Flowing Faith

August 1, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Pray It Possible

Very often we feel that there’s nothing we can do to make things better. We feel helpless and discouraged and don’t know how to go on. The most important thing – and hopefully the first thing – to do is … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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A Call to Pray with Jesus

Jesus asked his disciples to pray with him at Gethsemane, yet they slept. Just the same way, Jesus is asking us to pray with him too. How do we respond? Do we sleepwalk through our life? Or do we obey … Continue reading

March 13, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Pray because Jesus Prayed

I’ve written lots of posts on prayer. I’ve talked about how our prayers matter. How we are supposed to pray without ceasing. And how we should be persistent on prayer. I’ve talked about the power of prayer and how wonderful … Continue reading

May 23, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Close to God in Prayer

How does it feel listening to someone praying for you? Isn’t it delightful and utterly precious? It is a huge blessing. Like Charles Finney has said “Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do … Continue reading

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April 7, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Good Morning, God! (or How to Start Your Day Right)

How do you start your day? Do you have some routines that are always the same? How long do you go until you greet God each day? You answer defines the robustness of your faith. Really. Either you lean on … Continue reading

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March 3, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Spiritual Immune System, part 4/4

Spiritual exercise is necessary for robust spiritual health. There is no way around it. Any muscle that goes unused becomes weak. Any faith that does not get exercised becomes weak. So what are you waiting for? You even have your … Continue reading

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February 7, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Is Prayer Necessary?

Why do you pray? Is prayer necessary? What do you think? God knows everything already anyway. Why should we take time to pray then? What’s the point of prayer after all? Good questions. Let’s find out whether prayer is necessary … Continue reading

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November 8, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Fighting with Prayer

Why should I pray? Does it really make any difference? God knows everything anyway, you might think. But prayer has been part of Christianity from the beginning. Jesus prayed and he taught us to pray. The Bible is also full … Continue reading

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May 20, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Prayer Is Practical

Last week our seven year old son said something after the Lord’s Prayer that I have been thinking ever since. It was nothing earth-shattering but profoundly true nonetheless. He said that the Lord’s Prayer was a practical prayer. Indeed! I … Continue reading

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May 3, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Does Prayer work?

Do you believe in the power of prayer? Or do you think that Jesus promised too much for us? He told his disciples that God will give them whatever they ask in Jesus’ name. And, yet, we don’t get everything … Continue reading

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