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Prayer and Reflection

Deepen your prayer life with resources on how and what to pray during uncertain times.

  • Pray with Biola
    A page dedicated to provide recent prayer requests and thanksgiving reports to pray and give thanks with Biola.

  • Past Community Prayer
    A compilation of past community prayers from March–June 2020.

  • Finding Blessings in Trials
    How you can practice gratitude.

  • A Guide for Home Retreat
    A three-part guide on how to create a mini-home retreat during a time of quarantine, including how to design a time, what to expect, reflection questions and a section on Lectio Divina.

  • Prayers of Intention
    An excerpt from forthcoming book Where Prayer Becomes Real: How Honesty with God Transforms the Soul, by professors John Coe and Kyle Strobel.

  • Bookend Prayers
    How to See God With Us in These Turbulent Times, a simple way to pray at the beginning and end of your day.

  • A Prayer Guide for the Church During COVID-19
    How can the church pray as a body of believers? Read for specific things we can pray for during this time.

  • One Way to Pray About the Coronavirus Crisis
    Kenneth Berding, professor of New Testament, says many are praying in various ways but asks how many of us are repenting of our sins and crying to God for mercy?

  • A List of Psalms to Memorize
    A list of 23 psalms you can start memorizing today, including Psalm 23!

  • Dear Church, It is Not Business as Usual
    This is a season to repent, fast and pray. is the Church responding with urgency to God's call to pray?

  • When It’s Not Safer at Home
    During this global crisis, there has been a 20% increase in domestic abuse globally. Here are ways you can pray for those who are vulnerable to abuse and human trafficking and for workers engaged in the protection of children and families.