Articles on Faith-topics:spiritual-growth/prayer

How to Plan and Lead Effective Prayer Meetings

The key to effective prayer meetings is intentional preparation. This guide will show you how to prepare for a spiritually rich time in community prayer.

What Is Lent All About, and Why Is It Important?

What does it mean to give something up for Lent? How does Lent prepare you for Easter? What exactly do people do during Lent? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

Lent: How to Slow Down and Make More Room for Jesus in Your Life

The death and resurrection of Jesus is the big storyline of the Bible. It’s no surprise, then, that a majority of Christians celebrate it every year on Easter Sunday. But did you know some people start getting ready for Easter 40 days before it happens?

Fasting: Why Do People Do It?

Discover what fasting is and how it can impact your faith. Learn why giving up food and drink for a period of time can improve your relationship with God.

The Way You Love Your City Matters to God

When we show up in our cities and neighborhoods and move toward people with helpful action, we can bring change through the love of God.

Walking in the Spirit

Whether the Spirit’s influence is a slow IV drip or a flowing river depends on our participation in the spiritual life by these six actions.

How Your Personality Connects You With God

God has hard-wired each of us to experience Him uniquely.

What’s the Difference Between a Wish and Prayer?

When does a desire for a specific outcome turn into a prayer? What keeps it from remaining a wish left to chance? The Bible has some things to say about this.

Does God Always Answer Prayer?

What to do when God isn’t moving the way you hope or expect.

Spiritual Warfare Prayer

“The Daily Affirmation of Faith” was written by Dr. Matthews to provide a concise, clear statement of the truth of the Word of God as it applies to our victory. I commend this affirmation for daily reading aloud on the part of those who are experiencing intense warfare.

We Should Have Listened to the Ranger's Warning

A new believer’s faith is strengthened when prayer helps his group avoid an encounter with a bear.

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