have Direct Access To God
November 29th, 2023
A king of a powerful nation was in his throne room, holding a council with his top advisers, generals, nobles, and high ministers of state. Suddenly, there was a bang and a clatter at the throne room ...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Combine Prayer And Action
October 27th, 2023
A little town in Kansas was in the middle of a prolonged drought, as were the neighboring areas. Sensing their congregation and community's desperation for rain, church members asked the pastor to hol...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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For Yours Is The Kingdom And The Power And The Glory Forever. Amen
September 27th, 2023
While there is some debate on the placement of the last portion of the Lord's Prayer in the ancient manuscripts (Matthew 6:13b), "For Yours Is The Kingdom And The Power And The Glory Forever. Amen" is...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Deliver Us From The Evil One
September 26th, 2023
A reality of this life is that we will experience daily temptation.Even Jesus Himself was tempted. Hebrews 4:15 says, "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Lead Us Not Into Temptation
September 25th, 2023
If you have ever taken a young child to the supermarket, it can be challenging, to say the least, especially when you go down the candy aisle! Sometimes, kids throw temper tantrums because a particula...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Forgive Us Of Our Sins
September 24th, 2023
A reality of this life is that we will miss the mark of God's standards, which ultimately is called sin. Our sinful nature leads us to think and eventually act rebelliously toward God. Sometimes, we d...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
September 23rd, 2023
On the block here in Staten Island, where Crossroads Church is located, we have pizzerias, bagel stores, bakeries, smoothie shops, and various restaurants. Also, within a reasonable walking distance a...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done
September 22nd, 2023
There's an iconic song popularized by, "Old Blue Eyes," Frank Sinatra, that captures the human mind's bent. The title of the Song is "My Way," and the famous lyrics from the first verse say:‌"And now,...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Hallowed Be Thy Name
September 21st, 2023
A young boy received a little cross that could fit in his pocket from his grandfather. The boy was told every time he got scared or down to hold the cross and to pray for Jesus to strengthen him. He r...  Read More
by Pastor Ray
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Our Father Who Art In Heaven
September 20th, 2023
Praying can sometimes be discouraging if you do not see a breakthrough immediately, especially if that need is pressing. Remembering God's location is the key to not giving up on your prayer. See, God...  Read More
by Pastor Ray