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Prayer That Is Remembered

“Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth … Continue reading

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Praying With An Undivided Heart

In the midst of Psalm 86’s barrage of “calls for fire” (14 petitions) is a penetrating insight enclosed within a request, “Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that … Continue reading

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Praying Without Fear

The prayer of Psalm 56 is a true call for fire. Its composer has identified enemies who threaten him. They pursue (or “trample”- NRSV) him. They conspire against him; he says that “they lurk, they watch my steps, eager to … Continue reading

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Prayer When It Seems Rescue Will Not Arrive

When Soldiers realize that they cannot repel the enemy’s attack with their current number of personnel or supply of ammunition, they call for fire. They contact their higher headquarters and request field artillery fires against their enemy’s position or ask … Continue reading

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A National Prayer of Confession for Sins of Previous Generations

Nehemiah chapters 8 and 9 record the formal spiritual restoration of a nation. Having returned from deportation to Babylonia, the Jewish people renew their allegiance to God. Their devout governor has helped refocus their attention on prayer and integrity. A … Continue reading

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A Prayer in Protest of Injustice

How emotional are your prayers when you reflect on injustice and immorality in society? The angry prayer of Psalm 94 may shock you with its coarseness. Its author speaks bluntly to the Lord as he laments injustice, murder and immorality. … Continue reading

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A Prayer That God Will Remember

How often do you ask God to remember something he did in the past? After I began my study of biblical prayers, I discovered that several biblical prayer warriors called on God to remember. Psalm 89 is an example. The … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Perseverance and Faith

And he [Abraham’s servant] said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham. I am standing here by the spring of water, and the daughters of townspeople are … Continue reading

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Prayer for Rescue from the Wicked

Discouragement strikes when we observe ingrained wickedness. The discouragement may grow into resentment and anger when apparent absence of justice shocks us. Fear and terror swell in our minds as we contemplate the victory of evil over righteousness. We consider … Continue reading

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Prayer When We Misinterpret God’s Will

We pray at times because we want to discern God’s will. We may actually believe that is our motive for prayer. I suspect that sometimes when we say that we want to discern God’s will, we really want God to … Continue reading

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