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Prayer (a 6-part study)

What Encouragement Does the Bible Offer Regarding Prayer?

What would you say to someone who said that they are unable to pray because they feel spiritually empty? Encouragement for the Discouraged to Pray Who said that prayer is only for the spiritually vibrant? Who said help is only for those who are trying and doing better...

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Should We Persist With Our Prayers?

Do you ever feel like quitting praying? Do you ever feel that prayer just doesn't work? Do you need to have your faith about the whole question of prayer renewed? If so, read on. Jesus told a parable about a widow and a reluctant judge to teach a lesson about...

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How Can We “Pray Without Ceasing”?

Paul's instruction to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17) may have raised a few questions among the saints in Thessalonica. Are we not allowed to sleep, to work and provide for our family, to spend time with our children or relax? Do we have to be praying...

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Why Do We Pray In Jesus’ Name?

We often conclude our prayers with the words, "in Jesus' name". Why do we do this? First, when teaching about prayer the Lord said: "You may ask me for anything in my name and I will do it" (John 14:14) and "I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you...

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Should We Pray For Conversions?

If we are convinced that (1) people are lost and (2) the gospel is the only way of salvation, then we must fervently pray for conversions. All of us have family and friends not numbered among the redeemed. We live in countries where much of the population does not...

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Should We Pray to Mary and the Saints?

It's a common practice for some to pray to Mary and the Saints. But is this a practice that has the approval of God? Is there a need for such a practice or does the Bible teach something quite contrary? The Bible is the word of God and, as such, is authoritative. It...

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