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Like a Child with Its Mother

A sense of entitlement can mar our prayers as we worship God. If I believe I deserve more, that I have earned more than I have received, I will approach life and prayer with anger. On the other hand, I … Continue reading

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When We Hesitate to Pray

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV) When we encounter obstacles in life, we may hesitate to pray. I remember a … Continue reading

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Prayer When God Does Not Deliver

Moses prayed a prayer of lament, fear, and frustration to the Lord. God had called him unexpectedly to leave the desert mountain retreat where Moses, one-time adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, has found refuge for the previous four decades. Moses … Continue reading

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A Prayer when We Slip

“When I thought, ‘My foot slips,’ your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul” (Psalm 94:18-19). These words of gratitude and joy remind us of God’s love. … Continue reading

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Jesus Wept, Then He Prayed

Jesus wept. When many people think about Jesus’ raising his friend Lazarus from the dead, they focus on those tears shed shortly before Jesus called for Lazarus to come out from the tomb. Why did he weep? They wonder, and … Continue reading

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