“We pray for all the emperors, that God may grant them long life, a secure government, a prosperous family, vigorous troops, a faithful senate, an obedient people; that the whole…
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The Secret to Spurgeon’s Success
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was called the “Prince of Preachers” for many reasons. His ministry not only shaped the city of London where he spent most of his life, he also…
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Eliza Spurgeon’s Prayers for Her Children
Before Charles Haddon Spurgeon could become the preacher that would lead thousands and thousands to faith in Christ, he had to come to faith in Christ, himself. While both of…
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Answered Prayer…or Mental Illness?
In 2018, Donald Trump and Mike Pence were in office together and the subject of the Vice President’s faith came up on a well-known TV show called The View. After…
After President George H. Bush declared war on Iraq in the early 90s, a group of committed Christians in Atlanta gathered to pray. They prayed on behalf of soldiers, governmental leaders, and the future of all nations involved.
But one young man was evidently praying wrong.
Some Jump for Joy…Others Kneel
When she was 17 years old, Joni Eareckson dove into some water after misjudging its depth. The miscalculation left her paralyzed from the shoulders down and in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. She knew this handicap might cause her to miss out on some things in life.
She didn’t know that it might cause her to miss out in church, as well.
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Emo Philips on Forgiveness
“I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked God for forgiveness.”
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Do you find prayer meaningful? How about satisfying? Do you see the evidence of answered prayer(s) in your life? Most people answer those questions with a despairing “no.” But there have been others who have literally changed the world through prayer.
What are they doing differently than us?
Have you ever prayed and prayed and prayed only to fear that your words bounced off the ceiling falling far short of God’s throne room in Heaven? If so, you’re not alone. Many faithful men and women fear their prayers are ineffective.
And some fear that prayer might be a waste of time, altogether.
“If you want to pray better, you must pray more.”