Scripture

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Bible Resources

Verses to Live By: Spring and Summer

Contributing Editor Rick Hamlin shares Scripture that speaks to us in this time of rebirth and renewal.

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God's Grace

A Connection Between Retirement and the Biblical Story of Daniel

A lesson learned about using your gifts at any age.

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Pentecost, the Church's birthday
Power of Prayer

5 Prayers for Pentecost, the Church’s Birthday

What happened when the apostles gathered in the upper room almost 2,000 years ago enriches how we pray today.

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What not to pray
How to Pray

Two Words to Avoid When You Pray

We can turn to Simon Peter, one of Jesus’ first followers, as an example of what not to say in our prayers.

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Pray like jazz
How to Pray

How Prayer Can Be Like Playing Jazz

Just like a musical form that allows for creative roaming and riffs within a framework, the same can be done when you pray.

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Praying through addiction
Prayers for Recovery

12 Scriptures to Help You Pray Through Recovery

We are all recovering from something, if not addiction. Here are some Bible verses to help.

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Prayers that rhyme
How to Pray

Find the Surprising Power of Prayers That Rhyme

How the poets of Scripture show us a new depth and breadth of expression.

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Answered Prayers
How to Pray

Guidance from the Gospel on How God Answers Prayer

Does a loving, caring God ever say “no”?

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Praying through tragedy
Prayers for Strength

10 Bible Passages (and a Hymn) to Pray When Tragedy Strikes

When your heart and mind find it hard to pray, these words may help.

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Struggling to pray
How to Pray

7 Ways to Pray When You’re Not in the Mood

These tips may not only usher you into a focus on prayer but may revive your passion for it as well.

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