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Grease for the wheels of Prayer, Part 1

  Nitty-Gritty.  You have probably used that term before.  It refers to the small details of life where real difficulty is found and real work has to be done.  Nit and grit are things that have to be dealt with, but you only get to it when you are elbows deep in a project.  The shiny exterior of the project is no longer in view.  All you can ...

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Pleasure and Pain in Praying

  The last couple months we have been going through the Lord’s prayer found in Matthew chapter 6. This means that we have been talking and thinking a lot about prayer. This is not surprising because there are all kinds of difficulties when it comes to prayer. In fact, a vast array of doctrines will come up when prayer is the topic. Study about prayer will event...

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How To Know When God Says No

  When it comes to prayer, there are always difficult questions. Simple answers rarely work. One simplistic approach is to think God’s answers are either yes, no, or wait. This does address fears that God isn’t even listening, but the Scriptures affirm that He hears and answers so repeatedly it is not a difficult issue. There is a far harder question that...

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God Really Wants You to Pray

  We are supposed to pray. We all know that, and yet we still struggle to pray. We remind ourselves of all the promises, all the commands, all the encouragements in scriptures regarding prayer. But alas, we are bent toward self-sufficiency. Let me give you one more weapon to put in your arsenal against self-sufficiency so you can be the earthen vessel through which G...

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