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Pray Them Home: Prayers for Prodigal Children

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I once was that prodigal child — lost, angry, and struggling to find my identity. Hardened on the outside, but deeply hurting within. The pain of my choices was not only destroying me, but creating heartache within our family and severing my relationships with the people who loved me most. By God’s grace, my parents did […]

Pray Big Things for Your Little Ones

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How do we pray for our children when our words seem to run dry? How do we faithfully lift them before the Lord with confidence that our prayers match hisdesires for them? When we’re not sure of how to pray, God’s word enables us to stand with him and lift our children before his throne with […]

The Sin That Will Stop God’s Ears From Hearing Your Prayers

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​I am moved by God’s emotion in Jeremiah 17—His words to describe His love for His people and the land He gave to them. How grieved He is over their sin and the judgment that He must pass upon them (of course, this is seen through all of scripture)! “O, My mountain in the field” […]

Don’t Trade Away God’s Help Today

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In the new year, you will make and keep lots of different appointments. We all have appointments in our lives that we would never miss. It could be the doctor. It could be for our hair. It could be with our best friends. It could be for business. It could be for a parent or […]

My Prayer for Next Year

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What dreams do you have for the new year? What do you wish would be different about you, your marriage, your family, your job, or your ministry? Some of us may have been thinking about this since late last January when our shiny new resolutions had already grown stale and started to mold. Why do […]

Big Prayers—Big Peace

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6–7, ESV). Throughout the day we need little arrow prayers—quick prayers in the car, […]

Criminal Charges Filed Against Anglican Priest for Praying Outside Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

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Father James Linton was arrested last month outside the San Bernardino Planned Parenthood for offering to pray with women entering the abortion facility. Police held him for six hours and later charged him with criminal trespass. If convicted, Father Linton could be sentenced to up to 90 days in jail and a $400 fine. When […]

Seven Ways to Pray on Election Day

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Our Father and God, We acknowledge that in this election you are, as it were, holding up a mirror to America. You are showing us who we are as a nation. We may not like what we see, but the two major party candidates represent us well. Lies, corruption, selfishness, unbridled ambition, shameless sexual immorality […]

Do You Pray Enough?

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Guilt is a terrible motivator for any behavior, except repentance. We cannot sustain ongoing spiritual disciplines, such as prayer, from a sense of guilt. That’s not what guilt is designed to achieve, and it’s why feeling bad over not praying enough will never turn us into men and women who “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). […]

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