Small prayers
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Do you save prayer energy only for “big asks,” i.e., major crises? Do you hate to bother God with trivia? Is it appropriate to pray over basketball games and business deals? the health of a pet? a successful family gathering? If God were human like us, he would have little interest in or capacity for the smaller things in our lives. But he is God—unlimited mental ability, unlimited interest in our lives, unlimited resources, unlimited power, unlimited love for us.... Read More
Paul, a Prayer Hero
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Paul is a prayer hero of mine because he models for me constantly how a good spiritual leader shows appreciation for the people he is serving. If you read his epistles, you will see how often he praises the believers in those places and how he calls on God’s blessings on their lives. One such example would be the Christians in the Macedonian city of Philippi: “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for... Read More
Devoted to Prayer Together
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The apostle Peter was once sprung out of prison by an angel who infiltrated perimeter security, cut the chains right off Peter’s wrists, and led him out. Did he go home after that? No. Where, then, did he go? He immediately went to find his friends. They had been so worried about Peter that they were gathered together praying. Seeing him come through the doors was a stunning and direct answer to their group intercessions. God loves when you pray... Read More
God and my prayers
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One day a small boy tried to budge a heavy stone but couldn’t move it. His father, watching, finally said, “Are you using all your strength?” “Yes!” the boy cried. “No, you’re not,” his father answered. “You haven’t asked me to help.”  The Bible teaches a critically important life truth, one that many people don’t grasp. Here it is: God has resources to give his children, but he intentionally withholds them.      Q: Why?     A: Because he is waiting... Read More
Devoted to prayer together
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The apostle Peter was once sprung out of prison by an angel who infiltrated perimeter security, cut the chains right off Peter’s wrists, and led him out. Did he go home after that? No. Where, then, did he go? He immediately went to find his friends. They had been so worried about Peter that they were gathered together praying. Seeing him come through the doors was a stunning and direct answer to their group intercessions. God loves when you pray... Read More