When Does God Answer Prayer?

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1 John 3:22-23 We receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. God answers prayers for people who keep his commandments. His commandments are summed …

The Sovereignty of God and Prayer

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I am often asked, “If you believe God works all things according to the counsel of his will (Ephesians 1:11) and that his knowledge of all things past, present, and future is infallible, then what is the point of praying that anything happen?” Usually this question is asked in relation to human decision: “If God has predestined some to be …

Teaching Children to Pray

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God created us as dependent creatures. We were made to fall on our knees and pray. Men either worship self through the world, the flesh, and the Devil, or by God’s grace, they worship him. God fashioned our hearts with an overwhelming sense and insatiable desire to commune with him. Therefore, we pray not primarily because we must; we pray …

How to teach the Bible to your kids

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Marty Machowski leads the children’s and youth ministries at Covenant Fellowship Church and is the author of Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God. In a recent article for Bible Study Magazine, he gives five pointers for teaching the Bible to your kids: Start with the stories. Shorter is better. Be prepared for distractions. Look for …

Arthur W. Pink

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The prevailing idea seems to be, that I come to God and ask Him for something that I want, and that I expect Him to give me that which I have asked.  But this is a most dishonouring and degading conception.  The popular belief reduces God to a servant, our servant: doing our bidding, performing our pleasure, granting our desires.  …

Arthur W. Pink

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Prayer is not appointed for the furnishing of God with the knowledge of what we need, but it is designed as a confession to Him of our sense of the need. In this, as in everything, God’s thoughts are not as ours. God requires that His gifts should be sought for. He designs to be honoured by our asking, just …