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Practicing His Presence

Prayer begins as we open our heart to Jesus. We worship, we adore, we share our heart’s deepest burdens and longings, we confess, we listen, we intercede, we ask, we enjoy his presence.  We say, “Amen.” Continue reading

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Bending God’s Ear

Awestruck by his greatness, amazed by his abounding love toward him, David always knew where to turn. Continue reading

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Constructive Praying

People of prayer must also be people of action. While people of prayer know how to wait until the right time, they don’t procrastinate their obedience when God opens the door. Continue reading

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Seeking the Blessing of God

God was showing his blessing in many ways, but there was continued need for the blessing of God. So Ezra and the people began to fast and pray for more of his blessing. Continue reading

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

Do you know the agony and ecstasy of being an intercessor? Paul did. He clearly understood that intercession was at the heart of the work God had called him to. Yes, it was often a struggle to “pray through” as he stood in the gap for those he ministered to. He knew the agony of intercession—but he also knew its joys. Continue reading

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Revival

“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” Continue reading

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Open Up Your Heart

Open your heart to Him today. Tell him what is on your heart. Do not hold anything back. He wants to hear your cries and satisfy your deepest desires. Your pain, your sorrows, your fears, your questions; he wants to hear them all. He wants to draw near to you, but he waits until we call on him—until we call on him in truth.  You do not have to pretend in his presence—you do not have to put on any masks. He can see your heart just as it is. But he wants you to open it up “in truth.” Continue reading

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Psalms, Worship and Prayer

One of the reasons I love to read the Psalms before I pray, is that they prime the pump of worship. They help us to focus on the goodness and greatness of God. As we are awestruck by his glory, we are ready to praise and worship. With wide-eyed wonder we are then ready to pray. Continue reading

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Hear Me When I Call

Whatever we face it is good to know we have a place to turn; wherever we go it is good to know we have someone to hear our concerns. The Psalmist beautifully pours out his heart to God seeking his protection and intervention against unnamed enemies. Continue reading

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Singing at Midnight

Sometimes going to a prayer meeting can get you in trouble. Continue reading

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