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Prayer that Glorifies God

In an age where rage and insult infest social media posts and where people get shot after blowing their horn at a potentially speeding motorist, it is easy to be captivated by the fervent and righteous outrage and to yearn … Continue reading

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Prayer for Those Who Seek Healthy Relationships

For several weeks, I have read blogs and other articles that anticipated the release of a movie called “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The impression I gained from what I read, even in articles that had a somewhat positive approach to … Continue reading

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Prayer When Grief Challenges Faith

The prayer of Psalm 143 spoke for me today. As I read it, its words echoed the pain in my soul. Like the Psalmist, I have felt crushed by events in my life. The most recent, and most painful, is … Continue reading

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A Patient Prophet’s Prayer of Joy

Receiving a delayed gift unleashes pent-up joy. When we read a patient elderly prophet’s prayer in Luke 2, we may miss the joy that surely soaked Simeon’s words. He had received a promise that he would not die before he … Continue reading

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Prayer as Response to God

Prayer may be a response to God. When we pray, we may attribute a recent event in our lives to the providence or the judgment of God. When we thank God for food, or a new job, or an answer … Continue reading

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Praying a Prayer of Praise

“Oh sing to the LORD a new son; sing to the LORD, all the earth!” Psalm 96, a song that celebrates God, begins with these words. A parallel, in 1 Chronicles 16, was sung by Asaph and his brothers at … Continue reading

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Resilience and Prayer in Times of Trial

Resilience gets us past our hurdles. Soldiers receive training on improving thueir mental and emotional resilience. Resilience helps Soldiers endure ghastly experiences far away from home. It also helps them survive when they return home. Faith is an integral part … Continue reading

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When to Pray, When to Protest

Injustice tears at our souls. When we sense inequity in treatment, anger surges within us. We cry for reprisal, and strike out in anger. Our will to forgive fades, eclipsed by “righteous” anger. When the injustice gains paradigmatic status in … Continue reading

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Remember to Pray “Thank You”

“When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his … Continue reading

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A Prayer After Almost Slipping

“When I thought, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your steadfast love, O LORD held me up. When the cares of my heart are many your consolations cheer my soul” (Psalm 94:18-19). In the midst of angry lament, one who had prayed … Continue reading

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