Prayer

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I Don't See the Point of Praying When God Knows Everything

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Remember how, at the start of your Christian walk, you were diligent to pray whenever you could, because prayer seemed like the most instinctive and comforting thing to do? But maybe over the years, praying has become harder. You feel like you don't know what to say, and if you do think of something to pray for, you also don't know what to expect, what the outcome will be. Besides, do we really have to say it out loud if God already knows what we're thinking? Does it really matter if we pray?
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How Do We Fix Our Eyes on Jesus When We Can't See Him?

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American life coach Martha Beck describes life this way, “Your life follows your attention. Wherever you look, you end up going.” This is not unlike how we direct our spiritual gaze. However, how do we constantly look to Jesus, whom we cannot see?
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Why We Should Stop Being "Resilient"

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Millions of people are working excessive hours, which has been normalised to the point that burnout has become commonplace. All of this raises two questions for me: Why are we working so hard that so many of us are burning out? What’s the solution?
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A Prayer for Peace

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Reading about wars in distant lands can make us feel helpless, especially when we feel unable to do anything practical to help those caught in the crosshairs of conflict. 
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5 Ways to Keep Ourselves Rooted in God's Word

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There are many things that make it challenging for us to read God’s Word. Often we think it’s because we don’t have time, but perhaps the more accurate reason is we often feel too tired.
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Be Patient with Your Slow Spiritual Growth

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I recently talked with my mentor about how frustratingly slow my sanctification can be. Even when I know in my head that something is true, it doesn’t always shape my heart or steer my hands.
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How to Rely on God in the Workplace

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You don’t have to be in the workplace for too long before challenges come your way. A difficult colleague, a demanding boss, an overwhelming workload. Hardships steer us to rely on God, and to ask, “What can God do?” instead of “What can I do?”.
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4 Things We Don't Need to Do When We Pray

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Here are a few things we often think we should or shouldn’t be doing when we pray, but they actually matter less than we think.
Where is God When Our Prayers Go "Unanswered"?

Where Is God When Our Prayers Go “Unanswered”?

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We love stories of God working wonders in response to humble prayers–but what do we do when our prayers seemingly go “unanswered”, or God doesn’t quite respond in the way we had hoped He would?