Spiritual Growth

Attitude Makeover

Happiness is based on having a positive attitude.  Sometimes our hidden attitude problems cause us to be unhappy, especially in our relationships with God and others and in our feelings of self worth.  Here is a prayer for you that uses Bible verses to help you change your attitude so you can receive God’s help…

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Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways! Reclothe us in our rightful mind; In purer lives Thy service find; In deeper reverence praise. In simple trust like theirs who heard, Beside the Syrian sea, The gracious calling of the Lord, Let us, like them without a word,…

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Praying to Receive the Power of God’s Holy Spirit

Receiving the power or the release of the Holy Spirit often comes through the means of prayer.  If you haven’t yet been baptized in the Spirit, what should you do?  Here are some guidelines. How to do this prayer practice  1.  Meditate on the power of the promise that Jesus made that believers would receive…

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Praying to Experience Conversion and Spiritual Growth

As we grow up, too often we fall into the trap of seeing religion as rituals and not as a personal experience of a living faith centered on a love relationship with Christ.   Here are prayer steps you can take toward experiencing conversion and spiritual growth. How to do this prayer practice 1. Pray that…

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Using Prayer to Make Positve Personal Changes that Improve Your Life

There is a short prayer in Psalm 139 right out of the Bible that will bring about some dramatic, positive changes in your life. Caution: This prayer will challenge your comfort level! 1.       Read Psalm 139:23-24 I prayed this prayer when my family and marriage were in danger of falling apart. I asked God what…

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A Private Prayer of Humility

A PRIVATE LITANY OF HUMILITY Adapted from a prayer by Rafael, Cardinal Merry Del Val From the desire of being praised, deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being honored, deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being preferred, deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being consulted, deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of…

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The Hammock of Hope Prayer

This prayer by Holly Grantham helps us express ourselves to God when we have been on difficult life journeys and feel that we are stuck in despair. The Hammock of Hope Lord, The road has been long, the journey difficult.  More often than not, I have found myself dipping my toes…my legs…my body…into pools of…

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Praying Through Anger

Recently, someone asked me “how do you pray when you are angry?”  A provocative question for sure since anger seems to block any desire to pray.  I’ve developed a way to pray through anger by using the example of what Christ did when He was angry.   How to pray this way: 1.  Remind yourself…

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Prayer For Strength

This prayer for strength is based on the Scripture passage of Hebrews 12:1,2.  It helps us draw on the example of those around us who persevered with faith despite obstacles.  It can be used for group prayer or personal prayer. Prayer for Strength Dear Heavenly Father we come before you today asking for strength.  Many…

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The Early Believers’ Prayer for Boldness to Speak

In the fourth chapter of the book of Acts in the Bible, a remarkable prayer for boldness to speak God’s word is recorded that we can use as a model today. Background of the Prayer Prior to this prayer, Peter and John had been jailed overnight by the religious authorities.   The two had performed…

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