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A prayer for peace

A prayer for peace

Here is a prayer for peace: ‘Lord, Your Word says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee.” Your Word says, “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace” (Psalm 29:11 NIV 2011 Edition).

Bob Gass

September 27th, 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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Prayer is more than just words

Prayer is more than just words

Jesus said ‘”…when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you”‘ (Matthew 6:6 NASB). Just think about that for a moment. How many ...

Bob Gass

February 2nd, 2017

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Have you prayed about it?

Have you prayed about it?

Can you imagine walking into a restaurant and asking if your order is ready? ‘When did you call it in?’ the waiter asks. ‘Oh, I didn’t,’ you reply. ‘I just thought perhaps you might have something with my name on it.’ That’s as ridiculous as expecting God to answer prayer ...

Bob Gass

January 31st, 2017

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The power of intercessory prayer

The power of intercessory prayer

Sometimes God moves sovereignly, giving you neither notice nor explanation. Other times He moves only in answer to prayer. The prayers of Rees Howells, ‘the Welsh intercessor’, were so powerful that they’re credited with thwarting the Nazis and influencing certain events in ...

Bob Gass

December 11th, 2016

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A Prayer for Integrity

A Prayer for Integrity

If you’d told David that a day was coming when he’d commit adultery with Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba, and then have him murdered to cover it up, he’d probably have said, ‘No way!’ Nevertheless it happened. Forgiven, restored, and looking back on it, he wrote this prayer: ‘Joyful

Bob Gass

October 17th, 2016

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Groaning in Prayer

Groaning in Prayer

We usually think of groaning as something negative. But groaning in prayer is one of the most positive things we can do: ‘The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot ...

Bob Gass

September 10th, 2016

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