7 Keys to Faith-filled Prayer

On His way to cleanse the temple, Jesus saw a fig tree. Although it wasn’t the season for the tree to produce figs, the leaves indicated that there were figs on the tree.

“May no one ever eat of your fruit again!” Mark 11:14

Jesus and the disciples walked on to the temple; He cleansed the temple of the money-changers and merchants and taught. That evening, they left Jerusalem.

The next morning, Jesus and the disciples walked back to Jerusalem and passed the fig tree. It was withered, from the roots up. Peter marveled, and Jesus took the opportunity to teach the disciples the key to prayer.

“Then Jesus said to the disciples, ‘Have faith in God.'” Mark 11:22

Faith-filled prayer moves mountains.

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Praying Greatly Through Faith

“The faith which creates powerful praying is the faith which centers itself on a powerful person. Faith in Christ’s ability to do and to do greatly, is the faith which prays greatly.” E.M. Bounds

Have you prayed a great prayer? A prayer that requests something that is impossible for you to accomplish? Was it based upon Jesus and His ability to accomplish it?

Today, perhaps you’re thinking that your circumstances are more than you can overcome. Your hope has fled from you. You do not believe that you can rise from the troubles that you are facing.

There is hope.

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Hope in the Midst of Suffering … I’ve Seen the End of You, A Review

Dying children, incurable cancers, irreparable brain injuries. Trying to help, praying for hope, dealing with doubt. This was neurosurgeon Dr. Lee Warren’s day and his ministry.

Dr. Warren reveals his inner thoughts as he asked himself how to pray for his patients and offer hope when he knew the end result, death. When he emailed Philip Yancey asking him how to “handle telling a patient to have faith when I don’t?” Yancey emailed him and told him to “write his way through understanding the issue” (p. 28). This book is the result of Dr. Warren’s journey.

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5 Steps Toward Spiritual Friendship

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How many close friends do you have? Really close.

Do you have any spiritual friends?

Before I read this book, I had not connected “spiritual” with “friend.”

“Spiritual friendship is learning to see the worth God has placed in each person and appreciating the gifts individuals have to offer.” (p. xviii)

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