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A Prayer When We Are Running Away from God

Hosea’s wife did not respond to his love. She left him for a life of prostitution. But then as Hosea chapter 3 begins, God calls Hosea to go love his wife as God loves his people. When Hosea finally found … Continue reading

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A Prayer When Afraid

Did you ever notice that the words “Don’t be afraid” are spoken when you are most afraid? In Mark 4, a storm arises while Jesus and his disciples are in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. His disciples are … 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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A Prayer that We Will Find our Security in God

Fifteen years ago, the fabric of security in which Americans had wrapped themselves was ripped away as hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Our government responded with what the Attorney General … Continue reading

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A Prayer that Our Love Will Renew Hope

I’ve witnessed Christians working together to glorify God and to serve others this week. This morning, about sixteen members of our congregation welcomed over seventy families who needed food and helped meet their needs at our monthly Food Pantry. Tomorrow, … Continue reading

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God’s Response to a Cry for Help

“7 When the people of Israel cried out to the Lord on account of the Midianites, 8 the Lord sent a prophet to the people of Israel. And he said to them, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: … Continue reading

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Prayer for Less Disputing

More than two hundred years ago, five Kentucky preachers penned a document (“The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery”) in which they opined that Christians should “pray more and dispute less.” Their words resonate with me when I … Continue reading

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