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There is a really good, really helpful article on prayer here: http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2009/06/what-prayer-is-and-isnt-requested.htmlI love this quote from it: Now, wonderful things can happen in response to prayer. When prayer is expressive of a relationship with God, and in accord with God's will as revealed in the Bible alone, prayer can accomplish much (James 5:16; 1 John 5:14). But of course, in these cases, the prayer itself is of no power, whatever. It is the God who hears prayer — He is the powerful one.Think about it. When the bully is beating you up, and all you can choke out is "Dad!" What is it that dooms your tormentor? Is it the power of your word, your cry for help, your "prayer"?Or is it the big, angry man who loves you, hears your voice, and comes running?
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