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Don’t Get in a Hurry in the Prayer Closet

If we want God to speak to us through His Word, we can not be in a hurry in the prayer closet. In the previous post, we saw that prayer is a two-way conversation—not a time when we present a monologue to God. It’s a time of dialogue where we talk to God and He talks to us through His Word. Hearing God often means lingering before Him and waiting to hear what He has to say. Give God a Chance... read more

Prayer is a Two-Way Conversation

Are you getting alone with God each day to pray? When you do, are you not only talking to God, you’re also listening to Him speak to you? Prayer is a two-way conversation. It’s a time when we talk to God and He talks to us. A Two-Way Conversation Time and again scripture exhorts us to bring our requests to God in prayer. But we must remember that prayer is communion. It is a conversation.... read more

Get Alone with God: The Religion of the Closet

Do you have a gnawing ache to get alone with God? Do you, like Jesus, make it a habit to withdraw to a solitary place to pray? Getting alone with God to pray is what Jonathan Edwards calls the “religion of the closet.” The Religion of the Closet Jonathan Edwards writes, A true Christian doubtless delights in religious fellowship, and Christian conversation, and finds much to affect his heart... read more

Praying with Heaven and Earth at Your Disposal

Charles Spurgeon said, “He who knows how to overcome with God in prayer has heaven and earth at his disposal.” 1 Would you like to know how to pray God’s will with authority—and therefore have heaven and earth at your disposal, for the glory and the kingdom of God? The Confidence We Have “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to... read more

Fasting Day 8: Fresh Inspiration from the Archives

Fasting Day Eight Posts from the Archives: Grace for the Race Praying for Government Leaders (3): A Guide to Praying for Your Country Gaining Thirst … Feeding Faith, Part Two … Brokenness, Part One … God Fills the Hungry … –   Fasting Day 8: Grace for the Race Congratulations, Pursuit 21 fasters! You’re one-third of the way through your fast — there are... read more

Deepening and Strengthening Prayer: A Little Motivation, Part Five

Has your prayer life been puny lately? Have you struggled to make prayer a priority? Do you feel that praying is futile because God won’t answer? In Parts One, Two, Three and Four of A Little Motivation, we began taking a look at some of the actions you’re taking before God when you fast—and in turn, how you can expect Him to respond. We saw that when you fast you are: Seeking... read more

Tasting and Taking Refuge: A Little Motivation, Part Four

What problem is causing you to feel hopeless? Where are you turning for an answer? There is a refuge where you can find indescribable peace and the solution to your difficulty. In Parts One, Two and Three of  A Little Motivation, we began taking a look at some of the actions you’re taking before God when you fast—and in turn, how you can expect Him to respond. We saw that when you fast you... read more

Breaking Barriers to the Spirit’s Power: A Little Motivation, Part Three

Do you want God to do immeasurably more than all you could ask or imagine? Would you like Him to work unhindered through your prayers? Certainly! But there is a prerequisite to this. Perhaps it is a step you’re already taking…. In Parts One and Two of  A Little Motivation, we began taking a look at some of the actions you’re taking before God when you fast—and in turn, how you... read more

Be Sure to Begin Your Fast with Repentance

The importance of beginning a Biblical fast with repentance cannot be overstated. If we continue fasting with unconfessed sin, God might not hear our plea. More importantly, because it grieves and quenches the Holy Spirit, sin can keep us from hearing God!  Unconfessed sin hinders our worship and prevents us from enjoying communion with our Heavenly Father during these three weeks. And it causes us... read more

Declaring Our Helplessness and Hope in God: A Little Motivation, Part Two

It can be challenging to keep your fast during the first few days. Your body and appetite are adjusting. You’re hungry, you crave comfort foods, and depending on the type of fast, your body may be weak. So it’s helpful to have a little extra motivation these first few days. It’s beneficial to be reminded of what actions you’re taking before God when you fast—and in turn, how... read more
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