Wrestling Prayer (Part 18)

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Prayer — “Until you learn that life is war, you don’t know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

“Wrestling prayer can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates.”
~John Newton

We started this series talking about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and the fact that he prayed about it only three times. Most of us would not have quit praying that soon. But God had answered Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9). So, we assume that Paul, the apostle who told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), accepted God’s answer and gave up. Continue reading

Wrestling Prayer (Part 17)

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Prayer — “Until you learn that life is war, you don’t know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

“Wrestling prayer can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates.”
~John Newton

We started this series talking about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and the fact that he prayed about it only three times. Most of us would not have quit praying that soon. But God had answered Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9). So, we assume that Paul, the apostle who told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), accepted God’s answer and gave up. Continue reading

Wrestling Prayer (Part 16)

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Prayer“Until you learn that life is war, you don’t know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

“Wrestling prayer can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates.”
~John Newton

We started this series talking about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and the fact that he prayed about it only three times. Most of us would not have quit praying that soon. But God had answered Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9). So, we assume that Paul, the apostle who told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), accepted God’s answer and gave up. Continue reading

Wrestling Prayer (Part 15)

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Prayer“Until you learn that life is war, you don’t know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

“Wrestling prayer can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates.”
~John Newton

We started this series talking about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and the fact that he prayed about it only three times. Most of us would not have quit praying that soon. But God had answered Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9). So, we assume that Paul, the apostle who told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), accepted God’s answer and gave up. Continue reading

Wrestling Prayer (Part 14)

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Prayer“Until you learn that life is war, you don’t know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

“Wrestling prayer can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates.”
~John Newton

We started this series talking about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and the fact that he prayed about it only three times. Most of us would not have quit praying that soon. But God had answered Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9). So, we assume that Paul, the apostle who told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), accepted God’s answer and gave up. Continue reading

Wrestling Prayer (Part 13)

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Prayer“Until you learn that life is war, you don’t know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

“Wrestling prayer can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates.”
~John Newton

We started this series talking about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and the fact that he prayed about it only three times. Most of us would not have quit praying that soon. But God had answered Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9). So, we assume that Paul, the apostle who told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), accepted God’s answer and gave up. Continue reading

Wrestling Prayer (Part 12)

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Prayer“Until you learn that life is war, you don’t know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

“Wrestling prayer can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates.”
~John Newton

We started this series talking about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and the fact that he prayed about it only three times. Most of us would not have quit praying that soon. But God had answered Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9). So, we assume that Paul, the apostle who told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), accepted God’s answer and gave up. Continue reading

Wrestling Prayer (Part 11)

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Prayer“Until you learn that life is war, you don’t know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

“Wrestling prayer can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates.”
~John Newton

We started this series talking about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and the fact that he prayed about it only three times. Most of us would not have quit praying that soon. But God had answered Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9). So, we assume that Paul, the apostle who told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), accepted God’s answer and gave up. Continue reading

Wrestling Prayer (Part 10)

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Prayer“Until you learn that life is war, you don’t know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

“Wrestling prayer can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates.”
~John Newton

We started this series talking about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and the fact that he prayed about it only three times. Most of us would not have quit praying that soon. But God had answered Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9). So, we assume that Paul, the apostle who told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), accepted God’s answer and gave up. Continue reading

Wrestling Prayer (Part 9)

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Prayer“Until you learn that life is war, you don’t know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

“Wrestling prayer can wonders do,
Bring relief in deepest straits;
Prayer can force a passage through
Iron bars and brazen gates.”
~John Newton

We started this series talking about Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7) and the fact that he prayed about it only three times. Most of us would not have quit praying that soon. But God had answered Paul, saying, “My grace is sufficient for you; My strength is made perfect in weakness” (12:9). So, we assume that Paul, the apostle who told us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), accepted God’s answer and gave up. Continue reading

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