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Prayer

Handling Significant and Shocking Prayer Requests

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:55am -- Rob
There are times when a friend, family member, or sometimes even a stranger, presents a prayer need or concern that is shocking or dismaying in the moment.  It might revolve around a great injustice, a sudden terminal or difficult health diagnosis, traffic accident, loss of something or someone significant, or another matter altogether.

Why Worship-Based Prayer Matters More Than You Think

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:02pm -- Rob
In most American worship and church services, God is worshiped by the singing of praise choruses, hymns, and other songs.  Sometimes, congregants are encouraged to pray silently while music quietly plays in the background.  While these are completely good and acceptable forms of worship, something seldom seen or modeled in American churches or around society is worship-based prayer.
 
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We Can Not Afford To Stop Praying Until We've Actually Prayed

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 3:33pm -- Rob

God has given us gifts called time and prayer that coincide within our lives. Prayer is intended to be an ongoing conversation, personally and/or corporately, with God- at all times and in all places. Yet often, prayer is treated like it functions on a light switch; being turned on, then off, then on again as we have needs. Then off again when things seem under control and we can manage things going forward.

Solomon talks about the matter of time in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 14:

The Importance of Recording Recent Answered Prayers

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 12:11pm -- Rob
A Christian leader asked members of his congregation, "How have you recently seen God answer your prayers?"
 
Congregants suddenly sat frozen in their seats, some with eyes wide open, struggling to think of answers.
 
Finally, one brave man raised his hand and said, "God led my sister to faith."
 

Stopping the Filibustering of God

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 11:28am -- Rob
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God.  Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know what they do wrong.  Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God.  God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few...therefore stand in awe of God. - Ecclesiastes 5:1-2,7b

The Holy Spirit Cannot Be Tivoed

Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:43am -- Rob
We live in busy times.  God, family, work, obligations, sporting events, TV programs, webinars, deadlines, and more, tug at us; competing for our attention and striving to obtain #1 status in our hearts, minds, and lives.  While there's a sense of goodness, maybe even comfort, in knowing that one is in demand; at what cost does busyness take?

A friend recently shared an acronym relating to the word, busy...

Too Busy to Pray?

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 7:00pm -- Rob

Busyness.  For some, it's a way of life.  For others, it's a crutch.  For others still, it's an addiction.  But whichever category you may find yourself in, you either are currently experiencing it, or have experienced it in times past.

Who was more busy than Jesus?

His days were filled with travel, teaching His disciples, speaking to crowds, giving private interviews, healing, and more!  Yet He found time to pray.

Why did He pray, and why was it necessary?

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