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Pure heart, right spirit

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‘Create in me a pure heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me.’
That is one of David’s great psalm-prayers (Psalm 51v10). It’s an awesome study-and-exam-prayer too.

If our hearts and spirits are in a good place then life becomes SO much better – including our studies. Why don’t you ask God to do that each time you sit down to work or write an exam this week? It’s a prayer right in the center of God’s will for you so be sure God will do it – even if it seems like an impossible thing for you. Try it and see …

Read Psalm 51 here: http://bit.ly/10KGX9P
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Prayer and exams

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Does your prayer life get a lot more active during exams? You know, like: ‘Dear God, answers please!’ or, ‘please put my parents in a good mood for that report…’

I’m not sure God answers our prayers for divine knowledge the way we’d like but here are some totally legit things you CAN ask God to do: help you study well, resist distractions, think clearly, help you remember the work and not panic in the exam. Most of all that you know his peace, love and presence as you work.

Prayer is no substitute for studying but it connects us to the One who loves knowledge and understanding – and wants us to have that too. So pray lots!

Great exam Psalm here: http://bit.ly/116kMLc
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Studying for God?

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Is studying for exams hard? Maybe you don’t like the subject, or the teacher, or you just don’t see the point? Maybe there’s pressure from parents, or you’re a bit too lazy?

Paul once wrote some wise words to slaves who didn’t enjoy everything about their situation either:
‘Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.’ (Colossians 3 v 23-24)

What difference would it make to see your studies as something you can offer to God – and receive God’s blessing in this week?

Read Col 4 here: http://bit.ly/11c1gNS
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