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Understanding Postures of Prayer

let your posture express the attitudes of your heart
In the Biblical accounts of prayer, many postures are described. Abraham fell upon his face before God. (See Genesis 17:3, 17.) Moses prayed with his hands outstretched. (See Exodus 9:27–29.) King Solomon knelt in prayer. (See I Kings 8:54.) Jesus prayed looking up into heaven.

A thirteen-year-old girl was very bitter toward her stepfather. She believed that he showed favoritism toward others in the family. He also displayed anger toward her on many occasions, which hurt her deeply.

Effectively Appeal to Authorities

seven guidelines for presenting an appeal
God requires every one to be under authority.

Trading Irritations for Maturity

embracing God’s transforming work in your life
Irritations often expose areas in which you need to mature. God wants every Christian to reflect the integrity of His Son Jesus Christ, and God can work through the people and circumstances of your life to press you toward that point of maturity. (See Romans 8:28–29.)

When Asked to Do Wrong

responding to authorities when you cannot follow their direction
Has your boss ever asked you to do something that you think is wrong? Have your parents asked you to do something wrong? What should you do?
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