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Prayer Is God’s Idea

  I think it is natural to assume that prayer is God’s idea.  For true prayer is always according to the Word of God—according to His promises and according to how He has taught us to pray. Some people, however,—those … Continue reading

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Three Purposes for the Prayer of Petition

      Petition I think is the main part of prayer, and it makes all the other parts of prayer work.  For example, we can confess our sins, but sins won’t be forgiven without asking God to do it.  … Continue reading

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Five Purposes of Prayer—from The Lord’s Prayer

  I am not sure that there is any one purpose of prayer, however, I think Jesus has given us some very good purposes for prayer in the model prayer that He gave to His disciples (Matt. 6: 9-13).  If … Continue reading

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4 Things that the Lord’s Prayer Address, Our Father in Heaven, Tells Us about Prayer

An excerpt from my book Purpose of Prayer. The proper way to start any prayer is with an address.  I suppose there are several ways to address God when we pray, but the address in the Lord’s Prayer is the … Continue reading

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4 Things the Lord’s Prayer Teaches Us About Prayer

What the Lord’s Prayer Teaches Us About Prayer — Matthew 6:9-13 1.  It brings to us the way we ought to regard God when we pray.  Hence, when we pray “Our Father” we understand that we ought to regard Him … Continue reading

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