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We often confuse prayer to be a mode of communication in which we talk and God listens and then does what we desire! Yet prayer is much deeper and complex than that. It is really a two-way connection and interaction between us and God. Prayer's multifaceted forms range from simple dialogue to deep intercession on behalf of others. It pursues the understanding of where God is working and how we can come alongside him in his work.

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Our editors have compiled the best on Prayer from the archives. Here you'll find fresh, relevant, and honest articles that makes Today's Christian Woman a mentor to thousands of women.

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Author Nancy Guthrie helps us transform shallow, self-seeking prayers into powerful prayers that foster trust and intimacy with God.

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How to say it—and pray it—like you mean it.
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Unfocused, meandering prayer can lead to something sweet: real, honest conversation with Jesus.

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Does it ever seem like others are better at prayer than you are? Prayer was a struggle for Patty Kirk until she realized she could pray through her writing.
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Praying for others is necessary, but so is praying for yourself.
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