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Prayer of a Stranger

Travelers and immigrants seek accurate direction. In Psalm 119:17-24, the Psalmist confesses that he, a stranger, desires that God will reveal the wonders of his law. He contemplates the statutes of God’s word as carefully as a modern traveler might … Continue reading

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Bargaining With God in Prayer

Have you bargained with God? Have you prayed, “God, if you will do what I ask, I will do this specific favor for you in return?” That prayer somewhat resembles Jacob’s prayer in Genesis 28:20-22: ”If God will be with … Continue reading

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When We Want God to Adopt a Different Course of Action

  Many prayers in the Bible amaze us with their speaker’s steadfast faith in the faceof sustained attack. Others prompt us to raise an eyebrow and ask, “Are youserious?” Let’s consider several instances in which people of faith asked Godto change … Continue reading

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