Category Archives: Prayers from Psalms

Prayer, Praise, and the Beauty of the Sunset

Where is the best place to watch the sunset near you? I like to run in the afternoon. During the winter when the days are shorter, my runs often coincide with sunset. On one of my routes, I run west … Continue reading

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Prayer and Defining Success

How do you define success? In different parts of my life, I have measured success by attainment of goals or by consistency of effort. At this time in my life, I still run, but I measure success in frequency of … Continue reading

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Singing Praises and Prayers with Joy

What brings you joy? When does that joy flow into your prayers? How do you celebrate the gifts that God has given you? When I consider what gives me joy, my family, singing, and following baseball come to mind immediately. … Continue reading

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Prayer and a Treasure that Has Been Lost

Like many other American students in high school, I purchased a class ring. Mine was white silver with a white spinel stone (diamond appearance) and its symbols and wording proudly proclaimed the year of my graduation from Oneida High School. … Continue reading

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Prayer to Proclaim God’s Enduring Word

Things change. That truth has become clearer to me each day of my life. On the national level, heads of state finish their term of office or pass away, as the Queen of England did recently. She was 96 years … Continue reading

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Prayer and What We Value after Affliction

The psalmist who prayed Psalm 119:65-72 offered a prayer of thanks for affliction he had suffered. Most of us pray that we may avoid difficulty. Why would someone thank God for allowing them to suffer? Part of the answer emerges … Continue reading

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Prayer, Stars, and the Majesty of God

How do you feel when you look at the stars? I spent the month of November 1998 in the Mojave Desert with other Soldiers from Fort Campbell. We engaged in military training. I rehearsed with other team members how we. … Continue reading

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God’s Saving Love and a Loving Response

My mother told me when I was in my late twenties and again when I was in my fifties that she looked forward to conversing with me because she always learned something new. She admired that I loved to read … Continue reading

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Prayer that We Will Learn from Experience

As a teenager, I discovered in classes like algebra and Latin that I could do well on tests without doing the homework. In college, I tested out of enough classes that I graduated a year early. As I review my … Continue reading

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Prayer when Lying in the Dust

You, like I, may have experienced times when your world fell apart. How did you pray? At times, I found it hard to pray at all. I have learned that such times require prayer, that we talk to God when … Continue reading

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