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All articles & reviews tagged with prayer

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December 2017
Articles > Evangelistic

The power of prayer

Hello, my story shows how wonderfully God answers prayer for our loved ones. My grandfather, whom I never met because he was killed in the First World War, became a Christian after he was married and had two sons. He prayed for his wife and family that they too would become believers, but he…

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October 2017
Articles > Guest column

Still not known

It is the glorious privilege of every believer to be able to say, ‘I know the Lord’. But how well do we know him? That is the issue we began to look at last month. The Saviour is ever with us, as he promised, and his Spirit is ever active within us. Yet our…

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September 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Talking to yourself

I have heard it said that talking to oneself is the first sign of madness. Well, if that is the case, then I am mad! And, I sincerely hope that there are many more mad people who are reading this article! I have often talked to myself. Is that such a bad thing? I…

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August 2017
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Teach us how not to pray

‘But He has to do it; it says so in His Word!’ I’m pretty sure it was the worst prayer meeting I’ve ever attended! A friend had mentioned how people in the flat above were making life intolerable with their door-slamming, aggressive language and loud music. At the end of her tether, she needed…

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News

June 2017
News > International

Cape Town prayer

Hundreds of thousands of South African Christians gathered for a prayer meeting in Bloemfontein in April 2017 to pray for the country. According to a report from South African news agency Eyewitness News (EWN), the organisers of the ‘It’s Time’ prayer meeting had been expecting at least 1.7 million people to attend. Well known…

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May 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pestering God

How do we pray? We perhaps give a lot of thought to the content of our prayers, but much less to the manner of our prayers. ‘What do we pray for?’ is usually more important than ‘How do we pray?’ We know that there are conditions for our prayers to be answered, such as…

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Review

Reviews > Book

Teach Them to Pray: Cultivating God-Dependency in Your Church

How healthy is your mid-week prayer meeting? What proportion of your membership attends? Is there eager participation? Do people pray intelligently? What can church leaders do to improve the prayer life of the church? Paul Tautges says that ministers must get beyond simply telling their congregations to pray more. He encourages them to engage…

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