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A Prayer as 2017 Ends

As 2017 winds to a close, I pause to ponder the blessings God has given me in 2017.  I retired from a military career that last several years longer than I dreamed when I began. While that career took twists … Continue reading

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Prayer of a Parent

The words of a mother in Proverbs 31 reflect what her prayers must have been for a son who would become a ruler.  Although he is identified as Lemuel, a name otherwise unknown in the Bible, some have suggested that … 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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A Prayer for Recovery from Assault

The tentacles of sadness entwine And enwrap me, suffocating mind, Dispelling thought; driving off will to dine, Their dark ink clouds, creative urges blind, O God, in my horror I want to scream But restrain my shout – will any … 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 of a Frustrated Traveler

The prayer of psalm 39 laments, “For what do I wait?” We might ask, in concert with the Psalmist, why do we wait when life frustrates, when we confront the reality of life’s brevity, when it may seem that there … 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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