Host:Dr. James Dobson
Guest:U.S. Senate Chaplain Rev. Barry Black
Does it seem like your prayers are bouncing off the ceiling? United States Senate Chaplain Barry Black, author of Make Your Voice Heard in Heaven: How to Pray with Power, explains to Dr. James Dobson that believers must pray with purity. Isaiah 59 warns that "Your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear." Chaplain Black counsels us to repent of our sins before God. Only then, as Hebrews 4 declares, can we draw near to the throne of grace with confidence.
U.S. Senate Chaplain Rev. Barry Black
The Rev. Barry Black was born in 1948 and is the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. He began serving as Senate Chaplain on June 27, 2003, becoming the first black and first Seventh-day Adventist to hold office. Black served for over 27 years in the U.S. Navy Chaplains Corp, rising to the ranks of rear admiral, and ended his career as the Chief of Chaplains for the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Navy in 2003. Black is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He is one of eight children. Chaplain Black is married to Brenda, and together they have three sons, Barry II, Brendan, and Bradford.