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Three basic steps for effective prayer

By Dave Henning / September 14, 2021

“Dispelling the assumption that prayer simply ‘comes naturally’ for Christians, [Jesus] asserted that prayer is an intentional, learned activity for God’s children.  In [Matthew 7:7-11], the Lord was quite simply showing the disciples the three basic steps for an effective prayer: ask, seek, and knock.”- Dr. Charles F. Stanley “Ask and it will be given […]


Amazon Prime deliveries = prayer?

By Dave Henning / March 16, 2021

“I’ve looked at prayers like Amazon Prime deliveries.  I want what’s delivered to look like what I expected and to arrive in record time. . . .  Then my prayers become orders I place, the answers as cheap as products, and the sender nothing more that a far-removed entity I give little thought to until […]


Effective prayer

By Dave Henning / April 27, 2016

“Effective prayer is far more a partnership with God than it is begging him to do something.”- John Eldredge “Taking five loaves and two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves (emphasis added).”- Mark 6:41 “So they took away the stone [from Lazarus’ tomb].  Then Jesus looked up and […]

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