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Devoted to Prayer?

When you think about activities of the Church that reveal its priorities, what comes to mind? Preaching the Bible? Observing Communion? Helping the poor? Healing the sick? Teaching our young the fundamentals of the faith? Evangelism? Foreign missions? Baptism? How … Continue reading

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A Prayer, a Song, and a Memory in the Night

When life is darkest, what do we pray? When hope dims, what songs do we sing? When opponents taunt, on what memories do we rely? In his prayer to the Lord, the writer of Psalm 119 provides his answers to … Continue reading

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A Prayer to the God who Distracts

Biblical writers employed metaphors and similes to describe the God whom no one has seen. We know well passages that envision God as Father, Lion, Creator, Shepherd, Warrior, and Refuge. In recent decades, increasing attention has been paid to passages … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Focus

The prayer of the first stanza or strophe of Psalm 119 begins with beatitudes that echo Psalm 1: “Blessed are those who way is blameless, who walk in the way of the LORD!” These blessings introduce us to the intense … Continue reading

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Praying with confidence that God can effect change

As soldiers fail when they do not trust their weapons and other equipment, we cripple ourselves in the battle against evil when we do not believe that that “those who are with us are greater than those who are with … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Recent Call for Fire Seminar

The prayers of the Bible provide significant information about the nature of God and a variety of reasons why Christians pray. During the Call for Fire Seminar last month at Leavenworth Church of Christ in Leavenworth, Kansas, we studied prayers … Continue reading

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