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The Prayer of Jabez In The Bible – Faith or Formula?

The prayer of Jabez in the Bible appears as a sidenote in a long list of genealogies. It is a short simple prayer, but one that captures our attention and appeals to our senses. There are many questions about the interpretation of this prayer. Is it a formula, or a pattern, that we can use in our own prayers? Does it encourage our faith to pray in a similar way? To try and answer those questions we need to examine the Scriptures and reflect on the true meaning of the prayer of Jabez…

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What Are The Most Important Prayers of Jesus?

During His earthly ministry Jesus prayed publicly many times, for individuals and for crowds of people. But what are the most important prayers of Jesus, the ones that are particularly significant for our lives? Jesus taught on prayer, and He gave us a prayer to pray. But He also interceded and prayed for us, His future disciples. The most powerful prayer, however, is a simple cry from Jesus’ heart to the Father and His greatest gift to us. Let’s explore further these prayers of Jesus and their significance for our lives today….

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Powerful Prayers In The Bible For Life Today!

Are you looking to refresh your prayer life? Then here is a gentle reminder of the two spiritual weapons that we have been given, the Word of God and Prayer. Bringing them together is powerful because God’s word never returns to Him void – it always has an effect; it makes a difference. Studying prayers in the Bible and making them our own becomes a powerful way to pray. Scripture is full of Biblical prayers so I have chosen 7 of the most powerful prayers in the Bible to explore here…

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20 Christian Books on Prayer to Inspire and Refresh

Prayer in essence is simple, and yet there are times when we all seem to find it hard. Are you struggling with your prayer life at the moment? Then take a moment to read through some of these recommendations of Christian books on prayer. There are book reviews for some of the best books about prayer, these include new titles as well as a few classics. But I have also added some devotional books of daily prayers. All of these are tools to help us develop and deepen our relationship with God.

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Elijah Prays For Rain – 4 Lessons in Prayer

Elijah was an Old Testament prophet called to contend for righteousness and faith in God. He lived amongst apostasy and evil, but he had unique experiences of the power of God. This was a witness to the people of Israel that the LORD alone is God. But Elijah was also an example to the early church, and to us, of a man of prayer. There are no lengthy prayers recorded – it is not his words that inspire us but the effectiveness of his prayers. As Elijah prays for rain on Mount Carmel there are four relevant prayer lessons for our lives today…

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Does God Collect Our Tears In A Bottle?

Where does this idea that God might collect our tears in a bottle come from? And why does it inspire so many paintings and poems? If you’ve never heard this phrase before, or have heard it but don’t understand the relevance, then read on. We will explore where it is found in Scripture, the context of the verse, and why it brings comfort to so many people.

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