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Seven Posts To Strengthen Prayer

Man Praying from everystockphoto by Edward Allen L Lim

Devoted To Prayer

When we read the New Testament it’s clear that believers are devoted to prayer.

Jesus says we will “cry to him day and night” (Luke 18:7).

Luke says the early church “devoted themselves to … prayers” (Acts 2:42).

Paul calls us to “continue steadfastly in prayer” (Col 4:2).

James calls us to join Elijah in “praying fervently” (James 5:17-18).

Peter calls us to be “self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of our prayers” (1Pet 4:7).

Prayer Is Crucial

So it’s clear that prayer is crucial.  It’s as important to spiritual health as breathing is to physical health.

So here are some posts which I hope will encourage and strengthen you in prayer —

How To Pray When You Know Your Wants But Don’t Know God’s Will

Do we just pray for our wants?  Or just pray for God’s will to be done?  Here’s another approach —

How I Experienced The Discipline Of The Lord

A few weeks ago God taught me a crucial lesson about the importance of prayer.  I hope this encourages you as much as it did me.

A Neglected Practice That Can Empower Your Prayer

Struggling to pray?  Here’s a practice I learned from Charles Spurgeon that’s motivated and empowered my prayer.

Does God Hear Prayer?  A Real-Life Example

At the beginning of James Fraser’s missionary career, God gave him a dramatic illustration of how God hears prayer.

Mary And Martha’s Unanswered Prayer

Mary and Martha thought Jesus had not answered their prayer.  Were they right?

What About Unanswered Prayer?

What does Jesus say about unanswered prayer?  The answer might surprise you —

A Prayer For Those Lacking Joy

Lacking joy?  Here’s what David prayed when he lacked joy.  Join him in praying this, and see what God does.

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