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Prayer and the Language I Want to Speak

What language do you wish you could speak? I have studied several foreign languages. Of those, I speak Spanish best and read New Testament Greek best. While I was living in Germany, a florist once refused to sell to me … Continue reading

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Prayer and Defining Success

How do you define success? In different parts of my life, I have measured success by attainment of goals or by consistency of effort. At this time in my life, I still run, but I measure success in frequency of … Continue reading

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Prayer and a Treasure that Has Been Lost

Like many other American students in high school, I purchased a class ring. Mine was white silver with a white spinel stone (diamond appearance) and its symbols and wording proudly proclaimed the year of my graduation from Oneida High School. … Continue reading

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Prayer and My Earliest Memory

One morning in 1959, I awakened, rolled out of my bed, and toddled over to a crib nearby. I peered in at a baby, my little brother Mark. That’s my earliest memory. Mark and I have shared many memories since. … Continue reading

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Prayer for Achieving More for God’s Glory in 2023

The new year, 2023, has begun. I began the day by singing, praying and communing with other Christians at Heartland Church of Christ in Kansas City, Kansas. An elder and the preacher discussed the direction of the congregation in the … Continue reading

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Praying and Preparing the Way for the Lord

A preacher prepares the way for the Lord. As he proclaims a message from the Bible, he argues for receiving what it says about Jesus. When he does his work faithfully, he shows people a path for following Jesus that … Continue reading

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Prayer to Proclaim God’s Enduring Word

Things change. That truth has become clearer to me each day of my life. On the national level, heads of state finish their term of office or pass away, as the Queen of England did recently. She was 96 years … Continue reading

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Prayer and the Mystery of Christ

Mysteries grip our imaginations. Whether questions concerning commission of a crime or suggestions of conspiracy to obscure historical truth, we want to know more…and more. What has any of this to do with prayer, with calling for fire? Prayer itself … Continue reading

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Praying for Ukraine and for Ourselves

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all … Continue reading

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Prayer and Dreams that I Remember

A dream theme has weaved through my sleeping hours during my life. I’m in a dark, wooded, confusing area with a companion searching for a lost child. I first had this dream when I was about four years old and … Continue reading

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