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Archive for the ‘Prayer’ Category

The Purpose of Practices

September 10, 2015

In the most famous sermon Jesus ever preached, he repeats several phrases over and over again. One of those phrases is “when you”. He says things like “when you give to the needy” (Matt. 6:2), “when you pray” (6:5, 7), and “when you fast” (6:16). Jesus assumes that we will have incorporated these practices and […]

What are Vain Repetitions?

June 4, 2015

“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking” (Matt. 6:7, KJV). The phrase “vain repetitions” comes from the translation of Matthew 6:7 in the King James version. It is a translation of the Greek word battalogeo. This is the […]

A Back to School Prayer

August 21, 2014

Father of heaven and earth and all creation, I praise your holy and glorious name. I thank you for the privilege of learning. You have filled this world with things too wonderful to comprehend. You are the source of all goodness, beauty, and truth. I am amazed by the little I have come to know […]

What Kind of Person Do You Want to Become?

June 22, 2014

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Cor. […]

The Spiritual Discipline of Secrecy

June 3, 2014

Here is a sermon on the spiritual discipline of secrecy and the importance of prayer based on Matthew 6:1-18.

A Prayer By Karl Barth

March 27, 2014

O Lord, our God! Thou knowest who we are: human beings with a good or bad conscience, some content and others discontent, some secure and others insecure, convinced Christians and nominal Christians, believers, half-believers, and unbelievers. Thou also knowest whence we have come: from the bonds of family and friendship or from great loneliness, from […]

A Prayer By Origen

March 6, 2014

Let us ask the Lord to broaden our ideas, make them clearer and bring them nearer to the truth, that we may understand the other things too that he has revealed to his prophets. May we study the Holy Spirit’s writings under the guidance of the Spirit himself and compare one spiritual interpretation with another, […]

A Prayer By Clement of Rome

February 27, 2014

May he who created everything keep the number of his chosen people, throughout the world, up to the strength he fixed for them through his dear Child, Jesus Christ. Through him he called us from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge of the glory of his name. We have confidence in you: you were […]

A Prayer By Origen

February 20, 2014

The Lord grant that we may believe in our hearts, declare with our mouths and prove by our deeds that his covenant with us has been sealed in our flesh. May men see that what we do is good and praise our Father in heaven for it, through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom glory […]

A Prayer By Soren Kierkegaard

February 13, 2014

Father in Heaven! Our thought is turned toward Thee; again it seeks Thee at this hour, not with the unsteady step of a lost traveler but with the sure flight of a bird homeward bound. Grant then that our confidence in Thee be not a fugitive thought, a momentary leap, a mistaken appeasement of the […]


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