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Praying Scripture

Every Christian experiences their prayer life going dull at one point or another. It simply is not an easy thing to do an activity on a daily basis without falling into bad habits. In particular, many Christians find themselves repeating the same things over and over when they pray. Usually without even realizing or intending […]

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Teaching Teens to Pray

Disclaimer – I write “Leadership Moments” for the volunteers at my church who work in the youth ministry. Each Leadership Moment is meant to equip the everyday youth worker with the knowledge and skills they need to help teens as best as they can. Because these articles are for people I know personally and meant […]

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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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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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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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