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12. Prayer: Do this before you pray

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So much has been written on about prayer that it is almost pointless for me to write (or you to read) another 500 words today about prayer. Would it not be far better for you to simply stop reading and me to stop writing and for us to go and pray?
      If so, then why are you reading this and why am I writing?
      Namely this: I hope that at the end of the week you will have been inspired to talk and listen to the God of the universe more than you did last week.
      And I believe there is something we should all do before we pray.
      Our memory verse for this week says that if you are not morally pure, then don’t expect God to answer your prayers. It is a waste of time. Commit yourself this week to keep yourself clean and pure. And if you are not, then pray, but do not pray for anything else except your moral and spiritual purity before God.
      Read and memorize Psalm 66:18. 18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; 19 but God has surely lis…