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A Prayer for Recovery from Assault

The tentacles of sadness entwine And enwrap me, suffocating mind, Dispelling thought; driving off will to dine, Their dark ink clouds, creative urges blind, O God, in my horror I want to scream But restrain my shout – will any … Continue reading

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Prayer to God who Avenges the Victim

Our God loves justice; injustice causes him to don his armor and “go to war.” The psalmist prays, “Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob” (Psalm 99:4).  Many in the … Continue reading

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In Him

This past Sunday evening, I challenged the assembly to listen for the words “in him” or “with him” as I read Colossians 2:6-15.  Those phrases reverberate through the passage, confirming the Christian’s dependence on Christ, in whom “the whole fullness … Continue reading

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Prayer of a Frustrated Traveler

The prayer of psalm 39 laments, “For what do I wait?” We might ask, in concert with the Psalmist, why do we wait when life frustrates, when we confront the reality of life’s brevity, when it may seem that there … Continue reading

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Prayer when Hurricanes and Fires Destroy

As we contemplate the devastating losses experienced from flooding and wildfires in the United States, many are responding by donating money or supplies to charitable organization or donating their time to help clean up or rebuild. Many also are praying … Continue reading

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Prayer Combat Inspection

When I was in the Army, I struggled at times with PCI, Pre-Combat Inspection.  PCI meant that I would review a packing list with the training or the deployment to discern whether I had the required equipment.  I would also … Continue reading

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When Prayer Is Not Enough

Sometimes it seems as if I’m praying to a wall.  No apparent answer greets repeated requests; no recognizable acknowledgement responds to prayers of praise and gratitude.  Meanwhile, frustration increases and disappointment soars as life sours before me.  When this happens, … Continue reading

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