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Category Archives: Prayer

International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Nov. 6 & 13, 2016

[See the Bible Gateway Blog post, International Day(s) of Prayer for the Persecuted Church] [See books in the Bible Gateway Store on the subject of Christian persecution] This year marks the 20th anniversary of the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (#IDOP), a time set apart to remember millions of Christians around the […]

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Students Pray at See You At The Pole

Students across America and around the world gathered before school hours this morning to publicly pray in the annual See You at the Pole™ (@SeeYouAtThePole) event (#wecryout, #syatp2016, #syatp and #seeyouatthepole). [See resources about Prayer in the Bible Gateway Store] The prayer initiative began as a grassroots movement in 1990 when a small group of […]

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A Prayer for Wisdom Amid Violence

Editor’s note: The last several weeks have witnessed many events of violence that are difficult to comprehend, and which confound efforts to respond wisely and biblically: the Orlando nightclub shooting, repeated acts of terror in the Middle East, and most recently, terrifying violence involving police in the United States. As you process your own reactions […]

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Visual Theology: An Interview with Tim Challies

We live in an image-based culture in which we increasingly rely upon visuals to help us understand new and difficult concepts. Infographics convey data, concepts, and ideas in fresh new ways. God used visuals to teach truth to his people. The tabernacle of the Old Testament was a visual representation of humanity’s distance from God […]

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Five Biblical Prayers for the National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States (#dayofprayer)—a day when people are encouraged to spend time in prayer and meditation. This year’s event is themed around Isaiah 58:1: “Shout aloud! Don’t hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet!” Are you planning to participate in any way? To mark today’s […]

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Praying with Authority: An Interview with John Eldredge

The Global Day of Prayer is May 15, 2016.Browse resources in the Prayer section in the Bible Gateway Store. Why does it seem as if some prayers work and others don’t? Are we doing something wrong? How do we keep from losing heart and giving up on the very tool God has given us to […]

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Prayers That Changed History: An Interview with Tricia Goyer

The Global Day of Prayer is May 15, 2016.Browse resources in the Prayer section in the Bible Gateway Store. We read stories of world-changing leaders in history books and hear about the amazing things they did. But one part of the story is often left out: the role of prayer in their lives and the […]

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The God Who Heals: An Interview with Mary J. Nelson

Have you stopped believing in the healing power of God? Do you read in the Bible about the healing miracles of Jesus and wonder if those stories are relevant today? What does it mean that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever? Bible Gateway interviewed Mary J. Nelson (@maryjnelson1) about her book, Jehovah-Rapha: The […]

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I Am N: An Interview with Cole Richards and Jason Peters

What is it like to live in danger every day because of your Christian faith? What can be learned from these faith-filled brothers and sisters around the world? How can we pray for persecuted Christians? How can we help them? And what do their remarkable stories teach us about a God whose light shines in […]

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Lord’s Prayer Ad Banned in UK Movie Theaters

Movie theaters in the United Kingdom have banned a 60-second video ad produced by the Church of England (@c_of_e) in which everyday people each recite a phrase from the Lord’s Prayer. The agency that handles advertisements for the theaters rejected the commercial, saying it could offend people of differing or no faith. The ad is […]

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