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Prayer About Meditation on God’s Word

Prayer and meditation on God’s message in the Bible builds spiritual strength.  Psalm 119:97-104 describes the equipping power of the Word of God as a psalmist prays to the Lord.  He begins, “O how I love your law! It is … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Gratitude for My Father

Today would have been my Dad’s birthday. He would have been 86 years old. I always believed firmly that he would live at least into his nineties, so on this date each year I feel as if someone and something … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare and Call for Fire

Twice in my life, when counseling people who had been sent to me, I have looked into another’s eyes and have seen no anger, no suffering, no life – I have seen nothing, only darkness in the eyes that stared … Continue reading

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Praying with confidence that God can effect change

As soldiers fail when they do not trust their weapons and other equipment, we cripple ourselves in the battle against evil when we do not believe that that “those who are with us are greater than those who are with … 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 When God Does Not Deliver

Moses prayed a prayer of lament, fear, and frustration to the Lord. God had called him unexpectedly to leave the desert mountain retreat where Moses, one-time adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, has found refuge for the previous four decades. Moses … Continue reading

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