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Prayer, Praise, and the Beauty of the Sunset

Where is the best place to watch the sunset near you? I like to run in the afternoon. During the winter when the days are shorter, my runs often coincide with sunset. On one of my routes, I run west … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Rain

Headlights sparkle, then glare.Startled passengers scream.Trucks zoom past as we stare,Mesmerized in dark dream.Boundaries dissolve, turn black.Maneuver, stay on track,I peer ahead, intent,Hopes of safety now rent,Like Paul off Malta’s coast,I pray devoid of boast. I cry out, silent scream,Envision … Continue reading

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How Far Back in My Family Tree Can I Go?

How far back in your family tree can you go? In Luke’s genealogy of Jesus, he traces the family of Jesus all the way back to “Adam, the son of God” (Luke 3:37). Genealogies occur throughout the Bible, and you … Continue reading

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Prayer and Defining Success

How do you define success? In different parts of my life, I have measured success by attainment of goals or by consistency of effort. At this time in my life, I still run, but I measure success in frequency of … 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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Singing Praises and Prayers with Joy

What brings you joy? When does that joy flow into your prayers? How do you celebrate the gifts that God has given you? When I consider what gives me joy, my family, singing, and following baseball come to mind immediately. … Continue reading

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Prayer and a Treasure that Has Been Lost

Like many other American students in high school, I purchased a class ring. Mine was white silver with a white spinel stone (diamond appearance) and its symbols and wording proudly proclaimed the year of my graduation from Oneida High School. … Continue reading

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Prayer and My Earliest Memory

One morning in 1959, I awakened, rolled out of my bed, and toddled over to a crib nearby. I peered in at a baby, my little brother Mark. That’s my earliest memory. Mark and I have shared many memories since. … Continue reading

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Prayer and Bravery

The apostle Paul and Silas were on their way to a “place of prayer” according to Acts 16 to meet with other disciples when a woman, a slave who “had a spirit by which she predicted the future,” accosted them. … 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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