Category Archives of : Prayers

Jesus Christ

The most basic part of Christianity is the belief in Jesus as the Son of God and Messiah (Christ). The title “Messiah” comes from the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (māšiáħ) meaning anointed one. The Greek translation Χριστός (Christos) is the source of the English word “Christ”. Joshua is English for the Hebrew word Yeshua. A depiction […]

Salvation

Protestantism teaches that eternal salvation is a gift that is given to a person by God’s grace. It is sometimes called “unmerited favor.” This would mean that Salvation is God bringing humans into a right relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ. It is the belief that one can be saved (rescued) from sin […]

5 Ways to Increase Your Spirituality

Do you consider yourself a religious person? Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? If you’re wondering if there’s a difference between the two, check out our previous post on the subject. If you’re not as spiritual a person as you would like to be, what can you do? Do you have to start attending church […]

South Carolina Church Meets for First Time Since Shootings

Last Wednesday, a white gunmen entered a historic black church in Charleston, South Caroline and opened fire, killing nine people. On Sunday, the Emanuel AME Church held its first worship services since the vicious attack. The suspected gunmen, identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof, was captured the following morning during a traffic stop in North Carolina. President […]

Religions, Incense and the Rise of Aromatherapy

Various world religions have been using incense as part of their religious ceremonies for centuries. In fact, religious use of incense goes back thousands of years. When people prayed or offered sacrifices to their gods, they would burn incense to make those prayers and offerings more effective or to invoke blessings. It looks like the […]

A Closer Look at Ramadan

This Thursday marks the beginning of Ramada on the Islamic Calendar. This calendar follows that lunar cycle that is different than the solar cycle. As such, the dates of Ramadan are not the same from year to year. Here’s a closer look at this Islamic observance: • Ramadan is not so much a single holiday […]

What Does It Mean To Be Spiritual?

How do you know if someone is religious or spiritual? What defines these two terms? First, let’s take a look at the word “religious.” Religious and religion are the same root word, and they both denote belonging to an institution. Religions are organizations created by and for groups of men and women. Knowing whether they […]

Did You Think to Pray?

How often do you pray? Most if not all religions include prayer as part of their prescribed methods of worship. In America, most people pray fro friends or family, or when they are in desperate need of help. However, do enough people offer prayers of thanksgiving? Many people who self identify as Christians say their […]

Some Prayer Facts for the National Day of Prayer

Yesterday was the National Day of Prayer. Each year on this day, the president makes a statement inviting Americans to supplicate on their own, in gatherings and in churches. It’s interesting that this fell on a Thursday and not a Sunday, when most people attend church and pray there. Perhaps that’s the point: People who feel […]

Are People More Risky When God’s on the Mind?

This may sound counterintuitive, but it appears that some daredevils may be more faithful, or more God-fearing at least, than other people. Recent research found in Psychological Science suggests that when people are reminded of GOd, they are more likely to take bigger risks in life. The reason? They have faith that God will watch […]