Do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. … Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens

Your procession, God, has come into view, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary. … Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the Lord. Continue reading

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I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy

Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. … I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the LORD. … When hard pressed I cried to the LORD, he brought me into a spacious place. Continue reading

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In your distress you called and I rescued you.

Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and heard my prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Continue reading

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I call out to the Lord and he answers me from his holy mountain

Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. … I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. … LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. Continue reading

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Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things

The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him. … Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. … Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. Continue reading

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The prayer of the upright pleases him … He hears the prayer of the righteous

Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me. … He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. Continue reading

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Beware of the teachers of the law … for a show they make lengthy prayers

Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you. … How long, Lord, must I call for help? … I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. … And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?  Continue reading

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Ask and it will be given to you

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Continue reading

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Pray continually

Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. Continue reading

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