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  • A Powerful Key to Prayer

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    If you look at the Lord’s Prayer, you’ll see that it reflects praying together: “Our Father … give us today our daily bread … forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors … lead us not into temptation, but deliver us …” (Matthew 6:9-13 NIV).

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  • Four Steps to Stop Worry

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    It takes more than willpower to stop worrying. You already know that, because you’ve already tried it. You’ve thought, “I shouldn’t worry about this,” and yet you just keep on worrying about it.

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  • Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Worry

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    Worry is essentially a control issue. It’s trying to control the uncontrollable. We can’t control the economy, so we worry about the economy. We can’t control our children, so we worry about our children. We can’t control the future, so we worry about the future. But worry never solves anything! It’s stewing without doing.

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  • Why Keep Praying When There Is No Answer?

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    Why should you be persistent in your prayers, even when you don’t get an answer? There are four reasons.

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  • Why Won’t I Let God Take Control?

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    Every day you are controlled by something. You may be controlled by your own ego or by the expectations of other people. You may be controlled by fear or guilt or resentment or bitterness. You may be controlled by a substance or a habit. But you are controlled by something every day.

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  • God Is Working While You’re Waiting

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    God wants you to wait patiently for him to answer your prayer, but he also wants you to wait expectantly. Have faith. Trust God to hear and to answer. When you wait expectantly, you show God that you believe his promises. You believe he’s going to keep his word.

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  • What Does God Want While You Wait for an Answer?

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    What does God want you to do while you’re waiting on an answer to your prayer? Psalm 37:7 says, “Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act” (NLT, second edition). God wants you to wait patiently for him to answer your prayer.

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  • How Can I Get Out of This Mess?

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    Here is the testimony of a Chinese Christian: “I walked through the road of life and had fallen into a great ditch. The ditch was filled with depression, discouragement, and sin. As I lay in that ditch, Mohammed came along and said, ‘It’s your fault you’re in the ditch. You offended Allah, and this is your just punishment.’ Then Marx came by and said, ‘You’re in the ditch because of class warfare.

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  • Why Can’t I Stop Doing Wrong?

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    Sin always involves self-deception. At the moment you’re sinning, you’re deceiving yourself because you think that what you’re doing will actually produce better results than what God has already told you to do.

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  • Why Do You Do What You Don’t Want to Do?

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    Have you ever wondered why you do what you don’t want to do? Or why it’s so hard to do the things that you know are the right things to do?

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