Bible Study, Prayer

React or Act? Lessons from Nehemiah’s Prayer

When you hear bad news of events that are occurring in your country, does it ever make you cry with sadness, anger, or frustration? Does it make you feel powerless, that there is nothing that you can do? Although of course, we all feel that someone, should do something! But if we have a strong reaction to bad news, do we take it straight to God? Nehemiah’s prayer is an example of someone whose reaction to bad news drove them into action.

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Words of Psalm 23 Prayer Points for Life

One of the most well-known and best-loved Psalms in the Bible is Psalm 23. For me, this is because the words are such a joyful declaration of trust in God. If we use the words of Psalm 23 as prayer points, we are identifying ourselves with God’s people in the past and the present. There is something powerful in knowing that our voices are joining with others, throughout the world, who are using this Psalm to declare their faith and draw near to God.

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Which Parable Teaches Us About Persistence in Prayer?

Jesus loved to tell a story, sometimes a simple short story with a clear meaning. At other times a deeper message is hidden within descriptions of familiar sights and events. Jesus didn’t actually teach much about prayer – He prayed, alone, and in the company of His disciples. But in the gospel of Luke there are, not one but, two parables about persevering in prayer. The context and the application of the stories are different so what is so important about persistence in prayer?

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Prayer Resources to Inspire & 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? There are so many prayer resources available to inspire and refresh our prayer life. Take a moment to read through the suggestions listed here. There are book reviews, prayer journals, Bible reading plans, and a prayer course – some of these are free. They are all tools that can help develop and deepen the way in which we reach out to communicate with God.

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Praying the Promises of God

Prayers that are guided by Scripture are powerful because when we pray according to God’s will we are assured that He hears and will respond to our prayer. Our faith grows and is strengthened by praying the promises of God over our lives, and faith is an essential part of prayer. We know that without faith it is impossible to please God, but the reality is that living a life of faith is difficult and we need all the help we can get!

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