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Books that Changed My Life

Has a book changed your life?  A few books have captured my attention and changed my perspective in ways that altered the direction of my life. I will identify them at the end of this post. None of the books … Continue reading

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Prayer and the Language I Want to Speak

What language do you wish you could speak? I have studied several foreign languages. Of those, I speak Spanish best and read New Testament Greek best. While I was living in Germany, a florist once refused to sell to me … Continue reading

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Why I Write about Prayer

The reason why I began to write about learning to pray from the Bible began with a discovery I made back in the 1980’s. I was preaching for a church in Aberdeen, Maryland, and needed to put together a thirteen-week-long … Continue reading

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Praying and Preparing the Way for the Lord

A preacher prepares the way for the Lord. As he proclaims a message from the Bible, he argues for receiving what it says about Jesus. When he does his work faithfully, he shows people a path for following Jesus that … Continue reading

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Prayer and the Mystery of Christ

Mysteries grip our imaginations. Whether questions concerning commission of a crime or suggestions of conspiracy to obscure historical truth, we want to know more…and more. What has any of this to do with prayer, with calling for fire? Prayer itself … Continue reading

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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 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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Praying after Riots in the Capitol

Events in the Capitol building and its surroundings shocked me this past week. Along with reacting to those events, I remembered happier moments from 1977 and 1978 when I sang with a college choir on the Ellipse outside the White … Continue reading

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A Prayer for 2021

As a chaotic 2020 nears its end, I invite you to reflect on seven petitions from a psalm of David, Psalm 25. These ancient words still resonate, for they speak our pleas as we reflect on the year just past … Continue reading

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