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Category Archives: Prayer

4 Principles Related to Gossip and Prayer Requests

“How do we keep gossip out of our prayer ministries?” is the most frequently asked question I have received since I began teaching on resisting gossip. Continue reading

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A Prayer for 2014

O Lord, I launch my bark on the unknown waters of this year, with Thee, O Father as my harbour, Thee, O Son, at my helm, Thee O Holy Spirit, filling my sails. Continue reading

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A Puritan Thanksgiving Prayer

On this Thanksgiving Day, we can reflect on this Puritan prayer from The Valley of Vision. Continue reading

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Depression, Catastrophizing, and Elijah

Catastrophizing exaggerates our troubles and is often linked to depression. God’s gracious dealing with Elijah in 1 Kings 19 gives us a model for dealing with our own and others’ distorted sense of helplessness. The “RRPL” response gives practical steps to move toward God for restored perspective and hope. Continue reading

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Complaining God’s Way: Helping People Give Voice to Their Suffering

Have you ever struggled with how to talk to God about your suffering? While some say to be brutally honest about it there are others who say it is never appropriate. Good news! God’s Word shows us how we can complain to Him in both an honest and honoring way. Continue reading

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Paul, Prayer, and Counseling

The deep and lasting change we seek in counselees is only possible by the Holy Spirit’s power through believing prayer. Counseling and prayer must be inseparable for effective ministry. Paul teaches and models this kind of prayer for us in Colossians 1: 9-12. Continue reading

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A Prayer for 2013

O Lord, I launch my bark on the unknown waters of this year, with Thee, O Father as my harbour, Thee, O Son, at my helm, Thee O Holy Spirit, filling my sails. Continue reading

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A New Year’s Eve Prayer

A New Year’s Eve prayer. Continue reading

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The 2012 Biblical Counseling Coalition Leadership Retreat

Would you be willing to pray for the Biblical Counseling Coalition leadership this Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday? Continue reading

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A Puritan Thanksgiving Prayer

On this Thanksgiving, we can reflect on this Puritan prayer from The Valley of Vision. Continue reading

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