Category Archives: Prayer

How to Not Pray Like an Ostrich

David prayed these words in Psalm 5:3 – “Morning by morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; morning by morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” The prayer of faith is a prayer of eager anticipation and … Continue reading

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Should We Pray for Physical Safety? (Thoughts on Psalm 16)

Is it appropriate for Christians to pray for physical safety? For example, whenever my family takes a trip, we ask God for protection, that He would keep us out of harm’s way, and that we’d arrive at our destination safe … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Acrostic: “A” is for Answers

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.” Psalm 136:1 The answers of God are reason to celebrate Thanksgiving! Today I’m thanking God for answers – His answers. The Bible is full of reasons to thank and praise God. … Continue reading

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Should We Pray the Prayers of David Against Our Enemies? (Thoughts on the Imprecatory Psalms)

Our church is reading through the psalms this summer, two each day. We started this about a week and a half ago, so over the past 10 days I’ve read Psalms 1-20. All but the first two were written by … Continue reading

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Bible Reading Tips – When Is The Best Time of Day to Read The Bible and Pray?

Do you wonder if there is a certain time of day that is best for Bible reading and prayer? Many Christians set aside a special time each day to be alone with God. In some circles this is known as … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why God Will Not Answer Your Prayers – Part 1

On the night He was betrayed, Jesus made an incredible promise to the Apostles: “I will do whatever you ask…..You may ask me for anything…and I will do it.”  (John 14:13-14 NIV). What a statement!  But if you know your … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why God Will Not Answer Your Prayers — Part 2

We continue our study of the conditions of answered prayer by focusing on the often-misunderstood phrase “in my name”.  During the last supper, Jesus told the Apostles: “I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why God Will Not Answer Your Prayers — Part 3

Welcome back to our series of articles on the conditions of answered prayer (or the reasons why God does not answer prayer). Here’s a quick review of what we’ve discussed so far. Condition #1: God will not answer our prayers … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why God Will Not Answer Your Prayers – Part 4

We’ve been studying the conditions of prayer, because God’s promise to answer our prayers is not a blank check.  We must meet specific conditions for our prayers to be heard and answered. Condition #1: We must not cherish sin in … Continue reading

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