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The Power of Desperate Prayer

The Power of Desperate Prayer

After the dark period described in the Old Testament book of Judges, Israel’s desperate situation began to turn around with the prayer of a woman named Hannah. She had had enough and decided she could not take it any longer. Hannah was one of two wives married to a man named Elkanah. The other wife

Does Prayer Make a Difference?

Prayer can be easy during the good times, but it can be challenging during difficult times. Admitting this can be a difficult thing, but for many it is true. Philip Yancey tackles the subject of prayer, beginning with the question, “Does it make any difference?” He asks the questions that we ask, but digs deep

What Is the Purpose of Prayer?

“This happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” – John 9:3 The primary purpose of prayer is not to change circumstances; the primary purpose of prayer is to change us! But either way, the chief objective remains the same: to glorify God in any and every situation.  My friends John and

Pray Audacious Prayers

When Martin Luther’s coworker became ill, the reformer prayed boldly for healing. “I besought the Almighty with great vigor,” he wrote. “I attacked him with his own weapons, quoting from Scripture all the promises I could remember, that prayers should be granted, and said that he must grant my prayer, if I was henceforth to

10 Easy Steps to Praying with Your Child

Starting something new can be as difficult for parents as it is for children. Our busy lives often make creating a new discipline hard to imagine. But the richness of a daily prayer moment between you, your child, and God will create a new dimension, a peace in your life that helps to transcend all

What Is the Mercy Prayer?

What if the mercy prayer, “Lord, have mercy,” was not only the most prayed prayer in the Bible but in your life as well? Many Christians through the ages believed that this should be the case. We have so much to learn from Christians who are different than us. I grew up as a Southern

In Jesus' Name

Praying In Jesus’ Name

Praying His Name in Vain “In the name of Jesus.” These are the words that tell us when someone is about to finish praying. Or, are they more than that? While we all pray in the name of Jesus, it can be easy to neglect what that really says about our prayers. Praying in this

The Daniel Plan & My Rebel Yell Against Self

To tell you the truth, when I first agreed to do The Daniel Plan, I was really dreading the detox. I thought it would be like the extreme ones I’ve done before — you know, like only celery root and water chestnuts for ten days or, even worse, lemon juice and water for two weeks

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Pray for Children Using Scriptures

How to Pray for Children Using Scriptures This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. — 1 John 5:14 The Brothers Grimm tell the story of Sleeping Beauty, which opens with all of the fairies in the kingdom bringing baptismal gifts to

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