Tag: Prayer

All Kinds of Prayer

I still feel like I’m in kindergarten when it comes to prayer, the five tips I gave are ones that I constantly depend on.

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Believing the Promises of God

I have little interest in formulas or methods for “making prayer work.”  Sure, there are a lot of things that I ask God to do that I think might make my life better or the life of people I care about.  However, I know of no assurance from scripture that God will do what I ask […]

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Don’t Forget to Breathe

Of all the great lessons Mr. Miyagi taught Danielson, arguably the most important was, “Don’t forget to breathe.  It is very important.”  As we learned in our sermon today, prayer is the breath of our spiritual lives.  There are certianly some techniques and exercises that teach us how to experience deeper and richer communion with […]

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Praying Out of Desperation

If I could re-title this morning’s sermon I might change it to, “Creating Space for God.” I find that I will fill every time void in my life from waking up till I fall asleep at night. I’ll turn on the news while getting ready in the morning and read in bed until my eyes […]

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Private Prayer Retreat

As promised, here is a brief report on my 12th annual private prayer retreat. This year I went to a wonderful little place called “Pilgrims Rest.” This private retreat facility is located about 20 miles south of Alvin and is provided free of charge by radio station KJIC. If you are interested in learning more […]

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God Answers Prayer

Finding illustrations of answered prayer from the Bible is a relatively easy thing to do. For one thing, the Bible stories come with a narrator who tells us information from “behind the scenes.” For example, the narrator is the one who tells us that God relented (or repented) in the Jonah and Moses stories we […]

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Teach Us to Pray

I have spent the past 31 years seeking to learn how to pray. I have read more books on prayer than any other subject. I have done more Bible study on this topic than any other. I have participated in a plethora of prayer methods and disciplines seeking to develop my prayer life. Why then […]

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Prayer Retreat

Since David preached this past Sunday I am going to devote my blog to last week’s retreat. I asked the teenagers to visit this site and they wanted me to talk about our Sunday class. So, I’ll say a few words about that first. Two weeks ago I began teaching the High School class using […]

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