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Ways to Pray

Using Powerful, Quick Arrow Prayers

Arrow prayers are an effective means of receiving God’s help at a moment’s notice in the middle of any life situation. Arrow prayers are quick short sentence prayers asking for God’s help while we’re in the middle of a crisis, problem or daily activity. Other common names for arrow prayers include bullet prayers, flash prayers,…

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What to Pray in a Public Meeting

What should you pray if you are offering a prayer at a public meeting?  Public prayers are often customary to begin meetings or events, such as prayers at city council meetings, prayers to begin legislature sessions, prayers at commencement ceremonies, prayers to begin a nonprofit board meeting,  inauguration prayers, memorial service prayers or prayers of…

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Crisis Praying: Hiding Place Prayer

The secret to overcoming stress and anxiety from a huge life crisis or problem is to use hiding place prayer to escape to a physical or mental hiding place where you feel God’s protection and help. Here is a list of things for which hiding place prayer works: overcoming mental, physical or emotional problems, overcoming…

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How to Use Supportive Prayer with Someone Going through a Life Crisis

Often when someone we know is going through a life crisis we may formally or informally enter into a supportive, care giving relationship with them to help them through.  Using effective prayer strategies is essential.  If you are a pastor,  Stephen Minister, mentor, counselor or caring friend of someone in a life crisis, here are…

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Praying in Communion with the Saints

Praying with or to the Saints is a traditional way to pray in the strength of “the communion of saints” or those virtuous Christians who have gone before us and who now live eternally in heaven. 1.  Become educated about saints. We Catholics celebrate “All Saints Day” every November 1st. On this holy day we…

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Creating a Celtic Prayer Table to Celebrate the Seasons

A wonderfully visual and interactive way to celebrate the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter seasons or Earth Day with prayer is to create an interactive Celtic-inspired prayer table focal point rich with symbolism and meaning. How to do this prayer practice: I have been decorating my home for the seasons for years and as a…

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Spiritual Adrenaline Prayer

We experience what I call Spiritual Adrenaline when life situations or even the process of praying about problems cause us to experience intense feelings of heightened anxiety, hurt, anger or a sense of  injustice.  Because this can cause actual physical stress responses in us, we need to learn how to pray problems into God’s hands…

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