Does God Answer Prayers?

By Erik M Over a year ago, my family, a friend and I went boating at a lake. It was a beautiful afternoon and the water was nice and warm. We skied, wake-boarded, and knee-boarded. We had a good time. After a couple of hours, the weather suddenly changed and the winds picked up. We decided it was best to return to the marina and go home. On our way back the winds become more violent and the waves grew enormously in size. They came over the bow and flooded towards the back. The engine died and...
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Heavenly Father, Do You Love Me?

By Jessica B. My parents divorced when I was four years old and would both remarry and divorce again in later years. Because of the divorces and the abuse that came with those experiences I found myself, at the age of 13, doing things I shouldn't have been doing and feeling alone and misunderstood. I guess I could say I felt like I was in a dark, cold room that I couldn't get out of. I grew up having been taught about God, prayer and forgiveness. At times I felt the hope that those teachin...
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Why Pray if God Already Knows What We Need?

By Kyra M. During my sophomore year of college, I learned that my older sister had cancer. I can still remember how I found out. It was a Friday in February—the 13th, in fact. I had just left the Testing Center at my college after a disappointing test and was trudging home in defeat. I turned my cell phone back on and saw there was a new voicemail from my parents. They told me that my sister had just had an MRI and it was confirmed—“she has a tumor." I nearly tripped on the sidewalk as I h...
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