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What Are Five Things I Am Thankful For Today?

“What are five things you are thankful for today?” That was the blogging prompt or challenge for WordPress Bloganuary blogger participants today. I have lagged behind in my responses to the prompts, but this one caught my attention because it … Continue reading

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Top Five Call for Fire Posts for 2021

Thank you to those who have read my posts and prayed along with me in this past year. Hopefully, you learned concepts and truths about God, as I did, from biblical prayers that deepened your faith. The five posts that … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Peace, Health, and Hope

This past Monday night I prayed the invocation for a Christmas Party celebrated jointly by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts of Lansing, Kansas. A local high school’s JROTC honor guard did great work in posting the … Continue reading

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Prayer and the Ministry Priorities of Jesus

As I read the final verses of Matthew chapter 4 recently, it struck me that Matthew 4:23-5:2 function as the introduction to the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount. Matthew describes the priorities of Jesus and introduces the crowds … Continue reading

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A Review of Timothy Keller’s Prayer

Timothy Keller has written a useful survey of writings about prayer. He aims to enable a Christian to know both awe and intimacy with God. I greatly appreciated his references to writers throughout history who have written concerning the spiritual … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Abused

Originally posted on Call for Fire Seminar:
In Luke 4, Jesus reads in Nazareth’s synagogue from what we call chapter 61 of Isaiah. He affirms that the reading reveals his mission, that his presence and his ministry fulfills the words…

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A Lament for Afghanistan

Impressions of Afghanistan included, for me, a sense of a people traumatized by decades of armed conflict in their nation – wrecked buildings, landscapes stripped of trees and vegetation in an attempt in previous decades to get rid of hiding … Continue reading

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Prayerful Preparation for Christ’s Return

Originally posted on Call for Fire Seminar:
Paul’s prayers for the Thessalonians identify faith, hope, love and habitual prayer as essential means of preparing for the return of Christ. After saying that he always thanked God’s for the Thessalonians’ faith,…

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Praying when Blessed by Jesus

Several months ago, I memorized the Beatitudes. Since then, each morning I have included meditation on their meaning with reflection on my daily Bible reading and what I plan to write about next on this blog. According to Matthew, Jesus … Continue reading

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Moving Forward after Prayer

All seemed lost. News that not one but three armies were moving towards the national capital frightened the nation. King Jehoshaphat responded. As I noted in a post in 2013, “A leader’s spiritual life affects the moral climate of those … Continue reading

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