Tagged: Prayer

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Different Ways to Pray (4)

When we try to spend an extended period of time in prayer, our minds tend to wander (Oooh, I wonder who won the finals…shucks, I’m kinda hungry…I have a test to study for…). When that happens, is God upset with...

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Different Ways to Pray (3)

Find a prayer style that works for you. In Scripture people pray as they stand, kneel, lie on the ground, sit, stretch out their hands, lift their faces toward the sky, or bow them toward the earth. Just find the...

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Different Ways to Pray (2)

Hezekiah, King of Israel, received a threatening letter from a much more powerful king – the King of Assyria. The Assyrian potentate demanded unconditional surrender, and told Hezekiah not to trust in God. The letter was graphic, warning that resistance...

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Different Ways to Pray (1)

Someone who’s better at prayer than you are is already at work on your behalf. ‘God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in...

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Take It to the Lord

When Jesus encountered a blind man, His disciples immediately began to discuss the reason for the man’s condition. They asked Jesus, ‘Was this man’s blindness the result of his own sins, or the sins of his parents?’ Jesus answered, ‘[He...

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Turn around!

King Solomon had finally finished building the temple. The work of 70,000 laborers, 80,000 stone cutters, and 3600 foremen – finished. Pure gold covered parts of the interior. Precious stones sparkled. Only the presence of God was missing. So Solomon...

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Make Prayer Top Priority (3)

If someone threatened your home or community, wouldn’t you defend them? They are under attack, but the enemy’s invisible. Paul says the lion’s share of responsibility for stopping these attacks belongs to Christian men. ‘I want men everywhere to…[pray]’ (1...

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Make Prayer Top Priority (2)

In training Timothy for the ministry, Paul wanted him to understand how the church works. So he began with the important stuff, like prayer. In essence, Paul was saying, ‘Before you do anything else, pray. Before you teach anything else,...

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Make Prayer Top Priority (1)

Prayer is the foundation of your individual Christian life, and also to the life and ministry of your church. Like a foundation that secures a building, prayer gives you something trustworthy on which to rest. No wonder Satan works overtime to...

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How to Accomplish Great Things (2)

Pray for favor with the right people. When you study the lives of successful people, you’ll find they had… vision, patience, determination, character, and talent. And you’ll also find one more thing at work—favor. There are some closed doors that...