Partners in the Gospel | Philippians 1:3-5

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.  Philippians 1:3–5 (ESV)   Paul’s letter to the church of Philippi is quite unique from most of his …

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Praying | Matthew 6:5-15

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:7-8) Pray then like this: “Our …

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Secrets of Successful Prayer

On Sunday, Paul Priest preached a great sermon on following verses from James: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of …

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Power Through Prayer

  Would you call yourself a prayerful Christian? How much of your time do you give to prayer daily? Do you enjoy praying? Questions like these can be difficult to answer because honest answers might prove to be painful as we quietly hope that no one is really supposed to enjoy praying. The reality is that prayer …

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For Forgiveness

And forgive us our debts,  as we also have forgiven our debtors.  Matthew 6:12 This is simultaneously the most hopeful and heavy piece of the Lord’s Prayer. It is hopeful because Jesus is encouraging us to come to the Father to ask for forgiveness. The heaviness comes next, “as we also have forgiven our debtors.” …

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For Provision

Give us this day our daily bread, Matthew 6:11  After praying for God’s name to be holy, for His kingdom to come, and for His will to be done, Jesus now leads us into praying for our needs. It is important that our needs come after praying for God’s work because it gives us the proper …

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Pray Like This

Pray then like this: Matthew 6:9a How staggeringly wonderful that Jesus would present us with such a succinct and powerful model of prayer! Of course, the Lord’s Prayer is that model. Christ effectively delivered it to us as a guideline, a standard and parameter for how praying ought to look for His followers. This importance is …

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