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“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16 Have you ever listened to someone pray and thought, “I wish I could learn to pray like that?” Their words just seem to flow so freely to the Lord, and we think surely the Lord must be pleased with their eloquent words and will answer their requests. Why can’t I pray like that? Sometimes it seems like we stumble and stammer over our words and wonder if the Lord even hears us. Sometimes we cannot even find the words to pray, and we can only whisper the name…

“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 Most of us have read or heard this scripture read and, in our minds, have said that it is impossible for a woman to reach the high ideal that is portrayed. The writer of Proverbs said her value was above rubies. I found the following interesting information about rubies in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “The quality of a ruby is determined by its color, cut, and clarity, which, along with carat weight, affect its value. The brightest and most valuable shade of red called blood-red…

“And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” II Peter 1:7 Charity: the act of giving money, food, or other kinds of help to people who are poor, sick, etc.  This is the most common description of this word, but St.  Paul’s classical description of charity is found in I Corinthians 13. In Christian theology and ethics, “charity” translates as “love” and is shown in the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ.  He gave us the greatest example of love when He died on the cross to redeem us from sin. Most of us are familiar with…