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A Prayer, a Song, and a Memory in the Night

Originally posted on Call for Fire Seminar:
When life is darkest, what do we pray? When hope dims, what songs do we sing? When opponents taunt, on what memories do we rely? In his prayer to the Lord, the writer…

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Prayer and Dreams that I Remember

A dream theme has weaved through my sleeping hours during my life. I’m in a dark, wooded, confusing area with a companion searching for a lost child. I first had this dream when I was about four years old and … Continue reading

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God’s Saving Love and a Loving Response

My mother told me when I was in my late twenties and again when I was in my fifties that she looked forward to conversing with me because she always learned something new. She admired that I loved to read … Continue reading

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Road Trips and Prayer

What road trip do you aspire to take some day? I have traveled on some memorable road trips. I’ve driven from Jacksonville Beach, Florida to Phoenix, Arizona by way El Paso, Texas, and driven from Phoenix to San Diego. My … Continue reading

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Prayer and What Others May Not Know about Us

Space exploration has intrigued me throughout my life. The beginnings of the United States space program coincided with my childhood years. When I was twelve years old, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would walk on the moon. I still remember … Continue reading

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Prayer that We Will Learn from Experience

As a teenager, I discovered in classes like algebra and Latin that I could do well on tests without doing the homework. In college, I tested out of enough classes that I graduated a year early. As I review my … 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 Disciple’s Full-Bodied Prayer

Humility and gratitude flow through prayer in Psalm 40, grounded in a full-bodied devotion to the Lord God. The psalmist recognizes his helplessness without God; he recalls how God not only rescued him previously, but also provided for him: “I … Continue reading

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Prayer when God is Silent

A call for fire signals a longing for rescue, a desperate need for security and evidence that we are not alone in the battle. Whether a soldier sends out a request for artillery fire, close air support, or reinforcements, or … Continue reading

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Praying for Confidence

The Psalm that inspired me most when I started reading through the Bible regularly as a twelve-year-old several decades ago was Psalm 27. Its first words sparked confidence in a gangly, unsure preteen, and continue to do so for the … Continue reading

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