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Scripture (sixth in a series)

In the journal I keep alongside my Bible I record phrases and words that I find helpful to use in my prayers. Scripture teaches me what to ask for in prayer – on my own behalf and that of others. When my neighbor recently underwent surgery I prayed that she would have the peace of God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7). For my son I often turn to the words in first Chronicles, chapter twenty-eight, verse twenty, and pray that he would know and trust in the Lord who will never fail or forsake him. Continue reading

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Prayer (ninth in a series)

Although intercessory prayer is something every Christian is called to do we are not necessarily called to pray, on an ongoing basis, for every person who asks us for prayer. It may be that God prefers someone other than you to pray for a particular person. Perhaps he has someone else in mind for whom he wants you to intercede. However, if the Lord keeps placing that person on your heart, in a way that does not feel like an unpleasant burden, then he’s probably calling you to pray. Continue reading

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