Category Archives: Prayer

Risky Prayer

This week I read a quote that got me thinking about how prayer can be risky at times.  True prayer does not change God, it changes us.  Donald G. Bloesch, in The Struggle of Prayer, says this about authentic prayer, … Continue reading

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When You are an Answer to Prayer

Have you ever been an answer to someone else’s prayer?  Much of the time we focus on our needs and concerns and how God can take care of them.  But what about God using us to be the answer to … Continue reading

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Effects of Prayer

This week I saw someone I had not seen in six months.  For about three of those months, she battled for her life.  The last two and a half months she was in the hospital, mostly in intensive care.  Twice, … Continue reading

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Why Pray? (Part 2)

I was planning to write something about trick-or-treating today, or even about All Saints Day.  But instead, I want to revisit last week’s theme.  When I told my wife, Deborah, what my previous theme was, she said, “Oswald Chambers says that … Continue reading

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Why Pray?

We were sitting in the kitchen of their recently deceased father talking about his funeral when one of the daughters asked me a question I had never been asked before, “Have you ever prayed for someone and seen an immediate, … Continue reading

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