Tag Archives: 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Let Us Pray

Today is the National Day of Prayer. While the Bible urges us to “pray continually” (1 Thess.5:17), many of us could use reminders that we need to talk to God more regularly and more meaningfully. Occasionally I will read a … Continue reading

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Praying for Each Other

Many people are wondering what to do with their extra time as we stay at home in an effort to combat the coronavirus. During this pandemic we are urged to avoid going out in public. By isolating ourselves, we can … Continue reading

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How Does It Work?

A story is told about a young soldier who was fighting on the front line in Europe during World War II. He jumped into a foxhole to avoid the bullets that were whizzing over his head. Wishing the foxhole were … Continue reading

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Always Praying

1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray continually.” How can we do that? What does it even mean, anyway, to “pray continually”? Here is what Mandy Smith says about the matter—“Having a daily time of prayer is essential, but we must be … Continue reading

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Inviting God to Participate

The great baseball catcher Yogi Berra was involved in a ball game in which the score was tied, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The batter from the opposing team stepped up to the batter’s box … Continue reading

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Positions for Prayer

Three preachers were talking about prayer, especially the most effective position for prayer. As they were talking, a telephone repairman was working on the phone system in the background. One minister said that he felt the key to a prayerful … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray

A city-slicker went to the countryside to visit his cousin, who owned and operated a farm. When they sat down to the table for dinner, the farmer bowed his head and gave thanks for the meal. His sophisticated relative said with … Continue reading

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The Importance of Prayer

Some vandals once broke into a church building and set it on fire. It just so happened that a group of men in the congregation were scheduled to gather at the church to pray early that morning. When they got … Continue reading

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Be Safe!

George Vandeman wrote about a young man who was making his first climb in the Alps, accompanied by two experienced guides. It was a steep, hazardous ascent, but the young man felt secure with one guide ahead of him and … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray

Max Lucado shares these words of wisdom concerning prayer: “Do you want to know how to deepen your prayer life? Pray. Don’t prepare to pray. Just pray. Don’t read about prayer. Just pray. Don’t attend a lecture on prayer or … Continue reading

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