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What If You Prayed Knowing You've Won? | YFNZ Devotional

Posted on May 14, 2020, in the categories: Prayer, YFNZ Devotional
What If You Prayed Knowing You've Won? | YFNZ Devotional

I woke up one sunny morning, about halfway through our lockdown in New Zealand. I got up, made my classic breakfast of avocado on toast, and sat down on the couch to pray and get my day started. I flipped open my journal and began to write down all the difficult things I had been dealing with. Being away from family. The sickness and death of family members. And well, I was bored with being in quarantine for so long.  I started praying through my list of "issues". I asked God to heal the world. I asked Him to help my heart stop hurting from being away from family. Lastly, I asked Him to help me not be so bored. My prayer lasted about 15 seconds. I picked up my phone and started scrolling through Instagram.…

Why Prayer is Never a Waste of My Time | YFNZ Story

Posted on Dec 6, 2019, in the categories: Prayer
Why Prayer is Never a Waste of My Time | YFNZ Story

The Prayer Room was a waste of my time.   As a missionary training community, we gathered there 6+ hours a week, worshiping Jesus and praying for the nations. Where I expected to have more meetings, class, or practical ministry—we spent that time pursuing God’s presence together. However, every time I prayed, it felt like it wasn’t actually doing anything.…

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