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Three Types of Petitions—from the Disciples Prayer

The following article is an excerpt from this book.   When we look at the Disciples Prayer (or The Lord’s Prayer), I believe we see three types of petitions that Jesus taught (Matthew 6:8-13).    1. Invocation We get this … Continue reading

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Four Prayer Principles from the Lord’s Prayer

  Regard these four point as instructions on prayer from Jesus Himself.   1. Pray with priority Jesus taught us to pray, “Hallowed be Your name; Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” … Continue reading

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Unforgiveness: The Greatest Hindrance to Prayer

  Forgiveness, like purity, is more than just an aid to prayer. It is a requirement.  We can’t prayer at all without having a clear conscience toward others and toward God; for the sin of unforgiveness blocks the power of … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Great Prayer of Compassion: “Father Forgive Them”

  Luke 23:34a Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”   At the beginning of Jesus’ crucifixion, I suppose just after the soldiers had nailed Him to the cross and stood it up, … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why We Need Prayer Power — from Matthew 6:9-13

There must be thousands of reasons why we need prayer power.  I think Jesus has summed them all up for us in Matthew 6:9-13. 1.  We need prayer power to pray (v. 9). When Jesus told His disciples, “In this … Continue reading

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Seven Purposes for the Prayer of Confession

    The main purpose of confession is to obtain forgiveness from God, so that He will bring us back into a right relationship with Him.  This also is the purpose of confessing our sins to people we have offended—so … Continue reading

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Our Victory in Christ: My Sins Are Blotted Out, Nailed To the Cross

Reading from Colossians 2:11-15, I understand that when I came to Christ He set me free from evil desires. My old self was removed, taken away (as the foreskin is cut off and removed in circumcision); it died with Christ; … Continue reading

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