Category Archives: Prayer A to Z Excerpts

Pretending to Pray with Earnestness

   When I was young, I vividly remember sitting in church during prayer time, looking around, seeing how people were praying. I remember especially my mother, how she seemed to be very sincere, and even at times crying. I think … Continue reading

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How Abiding In the Word Brings Desire in Prayer – 5 Steps

  If you are having some difficulty knowing how to abide in the Word, or knowing how abiding works to bring about desire, here are five steps to follow that I think will be helpful.  Contemplate.  Before I pray I … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Deepen Your Desire in Prayer

  Desire is the beginning and the basis of prayer. We cannot pray at all without desire. Now if you want to really deepen your prayer life, you must deepen your desire in prayer. Here are five ways to do … Continue reading

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How Desire Helps Prayer Gain the Answers

  M. Bounds has said, “It is the ardor created by desire that burns its way to the throne of mercy and gains its plea.” Again, Bounds said of desire, “This holy and fervid flame in the soul awakens the … Continue reading

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How Desire Helps Us Pray

When we desire and seek God, He brings us into a love relationship with Him—a relationship of a son or daughter to a father.  As our Father He desires to give us all the things we need.  As a son … Continue reading

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Desiring God: Following Hard after God

  Our desire for God is the fruit of a renewed heart; it is a dynamic of the Spirit.  I like what Tozer has said: You and I are in little (our sins excepted) what God is in large.  Being … Continue reading

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We Desire God because God Desires Us

  According to Tozer, “… Before a man can seek God, God must first have sought the man.”  God’s work of enlightenment within us, therefore, is the secret cause of all our desiring and seeking and praying.  Tozer says, “We … Continue reading

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