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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (4)

Your prayer style should be consistent with the way God designed you. Yes, you can learn from people who are more experienced in prayer than you are, but you need to be careful not to make them your standard, or...

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (3)

God is far too creative to insist that every person interact with Him in exactly the same way. He designed each of us differently. There are prayer principles that apply to all of us, but God leads each of us...

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (2)

One of the dangers of being involved in God’s work is that you can go for weeks, or even months without praying. In a survey of a thousand pastors, half acknowledged that they often went for long periods without taking...

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (1)

In his book, With Christ in the School of Prayer, Andrew Murray writes: “None can teach like Jesus…therefore we call on Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’ A pupil needs a teacher who knows his work, who has the gift...

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Prayer is more than just words

Jesus said ‘”…when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you”‘ (Matthew 6:6 NASB). Just think...

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Have you prayed about it?

Can you imagine walking into a restaurant and asking if your order is ready? ‘When did you call it in?’ the waiter asks. ‘Oh, I didn’t,’ you reply. ‘I just thought perhaps you might have something with my name on...

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The power of intercessory prayer

Sometimes God moves sovereignly, giving you neither notice nor explanation. Other times He moves only in answer to prayer. The prayers of Rees Howells, ‘the Welsh intercessor’, were so powerful that they’re credited with thwarting the Nazis and influencing certain...

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A Prayer for Integrity

If you’d told David that a day was coming when he’d commit adultery with Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba, and then have him murdered to cover it up, he’d probably have said, ‘No way!’ Nevertheless it happened. Forgiven, restored, and looking back...

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Groaning in Prayer

We usually think of groaning as something negative. But groaning in prayer is one of the most positive things we can do: ‘The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but...

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Bring your red umbrella

When a severe drought hit a small farming community, a local church called a prayer meeting and everybody showed up. Crisis has a way of getting our attention! As the pastor stood before his packed church he noticed an 11-year-old...