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What Does the Bible Actually Say about Prayer?

What Does the Bible Actually Say about Prayer?

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. — Martin Luther Out of curiosity, I decided to Google the word prayer. I couldn’t believe the response — a smorgasbord offered in the name of communion with almighty God. One website detailed a free mini course that would

Why I Stopped Saying ‘I Will Pray For You’

I’ve come to the place where I have had to stop telling people, “I’ll pray for you.” I simply know that despite my good intentions — and these promises are almost always spoken with good intent — I know that nine times out of ten I just don’t remember to follow through. Not until maybe

Three Powerful Prayers from Historical Figures

Editor’s note: It’s been said that prayer is the world’s greatest wireless connection. A freely accessible conversation with God? What an act of mercy on His part. Humanity has been utilizing this gift for ages, so there must be a common thread here… something that keeps us coming back to our Creator. Do you ever

10 White Flag Prayers for a Surrendered Life

Editor’s Note: Surrender. Should we sit here and try to unpack that word together? We’d be here for a while, wouldn’t we? To cut to the chase, Merriam Webster defines “Surrender” this way, “to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another”. Though the Bible doesn’t give us a word for

Blessing and Releasing Your Adult Child

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” —Numbers 6:24-26 One of the best things about being a parent is getting to watch your child grow up. That’s also one of the

Crazy Faith

“This woman is driving me crazy.” Luke 18:5 NLT I love the parable of the persistent widow. I don’t mean any disrespect, but I think persistent is a nice word for crazy. This woman is crazy, but when the cause is a righteous one, it’s a holy crazy! We aren’t told what injustice took place,

Please, God

Maybe your dad was always there for you. Maybe he took you school-supply shopping, hugged you when you cried, and told that ex of yours that he or she messed with the wrong kid. Or maybe your dad was deeply flawed. Maybe, through his words and actions or his silence and neglect, you learned that

Prayer in Community: Kingdom Power Multiplied

Editor’s Note: Matthew 3:2 says, “The Kingdom of God has come near”, meaning it’s closer than we think, but we must choose to see it. Some of the best representations of the Kingdom are when differing cultures, nations, skin colors, occupations, walks of life, etc. come together in the most unlikely of circumstances. Our God

3 Prayers You’ll Want To Keep in Your Pocket This School Year

A Prayer of Protection  We may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” —Hebrews 13:6 Almighty God, You are powerful. You possess all authority over Heaven and earth. This world can be a scary place. Even our schools don’t seem safe from those who do

Why Are You Even Here?

Group Time Leader read Kat’s message to group: It’s no accident that your attention is here for the moment. Cast aside those nagging fears that you won’t give this study the time it deserves, and you should just quit while you’re ahead. Reject the notion that this can wait. Because now is always the right

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