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A Prayer When Afraid

Did you ever notice that the words “Don’t be afraid” are spoken when you are most afraid? In Mark 4, a storm arises while Jesus and his disciples are in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. His disciples are … Continue reading

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Praying Thankfully in the Congregation

In this season of Thanksgiving, we express our gratefulness to God by enjoying gifts he has given us: food, family, shelter, clothing, and friends. In Psalm 111, we discover additional aspects of our lives for which we should give thanks. … Continue reading

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A Prayer on Veterans/Armistice Day

On this Veterans Day/Armistice Day weekend: “Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he … Continue reading

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Our Dance with God

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25 ESV). Prayer is our dance with God. We converse, and as we do, at times in harmony, at times in dissonance, we reveal … Continue reading

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Praying for Peace when Life’s Storms Overwhelm

     Psalm 107 begins the fifth book of the Psalms with a song that remembers hardship. Consecutive sections of the Psalm recall different experiences of suffering and fear in which it seemed the Lord might be absent. Some wander … Continue reading

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Keys to Confidence

The apostle John writes, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life”(1 John 5:13).  Those words breathe hope. The apostle tells that we … Continue reading

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My Lord and My God

What does one pray when he or she discovers faith and realizes that personal failure or sin has been exposed? The apostle Thomas had scoffed a week earlier at the suggestion that his teacher, Jesus, had arisen from the dead. … Continue reading

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