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Category Archives: Prayer

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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Meeting with God in the Airport

By Sara Hagerty “Why this waste?” — Matthew 26:8 I’d been in a suit and heels since 5:00 a.m., and after a full morning, I was at the airport for an early afternoon flight home—home to a husband, but no children. It was a couple of years after my season at the boutique on North […]

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40 Days Through the Prayers of Jesus: An Interview with Tim Cameron

Why did Jesus spend time praying? What are the lessons that Jesus’ prayer life teaches us? How should we pray in order to know God intimately? Bible Gateway interviewed Tim Cameron (@timcameron8245) about his book, 40 Days Through the Prayers of Jesus: A Journey to Pray More Like Christ (Charisma House, 2017). What’s the purpose […]

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How Well Do You Know These Bible Prayers? Test Your Bible Trivia With Our Prayer Quiz

How well do you know the prayers of the Bible? Test your Bible trivia knowledge in our new quiz about the famous (and a few not-so-famous) biblical prayers! Reading about the great prayers of the Bible—some of which changed the course of history in major ways—it’s natural to wonder why our prayers lives today can […]

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‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Global Prayer Event

What began as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to the Church of England in 2016 has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. [Browse resources about prayer in the Bible Gateway Store] Between May 25 — June 4, 2017, the campaign Thy Kingdom Come (@thykingdom_come) is calling communities and […]

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Never Give Up Praying

by Lee Strobel [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Investigating Faith with Lee Strobel: Find Answers to Tough Questions About the Bible] Baptism services were always my favorite weekends at Willow Creek Community Church, where I served as a teaching pastor for several years. I reveled in seeing so many people publicly proclaim their faith […]

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