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Category Archives: Prayer

Quiz: Can You Identify These Bible Prayers?

   ■   The high priest Eli, seeing Hannah praying, initially rebuked her. Why?    ■   Psalm 51 is a heartfelt prayer by David. What’s the theme of the prayer?    ■   While praying for deliverance from an invading army, Hezekiah displayed what item to God? How well do you know prayers in the Bible? The following 10-question quiz […]

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How to Observe USA’s National Day of Prayer

How can a prayer-filled life empower you to bring about the kingdom of God in your community, your church, and your home? This year’s National Day of Prayer in America is based upon Ephesians 4:3, which challenges us to mobilize unified prayer to “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond […]

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Join the Prayer That Changed a Nation with “The Daniel Prayer” Free Email Devotional by Anne Graham Lotz

Despite what the world believes, prayer does cause radical change. Prayer can transform a person, a community, even a nation. Even though most Christians believe this wholeheartedly, it’s still sometimes difficult to put the Bible’s constant reminders to pray without ceasing into practice. And when we do, do we sometimes wonder if our prayers are […]

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Be Bold in Prayer: An Interview with Susie Larson

What is the secret to powerful prayer? What does it mean to pray humbly and boldly? Why is prayer important? Bible Gateway interviewed Susie Larson (@SusieLarson) about her book, Your Powerful Prayers: Reaching the Heart of God with a Bold and Humble Faith (Bethany House, 2016). What is bold prayer? Susie Larson: Bold prayer, I […]

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The Lord’s Prayer is Revolutionary: An Interview with R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Through the centuries the Lord’s Prayer has been domesticated and tamed, turned into a safe series of comforting words and made familiar by repetition. But when truly considered, the Lord’s Prayer is meant to turn the world upside down, toppling every earthly power and announcing God’s reign over all things, in heaven and on earth. […]

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Confidence in Difficulty: Mercy to Carry My Cross

By Julia Attaway “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” —Luke 9:23 (NIV) Our daughter Maggie was being admitted to a psychiatric hospital. It wasn’t a surprise. Her mood hadn’t budged past “I’d rather not be alive” for months, and now she was flying […]

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Four Things to Remember When Praying for Your Prodigal

By Jodie Berndt “Mike, I want William to come home,” Lauren said softly. “I think he should,” Mike agreed, “but we can’t make him do anything. He’s literally living the life of the prodigal son—he got us to give him some money, and then he went away to a distant city and squandered it all […]

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In Time for Thanksgiving and Christmas: A Special Note from Mel Lawrenz

I always want to make the most of times like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas, and I’m sure you do also. Here are two opportunities… A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day is something you can use personally, at your dinner table on Thanksgiving Day, or in your church if you are a pastor. This is the first […]

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Bible Verses for the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Nov. 5 & 12, 2017

[See the Bible Gateway Blog post, Standing Strong Through the Storm: Stories from the Persecuted Church] [See the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Staggering Picture of Christian Persecution: An Interview with Johnnie Moore] [See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution] The International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church […]

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The Night the Devil Visited My Duplex

By Carlos Whittaker When I was 21, I was in one of the darkest seasons of my life. I was in my fifth year at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and I was a mess. I was a lost soul looking for any sort of validation. But I wasn’t necessarily looking to fix myself. I […]

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