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An Old, New Way To Pray

Gamma, gamma, hey! Neuroscientists who have been studying Buddhist monks and how meditation affects the brain since the early 1990s have made some pretty phenomenal discoveries over the decades. Meditation on subjects such as compassion, loving-kindness and even just following the breath, is shown to

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The Best Things in Life

How long, O God? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? – Psalm 13 Indeed we call blessed those who showed endurance. You have heard of the endurance of Job, and you have seen the purpose of God,

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Petitioning God: How To Get Your Prayers Answered

I was going on 15 when the Creator of the universe first revealed himself to me, at a junior high after-school Bible study that I was attending for purely social reasons. After a half hour or so of chips, dip, Hawaiian punch, and strategic mingling

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Midnight Prayer

Save me, O God, from the temptation to be less than fully human, less than the child of God You created me to be. Save me, O God, from the temptation to view my sexuality as a curse, rather than as a precious Gift with

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Prayer to Mary from Her Forgotten Children

There are times, Mary, when the world is dark and harsh and uninviting. But this is not news to you. You know all too well the language of anguish your gay and lesbian children speak when crying out against the hatred, fear, and religious discrimination

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The Power of Honest Prayer

Prayer that craves a particular commodity, anything less than all good, is vicious. Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view. It is the soliloquy of a beholding and jubilant soul. But prayer as a means to effect

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The Power of Prayer: God at the Coalface

Prayer is interaction – communication – with God, and for most of our lives the results of prayer are not spectacular. Though we may have experienced miracles of intercession, of healing and of provision, these are not the spiritual fare on which we dine daily.

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Rooted in Prayer

Without roots to grow, a plant will die. Without prayer (communication with God), a Christian begins to wither and grows distant from his/her faith. Eventually the faith dies and the Christian, while perhaps thinking that he/she is a good Christian, has really died too. Communication