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Evening prayers
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10 Best Evening Prayers from the Bible

Before you turn out your light for the night, pray some inspiring and comforting words from Scripture.

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10 Ways to Pray Away Fear
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10 Ways to Pray Away Fear

How to use prayer to transform your fear into faith. 

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Pray with the Saints
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6 Favorite Prayers from Heroes of Faith

From Saint Francis and Teresa of Avila to John Wesley and Thomas Merton, here are ways you can pray with luminaries of faith. 

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Why you should write in your Bible
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7 Reasons to Write in Your Bible

Marking up your Bible with a pen and highlighter as you read can actually add a new dimension to your prayer life.

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Pray with honesty
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Why You Should Stop Sugarcoating Your Prayers

When something truly, deeply hurts, open up to God about it in prayer. Only then can healing begin.

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Praying in church
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Personal Ways to Pray During a Church Service

There's a lot of greeting, singing and reading in some churches. If you'd like to add a few more prayers to your personal worship, here are some suggestions.

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Holding a pet rabbit
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5 Prayers and Blessings for Animals and Pets

On the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, words of thanks and praise for the creatures who enrich our lives.

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Prayer as last resort
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Make Prayer Your First Resort, Not Your Last

Pray early and often to guide you through each and every day.

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Talking God in the morning
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12 Best Bible Prayers for the Morning

You’ll never be sorry for turning your heart and mind toward God in the morning.

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4 Emergency Prayers
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4 Emergency Prayers

When disaster strikes and words escape you, here's how to pray. 

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