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A Prayer for the President

On this icy (in Kansas) day after Presidents Day in the United States, I meditate on the prayer recorded in Psalm 72. The psalm is a prayer for Israel’s king. In some verses (11, 17), the universal appeal suggests anticipation … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Awareness of God’s Love

“Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!” Psalm 33 begins with that call to song and thanksgiving to the God who created and sustains the universe.  The psalmist praises God’s creative power. He describes God’s character – God … Continue reading

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Prayer After a Fall

I struggle to pray sometimes.  The words I need to say so desperately evade me.  My emotions seem to clog my consciousness. Last week, as I near the end of a short run, I stumbled over a crack in the … Continue reading

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Thanking God for His Wonderful Deeds

The Thanksgiving holiday season has arrived in the United States, preceded ironically by shootings in churches as well as a concert venue and numerous accusations of sexual harassment or assault against well-known entertainers or politicians. The possibility of nuclear war … Continue reading

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Listening When We Pray

“Long ago, at many times and in many  ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in God

In the midst of a prayer for deliverance, after expressing fear, a man of faith exclaims in Psalm 70,  “May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, ‘God is … Continue reading

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Praying When Afraid

Dread and fear must have filled their hearts as they fled into the darkness. One had his clothes torn away from him as those who had arrested Jesus tried to seize him as well. Jesus had warned, “Pray that you … Continue reading

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