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Matthew 6:5-15 – Pray then like this

If you want to know how to do something, learn from an expert. When it comes to prayer there is no doubt that Jesus is the master. This is perhaps the most well-known of all prayers, the Lord’s prayer. Take some time this week to meditate phrase by phrase on what is being prayed. I invite you to use this to guide your own prayers.

While this prayer is a wonderful example of rich content, just as important is the posture […]

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Daniel 9:1-19 – To the Lord belongs mercy

As we’ve been looking through various prayers in Scripture, you may have noticed that confession often features in the prayers of God’s people. When considering our sins, it is also helpful to consider the amazing promises He makes in His word. He promises us His peace, His comfort, His Spirit of love and power and self-control.

 

Do you trust that God is faithful to keep His promises? How often do you pray for the things that He has promised in His […]

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Jonah 2 – I called out to the Lord, out of my distress

In the ancient world it was thought that a god had power only in their own territory. So, if you travelled to a different region, you would no longer be accountable to your old deity, but would worship and make supplications before the local gods.

 

When God commanded Jonah to go out of the land of Israel and preach repentance to the people of Nineveh, Jonah headed as quickly as possible in the opposite direction. He was trying to run away […]

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1 Samuel 2:1-10 – My heart exalts in the Lord

Are you trusting in your circumstances? Is it easy for you to trust God and talk to Him when things are going well and you are feeling blessed, but He seems distant at other times when life it hard? This is something I struggle with. I think Hannah’s prayer is a helpful one. She went through a period of great anguish and heartache in not being able to bear children (see 1 Sam 1 – particularly verses 10 and 11). […]

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