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God’s “Come Over” Prayers

God sometimes issues the most surprising summons in prayer.  Among them are the “come over here” prayers.  As recorded in Acts 16, St. Paul intended to revisit churches in Asia to strengthen them.  But The Holy Spirit prevented him from … Continue reading

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“Let There Be” Prayers

Certainly we have plenty of examples of individuals and groups wrestling in prayer, repeatedly beseeching God for what they believe He desires them to ask for.  Jesus even points to the example of the “importunate”, persistent widow who wears an … Continue reading

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Servants in Prayer

When I go to a restaurant, the best servers are those who keep track of me from a distance, not interrupting conversation and the enjoyment of the meal, constantly asking what they can do, and whether everything is OK.  Rather, … Continue reading

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Trinitarian Prayer

Recently, many churches celebrated Trinity Sunday, the recognition of the Triune God we worship.  This holy mystery – Three in One and One in Three – is at the heart of our faith. Unfortunately, many of us, in terms of … Continue reading

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The Work of God

In the Gospels, people were often asking God what they should be doing in response to what He was doing.  It’s striking how practical His answers often were, as in what John the Baptist said to those asking God through … Continue reading

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Hindered Prayers

There is so much to be praying about in these hard times.  From the pandemic to racial injustice to political division to social unrest, not to mention the many tough circumstances we or those we know are in, our prayer … Continue reading

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The Greatest Seed

Our world is full of seeds, and the Bible has lots to say about them.  From creation’s seeds in Genesis, to the seed/offspring of the patriarchs and matriarchs, to the seeds planted by the sower, the word “seed” connotes something … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Have you noticed the recurring theme of the New Testament letters?  In the midst of all the challenges, opposition, and confusion faced by those first believers, the letters addressed to them note the believers’ thankfulness, for which the letters give … Continue reading

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Heaven”s Cry for Justice

As our nation is in a season of reckoning regarding past and current racial injustice, and many cry for justice, we can be encouraged that heaven also cries for justice.  When John the Elder’s vision brought him into heaven, he … Continue reading

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The Elijah Syndrome

In these days, as we pray for the huge needs around us, none the least the need for people to embrace Jesus, it’s possible we might have developed the “Elijah Syndrome”.  You know it, and intercessors may especially be subject to … Continue reading

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