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Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. — Matthew 6:8 Have you ever felt that Heaven has shut the door on you? Have you ever thought, God ...

Pleading with Confidence

Is faith a gift that some people have been given and others have not? No, faith is a choice. There’s an old story, a favorite of mine, about a veteran ...

God Is Holding Your Hand

Breathe Deep and Know: You can give the worries you’re holding to the One who holds you in His hands. He is there to help you. Have you ever been ...

Storm

/ˈstȯrm/ noun a disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually by rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning The rain came down, the streams rose, and the ...

Grief Recovery Tool Kit

During a crisis, it is important to have the proper tools and equipment at your disposal. For the next few weeks, you will be introduced to several “tools” that will ...

How to Stay in Love with God

A few years ago, we sat with a younger couple over dessert — listening to their lives, learning them. Fifteen years and six kids separated us (they had none). Our ...

God No

Sometimes God says no. Let’s look at two examples. The first is silly and the other quite serious. In the movie Bruce Almighty, Jim Carrey plays the title character, Bruce, ...

Step 1: Consult Your Friend Jesus

If my life proves anything, it’s that we often approach the Lord with our minds already made up. In those instances, we’re actually not engaging Jesus at all; we’re asking ...

Books on Prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. — Philippians 4:6 Ask, seek, knock. (Matthew 7:7) There are ...

Teach Your Kids to Pray This Summer

School’s out! Kids are home splashing in the pool, running in the sprinklers, and your fridge is probably full of popsicles. Mine is!  Summer is a fantastic time to focus ...

The Power of Connection

I am the vine; you are the branches. — John 15:5 People used to say my father and I favored each other. They said I had my dad’s smile (which ...

5 Studies on Prayer

Philippians 4:6-7 tells us that we shouldn’t be anxious about anything but pray about everything. Ev.er.y.thing! Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with ...

Thanks, Just the Word Lifts the Spirit

I’m thankful for…Andy. He’s the dog Denalyn rescued from the shelter. Rangy as a coyote when we got him. He’s chubby now. He jumps into bed with us every morning ...

Emotions of Grief

Editor's note: Grief that comes with loss is overwhelming. Emotions are so heavy, we can stagger beneath the weight. Scripture becomes even more precious during bereavement. Lean in with this excerpt ...

Faith Is the Answer to Fear

~ Dominique Sachse So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold ...

Why Jesus Prayed

I look first to Jesus for clues to the mysteries of faith, and regarding prayer He did not seem to share some of my biggest struggles. He never wondered whether ...

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The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study with Chrystal Evans Hurst

The 28-Day Prayer Journey Online Bible Study with Chrystal Evans Hurst

Learn to pray and experience intimacy with God like never before! Join author Chrystal Evans Hurst as we walk through four postures of personal prayer called out in Scripture with the acronym P.R.A.Y. — thanksgiving & praise (P), repentance (R), requesting/asking (A), yielding (Y). Reserve your spot now and receive free access to 5 study videos and other free prayer resources when you sign up. Study starts 10/24!