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Prayer in Midst of Catastrophe

  I have taken a break from posting for several weeks to concentrate on work and academic requirements as I continued to adjust to the recent death of a son. During those weeks, much has happened in the world. Outrage … Continue reading

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Prayer to the God Who Sees

“So she [Hagar] called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, ‘You are a God of seeing’ for she said, ‘Truly here I have seen him who looks after me” (Genesis 16:13). Many women and men in our … Continue reading

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Prayer that Glorifies God

In an age where rage and insult infest social media posts and where people get shot after blowing their horn at a potentially speeding motorist, it is easy to be captivated by the fervent and righteous outrage and to yearn … Continue reading

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A Patient Prophet’s Prayer of Joy

Receiving a delayed gift unleashes pent-up joy. When we read a patient elderly prophet’s prayer in Luke 2, we may miss the joy that surely soaked Simeon’s words. He had received a promise that he would not die before he … Continue reading

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A Prayer in the Wake of Violent Protest

“The faithful have disappeared from the land and there is no one left who is upright; they all lie in wait for blood, and they hunt each other with nets. Their hands are skilled to do evil; the official and … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Veterans

I participated in a chapel service today, Veterans Day in the United States, that focused on prayer for our nation. Here is a synopsis of my comments and prayer today at Harding School of Theology: As we pray for our … Continue reading

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A Prayer After Almost Slipping

“When I thought, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your steadfast love, O LORD held me up. When the cares of my heart are many your consolations cheer my soul” (Psalm 94:18-19). In the midst of angry lament, one who had prayed … Continue reading

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