A Prayer when Friends Become Enemies

Chapter 46

Theme: A Prayer when Friends Become Enemies
Focus on: David and Ahithophel
Reading Portion(s): 2 Samuel 15:1–12, 30–37; 16:15–17:23
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
There are times in life when the one you loved as a friend turned your enemy for no
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The Prayer for Replenishment

Chapter 45

Theme: The Prayer for Replenishment
Focus on: Samson
Reading Portion(s): Judges 14 & 15
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Great victories are won by God’s servants when they are filled with the power of the Spirit of the Lord. During such moments
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The Prayer of Discouragement

Chapter 44

Theme: The Prayer of Discouragement
Focus on: Elijah
Reading Portion(s): 1 Kings 19
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Discouragement is deadly. It usually follows some great work done for God. From mountaintops of victory and elation and excitement can come valley-experiences of
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Persistence in Prayer

Chapter 43

Theme: Persistence in Prayer
Focus on: Elisha and the Shunammite Woman
Reading Portion(s): 2 Kings 4:8 to 37
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Some prayers fail for lack of persistence. Persistence in prayer is that quality which does not stop praying until
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Faith Operating in Prayer

Chapter 42

Theme: Faith Operating in Prayer
Focus on: Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath
Reading Portion(s): 1 Kings 17
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Faith has to go to school. Sounds surprising? Yes, it is true. Great faith is taught in step by
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Action and Prayer go Hand in Hand

Chapter 41

Theme: Action and Prayer go Hand in Hand
Focus on: Nehemiah
Reading Portion(s): Nehemiah 2, 4, 6:1 to 16.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
There is a balance in the Christian life. Many learn it very late in life. This is so
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A Prayer to Uphold God’s Honor

Chapter 40

Theme: A Prayer to Uphold God’s Honor
Focus on: Ezra
Reading Portion(s): Ezra 7 & 8.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
This kind of prayer can occur in the lives of those believers who constantly interact with unbelievers. In the course of
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A Prayer to Uphold Right Motives

Chapter 39

Theme: A Prayer to Uphold Right Motives
Focus on: Hezekiah
Reading Portion(s): 2 Chronicles 29 to 31:1, Numbers 9:1 to 12.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
There are times when we may not have done everything right in our pursuit of seeking
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Setting Things Right for Prayer to be Answered

Chapter 38

Theme: Setting Things Right for Prayer to be Answered
Focus on: David and the Gibeonites
Reading Portion(s): 2 Samuel 21:1 to 14, Joshua 9.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Delayed blessings trouble our minds. Then we seek God in prayer. The answer
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Acting Deceitfully to Seek Relief through Prayer

Chapter 37

Theme: Acting Deceitfully to Seek Relief through Prayer
Focus on: Pharaoh and Moses
Reading Portion(s): Exodus 7 to 10, Jeremiah 17:9.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Our prayers are not always pure. They contain wrong motives. Many times we try to deceive
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A Prayer for God’s Blessing

Chapter 36

Theme: A Prayer for God’s Blessing
Focus on: Jabez
Reading Portion(s): 1 Chronicles 4:9,10.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Many people remain victims of their circumstances. Though it is true that we have no control over the circumstances of our birth and
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Praise and Thanksgiving in Prayer

Chapter 35

Theme: Praise and Thanksgiving in Prayer
Focus on: David
Reading Portion(s): 1 Chronicles 28 & 29.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Have you reached the end of your journey on earth? Is there something left to do? There might be many things. But none
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Learning to Pray

Chapter 34

Theme: Learning to Pray
Focus on: Rachel and Leah
Reading Portion(s): Genesis 29 to 30:24; 35:16 to 20.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Learning to pray is like any other learning. It takes time. There is a process involved. Also we move
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A Prayer for Fruitfulness

Chapter 33

Theme: A Prayer for Fruitfulness
Focus on: Isaac and Rebekah
Reading Portion(s): Genesis 24:67; 25:19 to 28.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Barrenness is difficult to accept. We know it from the agony of barren women. The Bible speaks of many such.
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Claiming God’s Promise Specifically in Prayer

Chapter 32

Theme: Claiming God’s Promise Specifically in Prayer
Focus on: Nehemiah
Reading Portion(s): Nehemiah 1, Deuteronomy 30:1 to 10.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
General praying is no praying! We need to pray specifically. This is very important when we claim God’s promises
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Mourning in Prayer

Chapter 31

Theme: Mourning in Prayer
Focus on: Ezra
Reading Portion(s): Ezra 9 to 10:17; Ezra 7 & 8:15 to 36, Deuteronomy 7:1 to 6, [Nehemiah 13:26,27].
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
One of the forms of prayer that is much missed today is
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A Prayer of Repentance

Chapter 30

Theme: A Prayer of Repentance
Focus on: Manasseh
Reading Portion(s): 2 Chronicles 33:1 to 18, 2 Kings 21:1 to 18; 23:26,27; 24:3,4 & Jeremiah 15:4.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Sin destroys good things. Then it rebuilds wrong things. It defiles what
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A Rejected Prayer

Chapter 29

Theme: A Rejected Prayer
Focus on: Moses
Reading Portion(s): Deuteronomy 3:21 to 29, Numbers 20:1 to 13, Deuteronomy 32:48 to 52; 34:1 to 8, Numbers 27:12 to 14, Exodus 17:1 to 7, Psalm 106:32,33.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Paul prayed thrice
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Immediate Answer to Prayer

Chapter 28

Theme: Immediate Answer to Prayer
Focus on: Daniel
Reading Portion(s): Daniel 9, Jeremiah 25:11,12; 29:10 & 2 Chronicles 36:21.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
There is a promise in the Bible which says: “Before they call I will answer; while they are
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Confidence in God in Prayer

Chapter 27

Theme: Confidence in God in Prayer
Focus on: Hezekiah
Reading Portion(s): Isaiah 36,37; 2 Kings 18,19 & 2 Chronicles 32:1 to 22.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Insults will come to the Christian who places his confidence in God. These insults come
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Averting God’s Judgment through Prayer

Chapter 26

Theme: Averting God’s Judgment through Prayer
Focus on: Amos
Reading Portion(s): Amos 7:1 to 9, 14, 15 & 3:7.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
God is holy and He brings judgment on sin and disobedience. But He often makes His judgments known
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There is a Time to Stop Praying

Chapter 25

Theme: There is a Time to Stop Praying
Focus on: David
Reading Portion(s): 2 Samuel 11 to 12 & Psalm 51.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Conflicts do occur in prayer. This happens when we know what God’s will is and at
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Pride following Miraculous Answer to Prayer

Chapter 24

Theme: Pride following Miraculous Answer to Prayer
Focus on: Hezekiah
Reading Portion(s): Isaiah 38, 39; 2 Kings 20; 2 Chronicles 32:24 to 33.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
God sends miraculous answers to prayer. This mostly happens when the prayer is made
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Focus on God in Prayer

Chapter 22

Theme: Focus on God in Prayer
Focus on: Jehoshaphat
Reading Portion(s): 2 Chronicles 20:1 to 30 & 17:12 to 19.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
We often focus on our needs in prayer. At other times we focus on other’s needs. But
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Resistance to Prayer

Chapter 21

Theme: Resistance to Prayer
Focus on: Daniel
Reading Portion(s): Daniel 10
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
The first truth we are taught about prayer is that it is talking to God. Some years later we start using the term communion with God.
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A Prayer of Disbelief

Chapter 20

Theme: A Prayer of Disbelief
Focus on: Jeremiah
Reading Portion(s): Jeremiah 32
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Obedience to God is never easy. One of the difficulties is that we may not understand “why” God is asking us to do certain things.
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A Prayer for Confirmation

Chapter 19

Theme: A Prayer for Confirmation
Focus on: Gideon
Reading Portion(s): Judges 6
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
We all have fears. Sometimes these fears affect the way we act. It affects us so much that we fear to act even when God
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Conditional Answer to Prayer

Chapter 18

Theme: Conditional Answer to Prayer
Focus on: Solomon
Reading Portion(s): 1 Kings 8 to 9:9 & 2 Chronicles 5 to 7.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
God accepts our prayers. He also answers them. He blesses our work and our effort as
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Utter Unselfishness in Prayer

Chapter 17

Theme: Utter Unselfishness in Prayer
Focus on: Moses
Reading Portion(s): Exodus 32 & Deuteronomy 9:7 to 29, Psalm 106:19 to 23.
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Prayer is not only for ourselves; it is for others too. Often our prayers center on
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