And when you pray

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Pray with joy and thanksgiving.

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NOTE: We apologise, but due to a technical problem this recording does not include the last 5 minutes. Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4-7; James 1:2-8 Psalm 100 is an exhortation to joyfully come before the Lord with praise and thanksgiving. It’s an uplifting Psalm that highlights the enduring love and faithfulness of the Lord. Philippians 4 […]

Pray as you listen.

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1 Kings 19: 1-18. A sign of humility is a willingness to listen. Elijah had essentially run away to hide, feeling somewhat disgruntled that he had been working zealously for the Lord, but was now feeling got at by those around him. The Lord sought him out and asked Elijah to ready himself for a […]

Pray with humble devotion.

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2 Chronicles 7: 1-22, Acts 2: 42-47. It’s clear in 2 Chronicles that something is wrong. The people need to “turn from their wicked ways” and seek God’s forgiveness. As we read further into the passage it becomes clear that the Lord is calling His people back to total devotion to Him as they turn […]

Pray for all nations.

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Isaiah 56: 1-8. The declaration in verse 7 that “…my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations” encourages us to think as far beyond ourselves as we can whilst we pray. To be able to focus our prayers on “all nations” is definitely ambitious, but the size of the task mustn’t […]

Pray for empowerment.

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Acts 2: 1 – 41 As we come to celebrate the season of Pentecost we will be remembering specifically how the 12 disciples were told to wait, to pray and to be expectant for the arrival of the Holy Spirit. In the book of Acts we can see wonderful accounts of all the things the […]

Pray with a good heart.

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In the midst of all the great teaching in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1 – 7:29), Jesus said: “And when you pray…” (Matthew 6:5). When Luke records the disciples asking Jesus about prayer, His response began: “When you pray…” (Luke 11:2). There is nowhere in the Bible that describes prayer as a “maybe” […]