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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 22

The Power of Jesus’ Name John 14:13 Yesterday we read how praying in Jesus’ name affirms our relationship with Christ and our direct access to the Father. It also declares our … Authority to Petition God. Christ sits at the … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 21

Praying in Jesus’ Name John 16:23-33 Do you remember the teaching Jesus introduced the night before His death? He told His followers, “Whatever you ask in My name the Father will give you” (John 15:16 NIV, emphasis added). Praying in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 14

Our prayers for others flow more easily than those we offer on our own behalf. And it would be nice to accept your view that this just shows we are made to live by charity. I’m afraid, however, I detect … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 5

When we are praying about the result, say, of a battle or a medical consultation the thought will often cross our minds that (if only we knew it) the event is already decided one way or the other. I believe … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 16

Prudence means practical common sense, taking the trouble to think out what you are doing and what is likely to come of it. Nowadays most people hardly think of Prudence as one of the ‘virtues’. In fact, because Christ said … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 9

I hope no reader will suppose that ‘mere’ Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creeds of the existing communions. . . It is more like a hall out of which doors open into several rooms. If … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 7

An ordinary simple Christian kneels down to say his prayers. He is trying to get into touch with God. But if he is a Christian he knows that what is prompting him to pray is also God: God, so to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 25

On pleasure [The demon Screwtape writes:] [God, the “Enemy,” is] a hedonist at heart. All those fasts and vigils and stakes and crosses are only a facade. Or only like foam on the sea shore. Out at sea, out in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 21

Screwtape offers more advice on using daily annoyances to entrap a Patient: It is, no doubt, impossible to prevent his praying for his mother, but we have means of rendering the prayers innocuous. Make sure that they are always very … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 23

TO MRS. JOHNSON: On the good the dead do by dying well and by comforting us (in the Holy Spirit) afterward; and on how heaven and earth are better than we can imagine. 7 August 1956 Would you believe it!—I … Continue reading

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