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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 18

Prayer is either a sheer illusion or a personal contact between embryonic, incomplete persons (ourselves) and the utterly concrete Person. Prayer, in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: NOVEMBER 15

Instead of Worrying, Start Praying “In everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6 NIV). Worry won’t do you any good. But don’t just eliminate it from your life. God always replaces a negative … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: NOVEMBER 3

MORNING “Behold, he prayeth.” Acts 9:11 Prayers are instantly noticed in heaven. The moment Saul began to pray the Lord heard him. Here is comfort for the distressed but praying soul. Oftentimes a poor broken-hearted one bends his knee, but … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: AUGUST 6

MORNING “Watchman, what of the night?” Isaiah 21:11 What enemies are abroad? Errors are a numerous horde, and new ones appear every hour: against what heresy am I to be on my guard? Sins creep from their lurking places when … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: APRIL 16

MORNING “The precious blood of Christ.” 1 Peter 1:19 Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood. It is “precious” because of its redeeming and atoning efficacy. … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: APRIL 2

MORNING “He answered him to never a word.” Matthew 27:14 He had never been slow of speech when he could bless the sons of men, but he would not say a single word for himself. “Never man spake like this … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: MARCH 14

MORNING “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” 1 Corinthians 10:12 It is a curious fact, that there is such a thing as being proud of grace. A man says, “I have great faith, I shall … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: MARCH 5

MORNING “Let us not sleep, as do others.” 1 Thessalonians 5:6 There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: FEBRUARY 6

MORNING “Praying always.” Ephesians 6:18 What multitudes of prayers we have put up from the first moment when we learned to pray. Our first prayer was a prayer for ourselves; we asked that God would have mercy upon us, and … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: JANUARY 14

MORNING “Mighty to save.” Isaiah 63:1 By the words “to save” we understand the whole of the great work of salvation, from the first holy desire onward to complete sanctification. The words are multum in parro: indeed, here is all … Continue reading

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