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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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God always answers

The news headline read, “Answered prayers!” Does that well-intentioned declaration really testify to the completely awesome work of God? Or does it lead someone…

Living My Faith

Make us bold to pray

Which of these scenarios best describes your relationship with God? Scenario #1—The scene is a courtroom. God, the judge robed in black, takes his…

Prayer

Going in the ditch

On the way to school one snowy morning, my kids hit a slippery patch and slid off the road. Now, the kids were fine…

Prayer

Does God always give good gifts?

Jimmy asks his dad for some eggs for breakfast. Dad gets out of bed, lumbers over to the refrigerator, pulls out a live scorpion,…

Living My Faith

Ask God to give you himself

“Enough about me; tell me more about you.” The desire to get to know someone more deeply signifies that a relationship is there. It’s…

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Instant gratification

What’s the longest you’ve had to wait for something? The year was 1980. My fifth-grade teacher had taken our whole class to see the…

Prayer

Start with the Lord

“Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In…

Life’s Challenges

The flip side of worry

I’m a world-class worrier. If it were an Olympic sport, I’d have a house full of gold medals. Nothing is off limits from my…

Life’s Challenges

A reliable, no-strings-attached network

One of the most annoying sounds in the world has to be the busy signal you get when you call and someone is on…

Prayer

Call on God

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson. What were the first…

Living My Faith

Tap into your willpower

“Habits eat willpower for breakfast.”—John Ortberg I was 33 years old when I completely gave up on the concept of New Year’s resolutions. I…

Prayer

We’ve got a lot to pray about

Jesus had the salvation of the world on his shoulders. He was about to give his life on a cross. Jesus was praying for…