Tag Archives: Prayer

Fasting | A Prayerful Practice

Bennett Gibson helps us prepare to fast on Good Friday Have you ever tried to fast? How hard was it to accomplish? I’ve fasted many times in my life (sometimes unsuccessfully), and I can say it’s not easy. To be … Continue reading

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Prayer as an Expression of Love

I recently made friends with a Christian in a distant country (aren’t e-mail and Skype terrific?!), and in the course of our friendship she asked for prayer for some members of her extended family, because they were in the midst … Continue reading

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Prayer, the Soul’s Blood

In his first poem on prayer, George Herbert (1593–1633) refers to prayer as the soul’s blood. What can he mean by this? Two things, I think. First, I think he means that, just as the blood is one of the … Continue reading

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Resource: Prayer

Prayer is an opportunity to sit down with the Creator of the universe, not merely some rote chore to be “performed” before each meal. Nowhere else in the world do we get this kind of easy access to power! The … Continue reading

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