Billy Humphrey’s 4 Meditation Keys (pt. 2)

In our fast-paced, consumerist, interconnected, microwaveable, express-delivery primed culture, slowing down to rest feels like the most /un/natural thing in the world. It puts me in mind of a mile-long freight train just putting on its breaks. Have you ever heard the diabolical screeching? That’s that’s how strongly my mind resists coming to rest!

What’s that? You would still like to try? OK! It’s difficult but not impossible.

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Billy Humphrey’s 4 Meditation Keys (pt. 1)

February 12, 2006. I’m posting on the 14th anniversary of this date. Why do I bring it up? Not because I was a fashion-challenged, hopelessly nerdy high school junior at the time! It’s the day that International House of Prayer-Atlanta began its 24/7 worship. Since then, thousands of musicians and prayer warriors alike have joined to keep the flame of adoration and intercession burning over the city of Atlanta. It’s[…]

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My Favorite Promises from God’s Word, pt. 1

These were all reader submissions. Thanks for contributing! May they deepen your faith and expand your prayer life. Presence Isaiah 54:10 “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says the Lord who has compassion on you. Isaiah 41:10-13 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not[…]

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My 7 Favorite Free Prayer Tools

Do words fail you when you pray? Are you ever not quite sure what to say? Do you ever get distracted? I can honestly answer yes to all three, and I think I’m not the only one. Using a guide/resource when you pray doesn’t make you any less spiritual. Here are some tools that help me out a ton in my personal discipline of a regular prayer time. 1. Apostolic[…]

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3 Steps to Praying More Powerful Prayers

I used to think that prayer was telling God what your problems were and then expecting an answer from him sometime later. You know, kind of like filing an insurance claim. I’m astounded at how much my views have changed since then. Would you like to pray more powerful prayers? When you pray, would you like to have the unshakable confidence that God has heard and will answer? Then stop[…]

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Why You Don’t Pray: 4 Truths You’ve Forgotten/Missed

Would you like to have a better prayer life? Do you need motivation to carve out time against your maxed-out, packed-out schedule? Here’s four scriptural reasons to keep first things first in your relationship with God. 1. It’s the most important question When the disciples of Jesus saw his miracles, they had only one question. They didn’t ask, “How should we preach?” Or, “How can we lay hands on the[…]

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