Tag Archives: Christian unity

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

We pray for peace. We rarely pray for war or bloodshed. Some topics surface in prayers more frequently. We pray for the sick, the dying, and their families. We pray for wisdom and maturity to mark the actions and thinking … Continue reading

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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 for Less Disputing

More than two hundred years ago, five Kentucky preachers penned a document (“The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery”) in which they opined that Christians should “pray more and dispute less.” Their words resonate with me when I … Continue reading

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Resilience and Prayer in Times of Trial

Resilience gets us past our hurdles. Soldiers receive training on improving thueir mental and emotional resilience. Resilience helps Soldiers endure ghastly experiences far away from home. It also helps them survive when they return home. Faith is an integral part … Continue reading

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Prayer for an Undying Love

“Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love” (Ephesians 6:23-24). This benediction, or prayer of blessing, ends the book … Continue reading

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A Prayer By Jesus for You and Me

The prayer begins with a note of finality: “Father, the time has come.” Jesus will face severe challenges to faith and mission within the next twenty-four hours. He will suffer. His followers, or at least most of them, will vanish … Continue reading

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Restoring Prayer

Early Christians prayed together frequently. After Jesus ascended, his apostles met constantly with other disciples, including the mother of Jesus and his brothers, as well as several women, to pray. After the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost and … Continue reading

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