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Like a Child with Its Mother

A sense of entitlement can mar our prayers as we worship God. If I believe I deserve more, that I have earned more than I have received, I will approach life and prayer with anger. On the other hand, I … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Those Who Walk in God’s Ways

Actions have consequences. When we read Psalm 128, it seems that productivity and a healthy family life flow from fearing or have reverence for the Lord. The psalmist invokes a blessing on those that fear the Lord and walk in … Continue reading

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Thanking God for Shelter, Security, and Legacy

Our prayers include (even if only subconsciously) petitions for shelter, for security, and for a legacy that will endure after our death. We want to be remembered. As Israelite pilgrims traveled to Jerusalem to worship at the temple, they sang … 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 of Gratitude for My Father

Today would have been my Dad’s birthday. He would have been 86 years old. I always believed firmly that he would live at least into his nineties, so on this date each year I feel as if someone and something … Continue reading

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