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Because of Jesus, we can approach our Father in heaven in prayer anytime and anywhere. He doesn’t care about the right words. We can never bug him too much. As God’s children, we have confidence that he will hear and answer us every time.

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Pray Like a Pro: But My Prayers Are Unanswered

When life seems unfair and we’re crying out to God in prayer, why does he take so long to bring about justice? Why do we need to keep knocking and keep praying? Pastor Mike says there is a reason why Jesus makes us wait.

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Silence

I pray. I pray and I pray. Silence.   I yell. I yell and I yell. Silence louder still.   My daughter once told…

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Ask for more

If someone offered you a blank check, how much would you ask for? I suppose the answer would depend on the person who owned…

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Pray Like a Pro: How to Avoid Pretensions and Babbling

Prayer should be simple, right? You talk; God listens. But it’s not always that easy because there are two big dangers that happen when you try to pray. How do you avoid them? Fortunately for us, Jesus pointed out these problems and then gave brilliant solutions like only he could.

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How Prayer Really Works

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Jon talks about the power of prayer by looking at an experiment that tests prayer.

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So . . . Does Prayer Work?

Spoiler: The focus is not on the results of prayers.

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How Specific Should Prayer Be?

Are we supposed to be specific in our prayers? Well, Pastor Jon says, remember who our God is.

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Wrong Way to Pray?

If it doesn’t seem like our prayers are working, it’s tempting to think we’re doing it wrong and we need to earn God’s attention and favor. Here’s how we can be confident in our prayers, Pastor Jon says.

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Don’t call me Grandpa

One of my early thrills of grandparenting was choosing a grandparent nickname.  Now, I called my own grandparents Grandpa and Grandma. Titles, really. So…

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The High Stakes of Prayer

We’re very quick to pray when the stakes are high—when it’s our health, our security, and our protection that are on the line. But the stakes are actually much higher than the good results we want.

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Apparently Prayer Doesn’t Work?

“Thoughts and prayers.” When there’s an awful tragedy and we offer our thoughts and prayers, the power of prayer sometimes gets called into question. And so what should we actually expect when we pray?

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Pray Like a Pro: Be Like a Helpless Child

If you had to grade your prayer life, what would you give yourself? If there’s room to improve, what can you do? There’s a simple truth, Pastor Mike says, that will bring you one step closer to the prayer life so many of us crave.