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All articles & reviews tagged with prayer

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February 2019
Articles > World Mission > Africa > Eastern Africa > Mozambique

Mozambique: Visit from the Former Vice Minister of Health

When I arrived in Mozambique back in 1990 the government was still Marxist and aligned with the former Soviet Union. Throughout the 1980s the nation was the poorest country on earth. At the beginning of that decade, only two countries had fewer doctors per capita than Mozambique. So Americans were rare and trained surgeons…

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November 2018
Articles > Guest column

The means of grace (3)

When you are weak in your faith, where do you go for strength? When you are discouraged, what are your sources of encouragement? When you doubt, struggle and need God’s help, when and where and how do you find it? Our world, and even the church, offers many and varied solutions to our problems:…

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October 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The ‘problem’ of unanswered prayer

‘Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, for things agreeable to his will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgement of his mercies’. So states the Shorter Catechism, Q. 98. Its answer to the question ‘What is prayer?’ here is hard to better. Prayer is…

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September 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

Praise and prayer: reflections on Psalm 134

Psalm 134, which has only three verses, is the last of the fifteen psalms with the heading ‘A Song of Ascents’ (ESV).  In the Jewish Scriptures the headings were part of the Psalms. The pilgrims sang these psalms when they travelled to Jerusalem for worship. As they ascended up to Jerusalem they lifted up…

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Reviews > Book

Praying for the World: Understanding God’s Heart for the Nations

This book aims to encourage prayer for the world. It provides a series of 60 daily readings, divided into three sections of varying length. Each section, allocated to one of the contributing authors, takes a different perspective on prayer. In addition, there is a brief daily reflection from the writings of J. Hudson Taylor…

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August 2018
Reviews > Book

Do you pray? A question for everybody (J C Ryle series)

It is to be welcomed that EP Books has republished three of JC Ryle’s lesser-known short tracts. The subject of this one is a vital question: ‘Do you pray?’ As always, Ryle gets to the heart of the matter and the reader soon realises that the real question is, ‘Are you a Christian?’ Ryle…

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July 2018
Reviews > Book

Prayers of the Bible: 366 Devotionals to Encourage Your Prayer Life

Books of daily devotional readings are not for everyone. Many such books are already available and this one may seem intimidating at over 700 pages. Readers should not be put off, however. It distils more than 30 years of prayer meeting addresses by Gordon Keddie. This is a worthwhile and helpful volume, containing a…

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