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Does Our Faith Inspire Others to Pray?

Does our faith inspire others to pray?  That unusual question popped into my mind when I read recently about Abraham’s sending his servant Eliezer of Damascus to find a wife for Abraham’s son Isaac as part of my daily Bible … Continue reading

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A Prayer as 2017 Ends

As 2017 winds to a close, I pause to ponder the blessings God has given me in 2017.  I retired from a military career that last several years longer than I dreamed when I began. While that career took twists … Continue reading

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Prayer of a Parent

The words of a mother in Proverbs 31 reflect what her prayers must have been for a son who would become a ruler.  Although he is identified as Lemuel, a name otherwise unknown in the Bible, some have suggested that … Continue reading

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Prayer After a Fall

I struggle to pray sometimes.  The words I need to say so desperately evade me.  My emotions seem to clog my consciousness. Last week, as I near the end of a short run, I stumbled over a crack in the … Continue reading

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Prayer to the God Who Is True

“I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel that he has granted them according to his … Continue reading

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Thanking God for His Wonderful Deeds

The Thanksgiving holiday season has arrived in the United States, preceded ironically by shootings in churches as well as a concert venue and numerous accusations of sexual harassment or assault against well-known entertainers or politicians. The possibility of nuclear war … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Recovery from Assault

The tentacles of sadness entwine And enwrap me, suffocating mind, Dispelling thought; driving off will to dine, Their dark ink clouds, creative urges blind, O God, in my horror I want to scream But restrain my shout – will any … Continue reading

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