Tagged: Prayer

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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...

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How to pray for other people

Paul prayed for 3 things to be given to those he loved. So when you’re not sure how to pray for other people, what better example than this one where he asks God to give Timothy: (1) Grace: Peter says,...

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Getting back up!

When you’re down in the dumps your energy is drained, your friendships turn sour, your enthusiasm runs dry, you’re blinded to your blessings, you can’t bear thinking about future plans and your desire to pursue God is gone. So is...

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Prayer Gives You Access to God

Dr. James Kennedy said: ‘I read an interesting book by an unbeliever who attempted to “do in” the Christian faith. Despite his lack of belief, I found insightful something he said regarding prayer. He called it “the most incredible conceit...

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Pray Every Day

The famous evangelist R.A. Torrey said two of the greatest secrets to effective prayer lay in: 1) Studying the Word of God and finding His will as revealed in the promises. 2) Taking these promises and spreading them out before...

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Start Praying!

Are you close enough to God to hear His warnings when danger approaches? Noah was, and he saved his family. Are you close enough to your family for them to have confidence in what God has spoken to you? You...

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How to Pray

Jesus said: ‘When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what...

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No Substitute!

When we’re stressed – and who isn’t nowadays? – often our first inclination is to consult the latest ‘how to’ book or youtube tutorial, or seek out the camaraderie of friends. Reimar Schultze observes: ‘At best we get a splash...

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Seeking God’s Face in Prayer (2)

When you study the life of Christ you realize that for Him prayer wasn’t an energy drainer, but an energy giver. And it can be the same for you when you come to see God’s face shining upon you as...

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Seeking God’s Face in Prayer (1)

We get a remarkable picture of what can happen in prayer when we watch a parent and a little child. Imagine a one-year-old who looks at you and holds his gaze. You’re charmed. He looks shyly at first, tilting his...