Tag Archives: pray

Prayer Closet

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. Matthew 6:6 These words of Jesus have encouraged the tradition of a quiet time, the idea of a dedicated space, and even a recent movie. The prayer closet of the Bible was likely not…
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How Not To Pray

This, then, is how you should pray, … Matthew 6:9 Many of us have memorized the Lord’s Prayer, the model that Jesus gives His disciples to emulate. But how many of us know the words that precede it? While usually overlooked, I was struck by their practical instruction. And when you pray, you must not…
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Four Thoughts for Trips, Travel and Vacation – part 1

Suppose I had wings like the dawning day and flew across the ocean. Even then your powerful arm would guide and protect me. Psalm 139:9-10 Many of us will be engaged in travel of some kind over the summer. Here are some thoughts for the road (or air!). Pray For Protection Acknowledging God’s sovereignty and…
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To Wrestle with God

Jacob, alone in the wilderness and facing a crisis, has a wrestling match. He lasts through the night, refusing to let go, and demands a blessing. The Lord gives him that blessing but leaves him with a humbling reminder of their interaction, a limp. This Jacob becomes Israel, which means to struggle or wrestle with…
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