Category: Pray

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How God answers prayers

God hears every single prayer, even our unspoken ones. He faithfully answers each time we seek Him with humble hearts, with responses that are always affirming, instructive and comforting. Seldom are His answers just “yes” or “no”. That would make our relationship with Him much too boring. Our Heavenly Father...

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What stops answered prayers

Our prayers are meant to be a fragrant offering to the King of kings. Instead, we can unwittingly bring the foul-smelling stench of toxic worldly thinking and stubborn hearts into God’s throne room. Some of us may not even be aware that past involvement in idol worship and witchcraft or...

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Prayer walking

Some people may never have the privilege of knowing a believer who will pray God’s love and peace over their lives, families and neighbourhoods. That’s why we should bring prayer to people, wherever they are. Prayer ‘on location’ costs us nothing, except a bit of time and exercise in walking...

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Praying for others through God’s lenses

When we first start to pray for other people, it is not unusual to worry that we may say something wrong or look stupid. Once we take the focus off ourselves however, our prayers will flow more naturally as we allow God’s Holy Spirit to work through us. We can...

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Prayers that protect our thoughts against Satan’s lies

Have you noticed how some Christians exhibit such peace, joy and wisdom from God that you can “see” Jesus Christ just by observing their actions? It is because their minds are firmly rooted in God’s Word and they have allowed Jesus to be Lord over all of their thoughts.  ...

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Choosing to be still

Have you ever tried to hold a conversation with someone who seemed more interested in their mobile device than they are in you? The subtle but unintended message is that you are less important than some mobile game, online conversation or social media. That’s probably how God feels when He...

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Prayers that honour God

It is easy to only focus on what is seen in the physical realm, and forget that God is Spirit and is very much at work in the spiritual realm of our lives. When we pray, His Spirit responds to us. Such workings are invisible to our eyes. How we pray...

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Praying for the salvation of loved ones

Are you feeling discouraged that you have been praying for someone’s salvation but they have yet to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour? Does it seem as if you haven’t witnessed much change? Don’t give up praying! The key to truly loving someone like God does is to keep hoping...