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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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International Day(s) of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

…all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted… 2 Timothy 3:12 (ESV) According to Open Doors USA, Christian persecution is any hostility experienced from the world as a result of one’s identification as a Christian. From verbal harassment to hostile feelings, attitudes and actions, Christians in areas with severe […]

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Praying the Bible: An Interview with Donald Whitney

Since prayer is talking with God—the only Person in the universe worthy of being called awesome—why don’t people pray more? Why don’t the people of God enjoy prayer more? When you’ve said the same old words about the same old things about a thousand times, how do you feel about saying them again? Could the […]

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A Year of Living Prayerfully: An Interview with Jared Brock

How far would you go to learn to pray better? While filming a documentary about sex trafficking, a producer and his wife felt a deep need for more powerful prayer in their personal lives. With the intent of learning more about prayer, the couple traveled the globe, exploring the great Judeo-Christian prayer traditions: in mountains […]

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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 1 Kings 8:28: …give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your […]

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What to Say Before Amen: An Interview with Max Lucado

Bestselling author Max Lucado (@Max Lucado) is a friend of Bible Gateway. We publish his weekly email devotionals An Encouraging Word from Max Lucado and his five-day short-run devotional On the Road to Calvary (click to sign up for them), as well as his Christmas email devotional Five Days of Hope. [Click to see all […]

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Does God Ever Refuse to Answer Our Prayers?

Most of us believe that when we “cry out” to God—that is, appeal to Him through prayer—He always hears those prayers. “Ask,” we read in Matthew 7:7, “and it will be given to you.” But what about Bible passages that suggest that sometimes God doesn’t listen to our prayers? Consider Psalm 66, in which the […]

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Five Biblical Prayers for the National Day of Prayer

Today is National Day of Prayer in the U.S. Every day is a good day to pray, of course; but today is your chance to pray alongside millions of Christians around the country. The National Day of Prayer Task Force is encouraging people to recite this prayer, written by Anne Graham Lotz, at noon today. […]

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