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Category Archives: Prayer

2016 BCC Global Conference: Revive the Nations | June 5th - 7th, Chicago, IL

Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

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Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Five To Live By, Homosexuality, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Prayer, Worship | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The 2015 IBCD Summer Institute “Equipped to Counsel”

The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (IBCD) exists to equip Christians to counsel one another in their local churches. Our annual summer institute brings together a variety of pastors and biblical counselors to share the knowledge and resources they have developed over decades of ministry. This conference in San Diego county is a great way for pastors or laypeople to be encouraged and strengthened by the Word of God. Continue reading

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The Embrace That Never Lets Go: Praying on Behalf of Those Too Weak to Pray

When we are praying for another’s needs, we are taking their hand and entering the Throne Room of God together, in a kind of unseen fellowship that bridges time and geography. Yes, they may receive a measure of comfort simply by knowing that a friend is praying, but more importantly, interceding acknowledges that God alone is in control. Our faith is exercised as we pray; it is strengthened both when He answers and as we wait on Him. Continue reading

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A Puritan Prayer for 2015

“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.”
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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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