Prayer Category

There’s Only One Resolution You Need To Make

That time of year is upon us again, the time when we get all sentimental about the year that was and all hopeful about the one that will be. We’re a little older (definitely), a little wiser (maybe), a little fatter (probably), and a little bit more resilient (hopefully). And, for many of us, it’s […]

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Short Prayers Are Awesome Too

In his excellent daily devotional Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon turns to the story of Jesus walking on water, on his entry dated for January 14th. The story, recorded in Matthew 14:22-33, tells of the 12 disciples crossing the sea in a boat, when they hit a violent windstorm. Jesus comes to them, walking on the water, and […]

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Praying Scripture

Every Christian experiences their prayer life going dull at one point or another. It simply is not an easy thing to do an activity on a daily basis without falling into bad habits. In particular, many Christians find themselves repeating the same things over and over when they pray. Usually without even realizing or intending […]

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Why God Won’t Answer Your Prayers

All Christians struggle at one point or another with feeling like their prayer life is ineffective. I certainly know I have! There are seasons when it feels like my prayers are bouncing off the ceiling and going nowhere, or that they are simply falling on deaf ears. The Bible has a lot to say about […]

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Come Clean!

Psalm 32 is all about the freedom that comes from confessing sin. I’m sure that many of us have, at one time or another, been overwhelmed by our own sinfulness. We feel a deep sense of shame for the things we’ve done and think that God must be disappointed in us. However, this shame and disappointment […]

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A Simple Formula for Living the Christian Life

Every believer wants to be faithful to God, yet we all know this is no easy task. How can we break down the Christian life in a simple, understandable way? Granted, life is not usually simple. It is normally complex. But I think that as we consider how we can live out our faith day […]

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When Jesus Prays For You

I’m not sure if it’s right or wrong, but I find it to be comforting when someone I perceive to be spiritually stronger than I am prays for me. I suppose that subconsciously it feels like God is more likely to answer that prayer because of their impressive faith. That may or may not be the […]

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Why We Don’t Pray Enough

Prayer is one of those things that every Christian knows is essential, yet almost every Christian would admit that they don’t prioritize it like they should. I’ve hardly met a believer who thinks that they pray enough. We know it is important, yet prayer inevitably tends to take a back seat to other (usually less urgent) […]

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Teaching Teens to Pray

Disclaimer – I write “Leadership Moments” for the volunteers at my church who work in the youth ministry. Each Leadership Moment is meant to equip the everyday youth worker with the knowledge and skills they need to help teens as best as they can. Because these articles are for people I know personally and meant […]

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When God Feels Distant

Let me give you a little inside information about God. He likes to watch….He’s an absentee landlord!  – John Milton (The Devil’s Advocate) Many people feel as if God is an “absentee landlord”. That is, they believe that he exists, and that he created the universe, but also that he is off in the far […]

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