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Pray for God’s favor

Pray for God’s favor

One moment of God’s favor will do more for you than a lifetime of striving. Through the favor of God, Ruth went from being a penniless widow to becoming the wife of Boaz, a wealthy man. It’s what made Esther a queen and positioned her to save the Jewish nation. As you begin ...

Bob Gass

August 14th, 2017

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When Jesus prayed (5)

When Jesus prayed (5)

Jesus prayed before He faced the greatest crisis in His life. The Bible says: ‘Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place… He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are ...

Bob Gass

June 30th, 2017

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When Jesus prayed (4)

When Jesus prayed (4)

Jesus prayed when He was concerned about the people He loved. He told Peter: ‘Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you…that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.’ And Peter did turn back. The disciple who ...

Bob Gass

June 29th, 2017

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When Jesus prayed (3)

When Jesus prayed (3)

Let’s look at another point at which Jesus prayed: when the pressures and expectations of others threatened to derail God’s plan for His life. The Bible says: ‘While it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and ...

Bob Gass

June 28th, 2017

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When Jesus prayed (2)

When Jesus prayed (2)

By failing to pray – you set yourself up to fail. The reason Jesus never failed is because He never failed to pray. Note the times when He prayed: when His heart was heavy. During His ministry on earth, His cousin John the Baptist was arrested and publicly beheaded for ...

Bob Gass

June 27th, 2017

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When Jesus prayed (1)

When Jesus prayed (1)

If you want to know about prayer, examine the life of Jesus: 1) He prayed when the pressures of life increased. ‘News about him spread…so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed…But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed’ (vv.15-16 NIV 2011 ...

Bob Gass

June 26th, 2017

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (4)

LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (4)

Your prayer style should be consistent with the way God designed you. Yes, you can learn from people who are more experienced in prayer than you are, but you need to be careful not to make them your standard, or become a prayer “clone.” It’s wrong to force yourself to do ...

Bob Gass

April 28th, 2017

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (3)

LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (3)

God is far too creative to insist that every person interact with Him in exactly the same way. He designed each of us differently. There are prayer principles that apply to all of us, but God leads each of us as individuals. We are all at different places in our walk with ...

Bob Gass

April 27th, 2017

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (2)

LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (2)

One of the dangers of being involved in God’s work is that you can go for weeks, or even months without praying. In a survey of a thousand pastors, half acknowledged that they often went for long periods without taking time to pray. They didn’t have a personal prayer life ...

Bob Gass

April 26th, 2017

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LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (1)

LORD, TEACH ME TO PRAY (1)

In his book, With Christ in the School of Prayer, Andrew Murray writes: “None can teach like Jesus…therefore we call on Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’ A pupil needs a teacher who knows his work, who has the gift of teaching, who in patience and love will descend to the ...

Bob Gass

April 25th, 2017

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