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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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Praying to the God who Creates and Sustains

The prayer of returned exiles in Nehemiah 9 gives us insight into the God to whom we pray.  As the prayer continues, its words remind us that we continue a legacy of faith that still informs our concept of God, … Continue reading

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Jesus Wept, Then He Prayed

Jesus wept. When many people think about Jesus’ raising his friend Lazarus from the dead, they focus on those tears shed shortly before Jesus called for Lazarus to come out from the tomb. Why did he weep? They wonder, and … Continue reading

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