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Why Your Prayers Aren’t ‘Working’ | RELEVANT

I wish I could say that my prayer life is one defined by consistent authenticity and audacious faith. But if I’m being honest Prayer is one of the places I struggle the most in my walk with God. I struggle with slowing down long enough to pray. I struggle with finding a quiet place and... Read more

Does God Really Hear My Prayers? – Girlfriends in God – September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020Does God Really Hear My Prayers?Gwen SmithTodays TruthI love the Lord, because He hears [and continues to hear] my voice and my supplications (my pleas, my cries, my specific needs). (Psalm 116:1, AMP)Friend to FriendHe left me on read. She left me on open. These are a few phrases young people use to describe... Read more

5-Year-Old Boy Prayers with National Guard Member amid Kentucky Derby Protests

5-Year-Old Boy Prayers with National Guard Member amid Kentucky Derby Protests During the Kentucky Derby Protests, a national guardsman was found on camera kneeling with a 5-year-old boy in prayer. The powerful moment reportedly brought strength to the soldiers there.The national guardsman, Dan Otterson, told Fox News that he was in tears. God sent a... Read more

4 Simple Prayers for Grief and the Grieving Heart

When tragedy strikes, we can pray through Scripture when we cant find our way through the fog of grief. Our world has been shaken. My husbands older brother and only sibling, Ken, dropped dead in his bathroom. We still dont know why. While we wait on autopsy results, we shake our heads in disbelief at... Read more

10 Prayers for When Pandemic Panic Is Rising

When the normal rhythms of a nascent spring were interrupted last March by the sudden appearance of Covid-19, we were thrust into a world of unknowns and uncertainty.Were now in month six of a season punctuated by more questions than answers. Like many of you, Ive been gauging daily stats and headline news as I weigh... Read more

Why Your Prayers Aren’t ‘Working’ | RELEVANT Magazine

I wish I could say that my prayer life is one defined by consistent authenticity and audacious faith. But if I’m being honest Prayer is one of the places I struggle the most in my walk with God. I struggle with slowing down long enough to pray. I struggle with finding a quiet place and... Read more

10 Verses to Guide Your Prayers for This Coronavirus School Year

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.When I think about the state of the world my kids have to grow... Read more

God Sized Prayers | Thoughts about God by Sylvia Gunter

In Isaiah 36-37 Hezekiah and his people are under a vicious attack. It would have been easy for Hezekiah to pray from his own perspective “the enemy is beating up on us. He is taunting us, telling us how defenceless and weak we are. We might as well give up. We can’t be saved. It’s... Read more

7 Prayers of Joyful Defiance in a Tired World

Defiance is a disposition to resist. The joy we have in Christ allows us to face adversity through the perspective of victory. Jesus has already defeated death. The strength of God sustains us when we are too tired to trudge through this world. The joy Jesus died to grant us is set apart from fleeting... Read more

Trump Sends Relief, Prayers to Iowa following Derecho Storm That Left 4 Dead

Trump Sends Relief, Prayers to Iowa following Derecho Storm That Left 4 Dead President Trump is extending federal assistance to the people of Iowa after a brutal windstorm that hit the state last week inflicted severe damage to buildings, crops and farmland. At least four people were killed in the storm as well, the Seattle... Read more

10 Gentle Prayers to Check Your Heart

Lately Ive battled more than a few urges to spout off a harsh response. Scrolling through social media, I can feel the anger pulsing deep inside. I know a gentle word turns away wrath and all that (Proverbs 15:1). But I wonder. Maybe if I could just pound out a few pointed words on the... Read more

Bindi Irwin Announces Pregnancy, Asks for Prayers for Her Future Baby

Bindi Irwin Announces Pregnancy, Asks for Prayers for Her Future Baby A sweet photo announcing the Bindi Irwin pregnancy came less than 5 months after her wedding with Chandler Powell. And what a blessing for the newlyweds!Since the death of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin in 2006, the world has watched his family... Read more

5 Prayers for Discovering Hidden Strength

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, (Ephesians 3:16)Father,When someone attacks someone we love, it is our gut reaction to jump to their defense. Guide us, Father, in our pursuit of righteousness. Its important for us to fight injustices, to live... Read more

Prayers for Beirut after huge blast leaves at least 100 dead

The aftermath of the explosion(Photo: Sky News)Christians are being asked to pray for victims and their loved ones after a gigantic blast tore through Beirut's port area on Tuesday night, killing at least a hundred people and injuring thousands. The Middle East Council of Churches said it was "devastated Beirut is facing a tragedy".  "Let's... Read more

A Week of Prayers for Hearing from God

God speaks to us in different ways. Sometimes we hear that still small voice, gently whispering to us (1 Kings 19:12 NKJV). Sometimes its a louder voice, directing our circumstances, This is the way you should go... (Isaiah 30:21 NLT) We also hear God as we read His word, which is alive and powerful (Hebrews... Read more

5 Prayers for Children

Prayers for the Day The following prayers are from The Primer (1652) by John Owen and can be used to give children a framework for talking to the Lord in prayer about any and everything, at all times of day. Though the language of the prayer may require some explanation, the themes and attitudes serve... Read more

4 Reasons Why God Doesn’t Always Answer Prayers for Healing

4. His Ways Are Not Our Ways For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)Is it difficult to trust that God knows best? How many... Read more

‘God Is Listening’: Herman Cain Expresses Gratitude for Prayers following COVID-19 Diagnosis

'God Is Listening': Herman Cain Expresses Gratitude for Prayers following COVID-19 Diagnosis Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was recently infected with COVID-19 but is gradually recovering in an Atlanta-based hospital.His team has been posting updates on Herman Cains official Twitter account since the initial announcement last Thursday, according to the Christian Post.Cain,... Read more

Humble Prayers for Healing America

America is hurting. Pandemics, racial inequalities, job loss, and political division have caused great suffering. We are called to be salt and light on the earth. As Christians, we can begin healing our land through prayer and action. Let us come together not just by words but a faith that produces works. The love and... Read more

10 Prayers for Finding your Purpose

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Sometimes we can be so busy with our lives that we forget the more meaningful purpose behind it all. God has shaped and prepared us to play a unique role in each step of our story. The reason we are here on this earth is for so much more than... Read more

Prayers of Strength for Those Suffering from Addiction

News stations and newspapers report the damage and destruction. Loving and caring family and friends, well-educated doctors of all kinds, and counselors and caregivers attempt to hold back the storm. Yet, in 2017 over 19 million people gave in to the siren of addiction, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).... Read more

7 Beautiful Prayers for Strength for a Friend

Jessica Van Roekel Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer If your friend needs strength, pray for them to receive spiritual strength and comfort from God. May these prayers for a friend help to express your gratitude and support for those close to you needing strength.Prayer is the way we communicate with God. It indicates a back and forth... Read more

3 Powerful Prayers about Anger

We know from reading Scripture that God grows angryHe was furious when His people forgot Him and crafted idols (Deuteronomy 21:19), when Solomon turned his heart away (1 Kings 11:9), and when the Israelites and Judeans refused to listen to His commands (Jeremiah 32:31-33). Jesus grew angry when the people used Gods temple for personal... Read more

Prayers after three killed in Reading stabbing; Attack being treating as terror-related

(Photo: Reuters)The Bishop of Reading has spoken of her sadness over the death of three people in a stabbing attack in Reading on Saturday night.  Three more were seriously injured in the attack in Forbury Gardens at about 19:00 BST.  A 25-year-old man was detained at the scene and arrested for murder after reportedly being... Read more

Prayers after three killed in Reading stabbing

(Photo: Reuters)The Bishop of Reading has spoken of her sadness over the death of three people in a stabbing attack in Reading on Saturday night. Three more were seriously injured in the attack in Forbury Gardens at about 19:00 BST.  A 25-year-old man from Reading was detained at the scene and arrested for murder after reportedly... Read more

5 Prayers for Justice in the Midst of Injustice

George Floyd, 47, died at a local hospital on Monday [May 25, 2020] after being arrested and pinned to the pavement outside of a convenience store where it was suspected that he used a fake $20 bill, the Star Tribune reports. Floyd was pinned by an officer on the neck for at least six minutes.I cant breathe,... Read more

4 Prayers for Unity in All Circumstances

Often in times of greatest need, we may find ourselves giving way to the stress and strain by battling one another; forgetting who the real enemy is. Harsh words spoken, friendships broken; we choose sides and draw lines. Feelings get hurt. Betrayal runs deep. It gets harder to forgive and keep moving forward. And sometimes... Read more

5 Prayers That Battle Negative Thoughts in Isolation

Crystal Caudill iBelieve Contributing Writer For most people, the long-term isolation that COVID-19 has imposed is a new and difficult struggle. Every aspect of our lives has been affected, and it leaves us emotionally vulnerable to negative thoughts. While it is perfectly normal and acceptable to experience these thoughts, it is crucial to be intentional... Read more

Coronavirus: ‘Miracle’ mother cheats death after 77 days in ICU, testifies ‘Power of God through prayers’

Lee and medical staff at Charite hospitalA woman who made a miraculous recovery from COVID-19 after teetering on the brink of death for months in ICU thanks God and church parishioners, saying her recovery was by the power of God through their prayers.Jayoung Lee, 38, was finally wheeled to a rehabilitation center on Monday after... Read more

10 Prayers from Psalms to Set Your Mind on Jesus in the Morning

There is a gray chair that sits in the corner of our living room. On the floor next to it is a stack of books Im currently reading through as well as a Chronological Bible Im determined to finish this year. It has become a well known unwritten rule in our house that it is... Read more