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Category: Prayer

I am bruised ...

"Is there an angel in the house? If there is, come to me… and if you aren't too tired, or otherwise occupied, and if it isn't too tacky a request, please rock me. I am bruised. If you will hold me until morning, I promise I will rise and light the fire and break the […]

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Prayer is simply helplessness ...

One idea that has helped me with prayer more than almost any other comes from a Norwegian Christian named Ole Hallesby. In his classic book, simply called Prayer, I first encountered this idea: "Prayer is simply helplessness combined with faith." Hallesby says more to help us understand this simple, yet profound truth: "Prayer and helplessness […]

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Who me, worry?

"Pray, and let God worry." (Martin Luther)

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We make prayer so hard ...

We make prayer so hard … Sometimes, I think we make it so hard as a way to avoid praying. Other times, I think we make it hard because we want to make prayer seem bigger and more magical than it really is … But sometimes, I think we make it hard because we are […]

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What to do when the world is at war (#5)

The fifth thing on my Top Ten list of things to do when the world is at war is pray. Some may say - Why isn't prayer first? Well, this is my blog, so I guess I can do whatever I want. But, the serious answer is deeper than that. I often think people of […]

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