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2 Chronicles 7:11-22

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11 When Solomon had finished the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the Lord and in his own palace, 12 the Lord appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen...

John 15:1-17

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1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken...

Matthew 18:15-20

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15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the...

Mark 11:20-26

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20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!” 22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus...

Luke 18:9-14

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9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray,one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I...

Psalm 61:1-8

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For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. 1 Hear my cry, O God;    listen to my prayer. 2 From the ends of the earth I call to you,    I call as my heart grows faint;    lead me to the rock that is higher than...

Proverbs 30:7-9

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7 “Two things I ask of you, Lord;    do not refuse me before I die:8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me;    give me neither poverty nor riches,    but give me only my daily bread.9 Otherwise, I may have too much...

Matthew 18:21-35

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21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of...

Luke 11:1-4

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1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father,hallowed be your name,your kingdom...

James 1:12-14

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12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor...