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Prayer Is Like Demolition Mining

The 20th century Norwegian pastor [Ole] Hallesby likens prayer to mining as he knew it in Norway. Demolition to create mine shafts took two basic kinds ...


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Tim Keller on His Rediscovery of Prayer

In the second half of my adult life, I discovered prayer. I had to. In the fall of 1999, I taught a Bible study course on the Psalms. It became clear ...


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Statistics on Who We Are Likely to Pray For

A poll conducted by LifeWay Research found that many of us are very picky about who we will pray for. For instance, the poll revealed that we typically ...


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Atheist Student Moved to Faith by Friends' Prayers

Putti Sok told her Christian college friends, "Leave me alone and quit praying for me." Putti described herself as a "Cambodian Buddhist girl," even though ...


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Prayers Bring Fruit at International Justice Mission

In April 2011, the staff of The International Justice Mission (or IJM), a Christian organization that works to rescue victims of slavery and sexual exploitation, ...


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When Revival Broke Out in New York City

There was a man named Jeremiah Lanphier who lived in New York City during the 1850s. Those were years of tension, when the shadow of war loomed over America. ...


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Young Boy Underestimates His Father's Generosity

One time, my dad wanted to congratulate me on something I had accomplished in the sixth grade. He took me to K-Mart and made a wide sweeping gesture with ...


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Our Prayers Are like a Paralyzed Man's Groans

Pastor Sinclair Ferguson offered the following personal story to illustrate the Spirit's involvement in our prayer life:

When I was a little boy, I used ...

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Jesus Invites Us to 'Plagiarize' the Lord's Prayer

The following thoughts about the Lord's Prayer could also apply to any written prayer found in the Bible (such as the Psalms or the prayers in Paul's ...


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Child's School Trips Provide a Lesson on Prayer

I grew up in Newfoundland, Canada. In 1972, our seventh grade French class decided to take a special weekend trip to the French Islands just off our southern ...


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