My Prayer Experiences

Crying on Palm Sunday? Follow Jesus Down the Mount of Olives

Our Palm Sunday Prayer was written to help you welcome Jesus Christ with thanksgiving and praise as residents of Jerusalem did thousands of years ago.  However Palm Sunday is also connected with tears for people who have not responded to Christ’s love. On a prayer pilgrimage to Jerusalem several years I was first introduced to…

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Would You Like to Try Fasting and Prayer?

Have you ever tried fasting and prayer?  In the past I haven’t really made fasting a regular part of my  prayer life, but when I have, I’ve found that fasting is effective in helping me remember the things that I need God’s help in handling. Skipping breakfast Recently I was fasting because I had a…

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Praying on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday? Surprising Reasons Why

We don’t often connect prayer with Mardi Gras.  Today it’s celebrated as a fun festival with parades and parties.  But the final day, called Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, has its roots in church history.  It’s the day before Ash Wednesday when Christians traditionally enter a 40 day period of self examination, fasting, prayer and…

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How much do you need a prayer chapel?

You may not know it, but you really need a prayer chapel.  When was the last time you found a place where just stepping inside for a moment calmed you and centered you and helped you feel that God was there? A few years back our church completed a building renovation that included the creation…

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Praying about Tragedy? How do you do it?

Are you praying about tragedy?  Have you ever been asked to pray about a tragic situation that makes you feel incredibly sad and helpless?     “Please pray for a friend whose son just died of a drug overdose,” a member of our adult Sunday school class said this week during prayer request time.  As he told…

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Should you pray over every detail of a big situation every day?

One of our readers who was interested in trying our prayer to find your soul mate wrote and asked me whether she should pray the whole prayer every day. That’s a great question because this prayer is quite detailed! That’s because the prayer helps you have a prayerful conversation with God as to what qualities…

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