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Category Archives: Prayer

Dare to Pray These Dangerous Prayers: An Interview with Craig Groeschel

Do you ever wonder, “Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?” Do you wish you could see the evidence that prayer changes lives? Are you tired of playing it safe with your faith? Does prayer really move the heart of God? What does it mean to pray boldly and powerfully? What are dangerous prayers? In this […]

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So You Want to Be Useful to God…

By Craig Groeschel Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. —John 12:24 At the ripe old age of 27, I felt called by God to start a new church. My wife, Amy, […]

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Returning Our Minds to God

By Mike Donehey Pray continually…this is God’s will for you. —1 Thessalonians 5:17–18 (NIV) I was always terrible at praying. For years, no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t do it. I’d lock myself in my closet, but instead of savoring God’s goodness, I would end up reorganizing. I tried waking up with […]

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How to Live the Bible — Bold Prayer

This is the eighty-second lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. See Mel Lawrenz’s new book, […]

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Pray for the Persecuted Church

[See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution] Around the world, Christians will observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (#IDOP) on November 3 & 10, 2019. The term “persecuted Christians” refers to any person who is harassed or attacked simply because they identify as being a […]

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Hallowed Be God’s Name

By Justin McRoberts This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into […]

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8 Bible Blessings for Your Mother

Among the Ten Commandments is the directive to “honor your father and your mother.” [Browse the Gifts for Mothers section in the Bible Gateway Store.] The following are blessings from the Bible you can pray on Mother’s Day (and all year) to show the great esteem with which you hold your mother.

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5 Compelling Prayers in the Bible

In his book Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? (Zondervan, 2010), bestselling author Philip Yancey says, “We pray because we want to thank someone or something for the beauties and glories of life, and also because we feel small and helpless and sometimes afraid. We pray for forgiveness, for strength, for contact with the One […]

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Prayer: The Antidote to What Ails Your Marriage

By Joel and Nina Schmidgall “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:19-20) A ring has been the symbol […]

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Persecution of Christians is Increasing Worldwide

Christians remain one of the most persecuted religious groups in the world, experiencing imprisonment, loss of home and assets, rape, torture, beheadings, and other forms of murder because of their identification with Jesus Christ. Across the 50 countries on the 2019 Open Doors World Watch List (@OpenDoors) (#2019WWL), more than 245 million Christians now experience […]

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