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A Praying Life

Join us this year as we walk through Paul E. Miller's book A Praying Life. This weekly devotional is designed to help you engage each chapter of the book and put into practice the principles we learn along the way.


Chapter 19: "Watching a Story Unfold" | Week of July 15, 2018

"Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there ...

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Chapter 18: "Surrender Completely: Your Will Be Done" | Week of July 8, 2018

“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, ...

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Chapter 17: "What We Don't Ask For: Your Kingdom Come" | Week of July 1, 2018

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” – Mark ...

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Chapter 16: "What We Don't Ask For: Our Daily Bread" | Week of June 24, 2018

“For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” – John 6:33

REFLECT:

This week's ...

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Chapter 15: "What Do We Do With Jesus' Extravagant Promises About Prayer?" | Week of June 17, 2018

“You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to ...

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Chapter 14: "How Personal is God?" | Week of June 10, 2018

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your ...

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Chapter 13: "Why We Can Ask" | Week of June 3, 2018


“For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with ...

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Chapter 12: "Why Asking Is So Hard" | Week of May 27, 2018


“And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced ...




Chapter 11: "Developing an Eye for Jesus" | Week of May 20, 2018

“He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.” – Psalm 25:9


REFLECT:

If our gaze remains on ourselves, ...

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Chapter 10: "Following Jesus Out of Cynicism" | Week of May 13, 2018

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in ...

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Chapter 9: "Understanding Cynicism" | Week of May 6, 2018

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one." – Matt. 6:13

REFLECT:

"The opposite of a childlike spirit is a ...




Chapter 8: "Bending Your Heart Toward the Father" | Week of April 29, 2018

“Do not be anxious in anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made ...

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Chapter 7: "Crying 'Abba'—Continuously" | Week of April 22, 2018


“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where ...

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Chapter 6: "Learning to be Helpless" | Week of April 15, 2018

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take ...

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Chapter 5: "Spending Time with Your Father" | Week of April 8, 2018


“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you ...