Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”  Luke 11:1   Good morning Prayer Team! The first thing I am writing today is a prayer request. I would like for...

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We All Carry God Within Us

We All Carry God Within Us

Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-Virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commit ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.  There are many names used for the Virgin Mary.  One of those words is the “Theotokos.”  Theotokos...

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The Lord Will Help Us

The Lord Will Help Us

Help us, save us, have mercy upon us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace. This petition for the help, salvation, mercy and protection of God is also stated multiple times in the Divine Liturgy.  We’ve all had days where the above-quoted Psalm describes our lives.  We feel forsaken...

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Forgive Others and Yourself

Forgive Others and Yourself

And when Jesus had said this, He breathed on them (the disciples) and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they retained.” John 20:22-23   Good morning Prayer Team! We all know the...

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God’s Love Is Infinite

God’s Love Is Infinite

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will He keep His anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above...

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Making a Rule to Forgive

Making a Rule to Forgive

If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. (Matthew 18:15)   Good morning Prayer Team! Where there are rules, there is freedom. There is a rule/law/commandment which says that people can’t steal stuff that doesn’t belong to them. Without this rule,...

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Daily Devotion: Play to Win

Daily Devotion: Play to Win

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24    Good morning Prayer Team! Are you a glass half full person, or a glass half empty person? Do you approach things with an optimistic view or a pessimistic view? Do...

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From Anger to Peace

From Anger to Peace

Therefore, putting away falsehood, let every one speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:25-27  Good morning Prayer Team! Continuing...

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To Pray Without Ceasing

To Pray Without Ceasing

Pray without ceasing. (I Thessalonians 5:17) Good morning Prayer Team! Again and again in peace, let us pray to the Lord. In the advertising world, depending on which report you quote, it takes between 7 and 12 times advertising a product for people to buy into it.  Well before statistical...

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What Is an Intercessor? 

What Is an Intercessor? 

And Mary said “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.”Luke 1:46-48  Good morning Prayer Team! Through the prayers of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. This...

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Make a Plan for Repentance

Make a Plan for Repentance

But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.  And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the...

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Knowing How to Forgive

Knowing How to Forgive

You shall not take vengeance or bear any grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. Leviticus 19:18   Good morning Prayer Team! In many ways, we’ve forgotten how to forgive one another. When we’ve done something wrong,...

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