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Praying After Recognizing a Need

Originally posted on Call for Fire Seminar:
When the tragic events of September 11, 2001, unfolded, they stunned an unprepared nation as centers of business and the military were attacked with great loss of life. In response, if only for…

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Prayer during Election Uncertainty

The uncertainty leading up to the Presidential election drove many to their knees in prayer, regardless of political affiliation. For many conservative Christians, concern for the unborn and convictions about marriage or sexuality informed their prayers. For some of them, … Continue reading

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Praying for Rescue from Liars

How do we pray when there is a crisis of integrity? When truth becomes difficult to discern, when discordant voices clash in public forums inviting our allegiance and denouncing one another, we bow before our Lord praying for an end … Continue reading

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Is God for Us or for Our Enemies?

As his Israelite army prepared to attack what even then was the ancient city of Jericho, Joshua “looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went to him and … Continue reading

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Prayer to God who Saves “Man and Beast”

The words of the prayer in Psalm 36:5-6 convict me as they should any who realize their weaknesses and their inadequacy as they seek to please our Creator. The prayer envisions God as judge, but also as redeemer and savior. … Continue reading

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A Prayer Against Abhorrent Evil and Lying

David prays a powerful indictment of epidemic lying and proponents of wickedness in Psalm 12. He aligns with God’s hatred for untruth. He pleads for the Lord to rescue, to save, to guard. He prays, “Save, O LORD, for the … Continue reading

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Prayer in Response to a School Shooting

The recent school shooting in Florida captured our nation’s attention. We learned in horror of lives lost far too soon. Families still mourn and struggle to comprehend what they have lost.  Many have responded for increased gun control because of … Continue reading

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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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Prayer to God who Avenges the Victim

Our God loves justice; injustice causes him to don his armor and “go to war.” The psalmist prays, “Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob” (Psalm 99:4).  Many in the … 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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