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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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. ...


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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. ...


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Where's the Fire?

Some men's prayers need to be cut short at both ends and set on fire in the middle.


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