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Pray for Revival

Pray for Revival

A broken spirit,
 A broken and a contrite heart — These, O God, You will not despise. — Psalm 51:17 God does not keep it a secret: if we want revival, we need to humble ourselves. We need to recognize our sinfulness and confess it to Him. We need to seek Him and obey Him in

Private Prayer Is Your Soul Alone with God

Jesus prayed. We are told that when He was baptized, as He was praying, the heavens opened and the Spirit came upon Him. The flow of the Spirit is closely connected to prayer, and Jesus immediately went into forty days of fasting and prayer. Jesus prayed when His life was crowded and draining. After He

Prayer, Not Despair

Editor’s note: It feels like our world needs prayer now more than ever – we’re constantly hearing of natural disasters, social unrest, and political division. Even when we pray, anxiety can take over our minds when we give into our stresses. If you could use some more calm, we invite you to download our FREE

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

If He Didn’t Forget, How Could We Pray?

If He Didn’t Forget, How Could We Pray? He Forgot I was thanking the Father today for His mercy. I began listing the sins He’d forgiven. One by one I thanked God for forgiving my stumbles and tumbles. My motives were pure and my heart was thankful, but my understanding of God was wrong. It

Jesus, I Need You… When I Feel Disappointment

This Mixed-up World Dear Jesus,
 I’m frustrated with this mixed-up world. Everything seems turned upside down. What You’ve declared to be evil and wrong is often considered to be right and good. There are even those who change Your Word so it fits what they want to do and who they want You to be.

Boundaries: Pray for Wisdom

The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. As the Twelve Step movement grows within the church, Christians in therapy and recovery voice a common confusion. Am I powerless over my behavior? If

Pray for Joy

The Bible says in Nehemiah 8:10, Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength! It doesn’t say exercise is your strength, or hard work is your strength, or winning the lottery is your strength. It doesn’t even say joy is your strength. It’s the joy that comes from the

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