Prayer Category

Two Types of Prayer

Prayer is the most essential ingredient of the Christian life. I hear it said all the time: Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship. If that is true, then prayer is the foundation for that relationship. Communication is what makes a relationship real and living. Without talking, a relationship does not exist. When someone […]

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Steps to Developing a Regular Quiet Time With God

I created this 5-step process for our high school students to help them establish a daily quiet time with God. Christians, for more than 2,000 years, have been committed to the practice of getting alone with God on a regular basis for their own spiritual nourishment. It is the building block for having a personal […]

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Living in Two Realms (Or, Becoming a 3D Christian)

    Remember the old 3D glasses? You know, the ones made of flimsy, white cardboard with a bright red lens on one side and a bright blue one on the other? It’s crazy to think that those cheap little things are what made a movie pop off the screen. Apparently, going from 2D to […]

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You Can’t Claim a Promise

One of the Christian messages out there today is something known as “name it, claim it”. It is known also by other names (the “prosperity gospel” being one), but the basic idea is this: God has made promises in his Word to you, and your job is to claim them. The reason Christians lack anything […]

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Why Pray in Jesus’ Name?

…and we pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen. Heard that one before? If you’ve been around Christians much at all, no doubt this is a phrase you are well acquainted with. But why do Christians pray “in Jesus’ name”, and what does it even really mean? Remember, we shouldn’t do something simply because it’s what […]

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50 Prayers For My Son

I pray that he would put his faith in Christ and be born again. I pray that he would experience God’s will for his life. I pray that he would grow up to be a greater man than I. I pray that he would be a hard worker. I pray that he would love and […]

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Is It Wrong to Complain to God?

Sometimes things don’t happen the way we expect them to. Life rarely goes smoothly and many days are filled up with struggles, annoyances, and disappointments. What’s a person to do? For most of us, our automatic response is to complain. It’s normal, and part of being human. But we would be wise to ask, is […]

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The Battle Against Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue, according to Wikipedia, was first recognized as a medical condition in the 1950’s. It is essentially the gradual lessening of compassion a person has towards those in need. It happens most often in people who are professional caregivers in some sense: doctors, nurses, first responders, counsellors, and even ministry leaders. The way compassion […]

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Don’t Say “I’ll Pray for You” Unless You Mean It

You hear Christian people say it all the time: “I’ll pray for you.” “Thoughts and prayers are with you.” Person: “Please keep me in your prayers.” – Response: “I will.” If we are people true to our word, then it would seem most Christians are indeed people of prayer. But I wonder sometimes, is that […]

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