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NFL Star Lambasts Shallow Prayers
Fran Tarkenton, a former All-Pro quarterback who led his team to three Super Bowls, wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal lambasting himself and ...
Product to Help with Cell Phone Addiction
The New York Times reports that people spend close to three hours a day looking at a mobile screen—and that excludes the time they spend actually ...
Thomas Merton on the Uselessness of Planning Our Own Answers to Prayer
What is the use of praying if at the very moment of prayer, we have so little confidence in God that we are busy planning our own kind of answer to our ...
Prayer: Where Two Struggles Meet
If prayer stands as the place where God and human beings meet, then I must learn about prayer. Most of my struggles in the Christian life circle around ...
Statistics on Worship Services and Prayers
Americans who in 1983 said they attend religious services weekly: 32 percent
Americans who said this in 2006: 26 percent
Americans who in 1983 said they ...
Woman in Coma Hears the Prayers for Her Recovery
In the winter of 2007, a close friend of mine was felled by not one but two brain aneurysms. For weeks she lingered on life support, growing weaker each ...
Praying Church Is an Alive Church
I am increasingly convinced that if the Church is to live, and actually be alive, one of the reasons, maybe the most important and maybe the only reason, ...
Don't Limit God
Beware in your prayer, above everything, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what he can do.
When Prayer Makes Sense
Max Lucado writes:
Prayer only makes sense when you have quit trying to do ministry yourself. I've learned that as things go smoothly, I pray less. ...
True Prayer Is Lacking in the Church
Far away from the Bible's example are most people when they pray! Prayer with earnestness and urgency is genuine "prayer" in God's account. ...