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Parts of Prayer

What is Prayer? Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire

What is prayer?  This question has been poetically answered by James Montgomery covering many of the aspects of prayer as we experience it as a longing for God, a soul that needs unburdening, the need for forgiveness and a means of living well for God.  Use this poem which was adapted into a hymn to…

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The Awesome God Prayer

When faced with big and small life challenges, the secret of cultivating resilience and the ability to bounce back is through focusing on how awesome God is.  While David Shelton was recovering from wrist surgery, he learned the secret of bouncing back from problems from his 12 year old daughter who helped him remember the…

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Praying with Joy in all Circumstances

Have you every wondered how to pray with joy even when you’re in stressful circumstances where you say to God, “You’ve got to be kidding me!  I’m supposed to be joyful in this?” Here is a poem prayer for you from gifter writer Merissa Lee Kelley that’s based on the Bible verse in James. James…

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Living and Praying a Thankful Life

How do we give thanks in prayer when our personal lives and our nation are in such unsettling times?  Here are some guidelines to help you say prayers of thanksgiving even during difficult life situations. 1.  Reasons for giving thanks are all around you. Child custody battles, heart attacks, financial crisis, the death of a loved…

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Prayers of Encouragement

When we are going through problems and challenges, we all need prayers of encouragement.  Here’s how to use the power of prayer to encourage the discouraged. How to do this prayer practice: 1.  Meditate on the ways others have encouraged you.  Think through your own experiences to times when someone encouraged you when you needed…

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Spending Quality Time with God…Just Because He’s God

When our prayer times become crowded with too many requests squeezed into too little time, this poetic prayer by Merissa Lee Kelley helps us learn the art of enjoying God’s company and resting in His embrace via quality prayer time that is “beneficial and healthy to our spiritual, emotional and physical well being.” Merissa’s Story…

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The Benedicite Prayer Praising God

This prayer of praise helps us join with all of creation in praising God.  It is used in the traditional Liturgy of Hours and in church worship service. The English Version Bless the Lord all you works of the Lord: sing his praise and exalt him for ever. Bless the Lord you heavens: sing his…

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A Biblical Prayer of Confession

Are you having trouble finding the right words to say to confess that you have made mistakes, done the wrong things and need God to forgive you and help you have a fresh start?  his prayer from the Bible verse in Psalm 32:1-7 is a powerful one to use as a personal prayer of confession.…

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