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1/24/13 – In fact from the beginning mother was warned that survival was not likely. Sickly from the beginning the inability to provide enough milk, further complicated the situation. finally, hospitalized, mother was told I would not survive the night. She prayed, I did.

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1/21/13 – So beginning at the beginning where has prayer brought me? The first prayers began with my mother during the first few years of life. Born a twin two months premature in the midst of World War II meant limited abilities to meet the medical needs of an infant.

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1/10/13 – This incident introduced doubt into my prayer life. I struggled for several years wondering if prayer was a two-way conversation. Then I discovered a little devotional book called Prayers of a Modern Mystic. As I began to read, I was amazed at the author’s descriptions of his prayer life.  It was just as my mother had taught me. Thereafter, I believed and practiced what I had been taught. However, I did refuse to talk with other Christians about prayer. 

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POST ON PRAYER

01-03-2013 –  For years, until I was in my mid-teens, I thought that talking with the Lord was as natural as breathing. One Sunday in Bible class, the teacher mentioned praying about something. Naively I asked, “What did the Lord say?” The teacher’s reply was, “God does not talk to people.” I said, “He talks to me.” The teacher’s response, characteristic of the unbeliever, was that I must be crazy.

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POST ON PRAYER

My mother taught me about prayer. She was the most godly woman I have ever known. Many who knew her would agree and depended heavily on her prayers.  Her first lesson: Prayer is a reciprocal conversation.

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