Gospel-Oriented Prayer

I hear the words echoing in my mind: Prayer is asking and receiving. Though that statement contains truth, I can’t help asking if it paints a very full picture. Both Tim Keller & Jack Miller talk about the difference between "maintenance prayer" and "frontline" prayer meetings. If I understand them correctly, maintenance prayer meetings are characteristically mechanical, primarily focused on physical needs, and relatively short. But frontline prayer meetings have three basic traits...

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Handling the Ups & Downs of Life

I used to like roller coasters, but last summer, I got off of a roller coaster and didn’t care if I ever rode one again or not. Up. Down. Up. Down. Round and round. Then we exited right where we got on. It’s too much like life. Life is full of ups and downs, yet most of the action is an illusion and we end very close to where we began.