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Prayer: A Troubleshooting Guide

When an appliance misfunctions, we troubleshoot it. This post offers a “troubleshooting guide” for some common reasons we fail to receive answers to prayers.

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Developing the Technique of Prayer

When we fail to receive answers to our prayers, often the solution lies not in increasing our faith or desire, but in developing better technique.

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The Power of Emotional Mindfulness

Emotional mindfulness is a prerequisite to taking responsibility for our emotions and developing full emotional self-control. But how do we develop it?

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Goals as a Means, Not an End

The value of goals is not so much in achieving them, but in how the process of setting and striving for goals alters our behavior.

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Why Ritual Is a Key Part of Worship

“Ritual.” We avoid or even shy away from the word, yet nearly all our acts of worship involve ritual. So what is ritual? Why do we use it, and how does it work?