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Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God. Prayer is the needful practice of the Christian. Prayer is the exercise of faith and hope. Prayer is the privilege of touching the heart of the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7

Father, in Your mercy, hear our prayers.

Devotionals

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   Pão Diário   - Uma reflexão para cada dia. Este site é um espelho da versão impressa, com links para as referências Bíblicas e outros recursos;

Palavras significativas

Q uando comecei a trabalhar como editor do Pão Diário, eu selecionava o versículo da capa de cada mês. Após algum tempo, comecei a me questionar se isso fazia alguma diferença.

Passe adiante

Gosto muito de assistir as corridas de revezamento. A força física, velocidade, habilidade e resistência exigidas dos atletas me maravilham. Mas um ponto crucial da corrida sempre recebe minha atenção especial e me deixa ansioso: o momento em que o bastão é passado ao atleta seguinte. Um momento de atraso, uma escorregadela e a corrida pode estar perdida.

Palavras para o cansado

A lguns dias após seu pai morrer, C. S. Lewis, que estava com 30 anos, recebeu uma carta da mulher que havia cuidado da sua mãe enferma, até ela vir a falecer, duas décadas antes. A mulher oferecia seus sentimentos pela perda do pai dele, perguntando-lhe se ele se lembrava dela. “Minha querida enfermeira Davison,” eles respondeu. “Se me lembro de você? Mas é claro que sim.”

Os portões da adoração

Q uando você vai a algumas das maiores cidades do mundo, você encontra portões famosos como o Portão de Brandemburgo (Berlim), o Portão de Jaffa (Jerusalém) e os portões de Downing Street (Londres). Independentemente de seu propósito ter sido defesa ou cerimônias, todos representam a diferença entre estar fora ou dentro de certas áreas da cidade. Alguns são abertos, outros fechados, exceto para umas poucas pessoas.

Provações ardentes

O fogo pode ser um dos piores inimigos das árvores. Mas também pode ser útil. Especialistas dizem que incêndios pequenos e frequentes, chamados de “incêndios frios” limpam o solo da floresta acabando com as folhas e galhos mortos, mas não destroem as árvores. Eles deixam cinzas que são perfeitas para o crescimento das sementes. Surpreendentemente, incêndios de baixa intensidade são necessários para o crescimento saudável das árvores.
 

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   RSS | My Utmost For His Highest   - Daily Devotionals By Oswald Chambers

The “Go” of Relationship

Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. —Matthew 5:41 

Our Lord’s teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us is an impossible one unless He has done a supernatural work in us. Jesus Christ demands that His disciple does not allow even the slightest trace of resentment in his heart when faced with…


The “Go” of Preparation

If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. —Matthew 5:23-24 

It is easy for us to imagine that we will suddenly come to a point in our lives where we are fully prepared, but preparation is not suddenly accomplished. In fact, it is a process that must be steadily maintained. It is dangerous to become settled and complacent in our…


The Missionary’s Goal

He…said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem…" —Luke 18:31

In our natural life our ambitions change as we grow, but in the Christian life the goal is given at the very beginning, and the beginning and the end are exactly the same, namely, our Lord Himself. We start with Christ and we end with Him— “…till we all come…to…


The Missionary’s Master and Teacher

You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am ….I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master… —John 13:13, 16

To have a master and teacher is not the same thing as being mastered and taught. Having a master and teacher means that there is someone who knows me better than I know myself, who is closer than a friend, and who understands the remotest depths of my heart and…


The Missionary’s Predestined Purpose

Now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant… —Isaiah 49:5

The first thing that happens after we recognize our election by God in Christ Jesus is the destruction of our preconceived ideas, our narrow-minded thinking, and all of our other allegiances— we are turned solely into servants of God’s own purpose. The entire human race was created to glorify God…

 

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