Tag Archives: God

If the Lord Had Not Been on Our Side

Psalm 124 expresses thanksgiving and praise for the Lord who is on our side. The exuberant wording of the poem envisions the catastrophic alternative that would have occurred had God not intervened. The psalm begins with recognition of God’s protection, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Safety when Traveling to Worship

In early 2008, I was driving on a dirt road in Arizona near the border with Mexico when I had a flat tire as I crossed a dry gully. There was no cellphone signal. In the distance I could see … Continue reading

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Devoted to Prayer?

When you think about activities of the Church that reveal its priorities, what comes to mind? Preaching the Bible? Observing Communion? Helping the poor? Healing the sick? Teaching our young the fundamentals of the faith? Evangelism? Foreign missions? Baptism? How … Continue reading

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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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Keys to Confidence

The apostle John writes, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life”(1 John 5:13).  Those words breathe hope. The apostle tells that we … Continue reading

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A Prayer for God’s Steadfast Love

“Let your steadfast love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise, then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word” (Psalm 119:41 ESV). The twenty-two sections of the … 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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