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Sample prayers

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Yoga

It only takes one minute to search online to see that yoga is a Hindu spiritual discipline. Many Christians have fallen for marketing messages that say that yoga is good for flexibility and beauty, and unknowingly bowed before idolatrous teachings and offended their Creator. Praise God that He will forgive us for posturing...

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Suicide

It can be incredibly upsetting when a friend takes his or her own life and commits suicide. We are often overcome by shock, grief and guilt, and wonder if there was something we could have done to help. At times, it also unsettles our views on life. Thankfully, with Jesus...

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Abortion

There is nothing in creation, big or small, that God has not personally woven together. That includes every molecule and cell that forms our DNA. God knits each child in its womb, gives it a heavenly name, plans its life ahead, and cares intensely for it. The world, however, preaches...

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Workplace idolatry 

With feng shui, new age and other idolatrous practices so rampant, it is almost impossible to work in a place that worships God only. Before Jesus left His disciples, He prayed that we would be protected from Satan while we are in this world. Let us be “wise as serpents...

Unbelief

The Bible shows that Jesus worked mighty miracles wherever He went – except in places where there was unbelief. Our prayers are made meaningless if we don’t believe that God has already answered them. Thank God that our faith only needs to be the size of a mustard seed in...

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Self-encouragement

We all need some encouragement. There will be days we face conflicts, misunderstandings, challenging conversations, impossible deadlines or struggle with finances. Whatever the case is, we can thankfully go to God’s promises and declare them over ourselves. Many of the psalms that King David wrote were prayers of encouragement to...

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In-laws

In marriage, we are not only united with our spouse, but also our in-laws. The Bible shows us that our relationship with God comes first, followed by our marriage and then our extended family – not the other way around. There may be times when we will have to honour God above...

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Praise God

Anyone who has humbly drawn close to God has nothing but awe, gratitude and praise for the Almighty. He is so magnificent, powerful and holy yet so gentle, patient and kind. His love is perfect and all His ways are good. He is worthy of all praise!   Psalm 145:3...

Forgiving others

Offences happen when people sin against each other and against God. There is no sinless person on this earth and there is no one in this world who has not been offended. We all have someone in our lives we need to forgive. Forgiving is hard, as we struggle with our...

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Persecution

If we are to truly love others as Jesus asked us to, we must respond to persecution and mockery with grace and humility – and turn the other cheek. God calls us to love our enemies, do good to those who hate us, bless those who curse us and pray for...

A prayer for the Church in Last Days

Church in Last Days

The apostle Paul warned that the end times will be difficult times for churches. The challenges that we face will not just be from outside the church but from within. Any corruption of any church anywhere is an assault on God’s good name, and we are called to be persistent in...

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Cleansing workplace

We are often unaware of the spiritual dimensions at our workplaces. Many places of business in Asia have been prayed over by chanting monks, feng shui masters or mediums and are homes to lucky charms, superstitions, sprinkled blood, animal sacrifices and rituals. Perhaps these occur so often around us that...

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Cleansing nightmares

Why do nightmares occur when the Bible says that God will give us peaceful sleep? Sweet sleep is the result of full obedience to God in our conscience. Conversely, nightmares may be the result of spiritual oppression. Some entry points include unconfessed sin, suppressed emotions, traumatic experiences, self-hatred, curses and...

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Depression

Many great men in the Bible had at times, felt overwhelmed and hopeless. Even Jesus said his sorrow felt like death. God can truly sympathise with our sufferings. In the midst of our darkness, God promises to be with us. He will strengthen and protect us when we turn our entire...

Generational curses

Are there persistent sicknesses, childbearing difficulties, mental troubles, strife, financial difficulties, adultery, abuses and other deep-rooted sins in our family lines through the generations? The presence of a generational curse means that life won’t go smoothly for us either. Thank God that He will cleanse us of our family’s sins and curses...

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Christian conflict

Conflicts amongst Christians can arise because of different personalities, ways, communication styles, views and spiritual maturity. God is the Creator of diversity and we are to celebrate it. Diversity, however, is also a potential source of conflict. The Bible tells us to maintain unity in the same spirit, the Spirit...

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Children

Perhaps one of the most difficult things to do as parents is to not worry about our children. Will they grow up healthy? Are they receiving the right education? Who are their friends and how are they being influenced outside the home? Will we be able to support them and...

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Suffering

No one enjoys suffering. Yet we find that followers of Jesus Christ develop greater spiritual maturity and strength through endurance training in the midst of pain and suffering.   A prayer to cry out to God in our suffering “Dear Heavenly Father, I seek to honour You in every area...

End times

Are you saddened and disturbed by all that’s happening around the world these days? Jesus personally spoke about the signs of the end times and explained that such things were the “birth pangs” of the end of this world. Because He loves us, God has provided repeated warnings in both the...

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Friend in trouble

Trials and challenges test the depth of our faith and reveal our true character. Will we crack under pressure and leave the God we love? Or will we gain a “crown of life” when we remain steadfast under trials and stay faithful to Him? Let us pray for a friend...