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REVIEW: Try Praying & Just Pray

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Wether you’ve been a Christian since birth, or are still unsure about your faith, prayer and talking to God is a very important part of being a Christian. In last week’s post on prayer, we explored the importance of prayer and the three steps to effective prayer. I’m sure many of you, myself included, often find yourself in the situation where you either don’t have the time for prayer, or don’t know how to start. If this is you, then in this post I will be reviewing two new Christian sites to do with prayer. One (Just Pray) which makes starting prayer as easy ABC and another site which is aimed at those still unsure in their faith, or nonreligious. The latter (Try Praying), is a great resource which makes prayer both simple and effective. Continue reading, to discover more about these sites, the pros and cons, and which one is for you.  Continue reading REVIEW: Try Praying & Just Pray

Talking to God: Prayer

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How strong is your relationship with God? How often do you talk to God? – Well, talking to God, spending time with him, and understanding him will help you grow in your relationship with God. In this post, we will be discovering the ways prayer can help you grow in your relationship with God, what the Bible says about it too and discover the meaning behind the story of Samuel, who heard God calling him while he was asleep. We will also look at the three important steps in prayer; asking for forgiveness, presenting your requests and being thankful.  Continue reading Talking to God: Prayer

Prayer in everyday situations – Part 1

Prayer is the communication between you and God.  As a child it get’s described as a phone call between you and God. I think this is a great description as it reminds you that prayer can be used throughout daily life, anywhere, any place and any time.

We phone people for lots of reasons; to say thank you, sorry, ask questions and for help. We can also pray for all of these. However often things get in the way; family, friends, work and school. Often we forget to pray or just can’t be bothered to take the time out of daily life to pray.

If you look at the bible Jesus takes time out to go and pray. Before Jesus was going to be arrested Jesus prayed to God even upon the cross Jesus prayed. Luke 23,34 says Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Jesus’s final words were a prayer before he died on the cross. Luke 23:46 says “Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. When he had said this, he breathed his last.” Even when Jesus was in the most excruciating pain he still prayed and talked to God.

The disciples asked Jesus how to pray and he tells them not to pray so everyone will listen and not to think they are better because they have a longer or fancier prayer but to make prayer a personal conversation between them and God.

If you have enjoyed reading this post, then we would thoroughly suggest you take a look our part 2, in which we continue to discuss the topic of prayer.