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A Prayer of Gratitude for My Father

Today would have been my Dad’s birthday. He would have been 86 years old. I always believed firmly that he would live at least into his nineties, so on this date each year I feel as if someone and something … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare and Call for Fire

Twice in my life, when counseling people who had been sent to me, I have looked into another’s eyes and have seen no anger, no suffering, no life – I have seen nothing, only darkness in the eyes that stared … Continue reading

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Prayer of a Modern Pilgrim

“So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. For here we have no lasting city, but … Continue reading

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Prayer When God Does Not Deliver

Moses prayed a prayer of lament, fear, and frustration to the Lord. God had called him unexpectedly to leave the desert mountain retreat where Moses, one-time adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, has found refuge for the previous four decades. Moses … Continue reading

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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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