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Confident World-Changing Prayer

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Prayers that Get to Heaven There are many prayers that only make it as far as the ceiling; they don’t make it to heaven and so they have no effect on the world. But in Ephesians 1, the Apostle Paul is absolutely confident that his prayers are not like that. He believes that his prayers are heard in heaven and he expects the world to be changed as his prayers are answered. So what gives him that confidence? Paul’s confidence in prayer is grounded on the truths about Jesus in Ephesians 1: 19–23, since Jesus has ascended to heaven, your. . .
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Don’t Be a Careless Pray-er

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“Will you pray for me?” or its slightly more urgent cousin “Please pray!” are phrases that should flow freely throughout a church family. It is a high privilege of God’s sons and daughters to bear one another’s burdens and remember each other in our prayers. But what happens after a prayer request is born? All too often, we are very bad mothers to these nursing children, leaving them to fend for themselves for long stretches or even forgetting them altogether until we see the person we’ve promised to pray for, or when we encounter a faithful prayer request babysitter who. . .
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Prayer is a Bloody Business

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Present Day Persecution I saw it the other day for the first time. I didn’t go looking for it. I don’t revel in bloody gore. A notification babinked on my screen and I clicked. It was a message from a friend who labors every day in the field of souls. He preaches the light of Christ in a nation darkened by the deep shadow of Islam. His life is lived in the context of tilling largely unworked and considerably rocky soil. He has few to help him, and makes slow progress in building the Church, but he stays, and works,. . .
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Ask and it Will Be Given to You — A Wish List

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Gift Giving: Ask and it Will Be Given to You

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to. . .
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How to Pray Without Ceasing

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Man learning how to pray without ceasing

To Pray Without Ceasing Unifies the Christian Life Praying without ceasing is like an ocean where all our devotionals, Bible study and quiet times, like rivers, empty into its vastness and are lost by becoming part of the greater whole. The pursuit of holiness, knowing God and our utmost for His highest come to a consummation and remain a continuance as we commune with God morning and evening. Enoch walked with God. In doing so, he at once rejoiced in the Lord, always while also taking every thought captive, fighting the good fight, meditating day and night, and exercising himself. . .
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The Lord’s Prayer — Praying to Our Father

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The Lord's Prayer — Praying to Our Father

Praying the Lord’s Prayer In many churches, the one I am a member of included, the congregation will pray together in unison at various times during the divine service. This means, of course, that the prayers must be either memorized or written out otherwise there would be chaos instead of order, individualism instead of unity. Christian churches that do not engage in such liturgical practices will often sight one primary reason why they refrain — they are concerned such prayers will become rote. While I firmly disagree that “form” prayers will inevitably become mechanical repetition, I have to admit it. . .
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