Tag Archives: Loyalty

Learning to Trust When We Pray

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken” (Psalm 62:1-2). Inspiration for prayer dries up when events shatter our … Continue reading

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Resilience and Prayer in Times of Trial

Resilience gets us past our hurdles. Soldiers receive training on improving thueir mental and emotional resilience. Resilience helps Soldiers endure ghastly experiences far away from home. It also helps them survive when they return home. Faith is an integral part … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Veterans

I participated in a chapel service today, Veterans Day in the United States, that focused on prayer for our nation. Here is a synopsis of my comments and prayer today at Harding School of Theology: As we pray for our … Continue reading

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Praying Praise

“There is none like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might” (Jeremiah 10:6). Prayers of praise celebrate the power and wonder of God, the Creator and Savior. We often request when we pray, and … Continue reading

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Praying With An Undivided Heart

In the midst of Psalm 86’s barrage of “calls for fire” (14 petitions) is a penetrating insight enclosed within a request, “Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that … Continue reading

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Prayer When It Seems Rescue Will Not Arrive

When Soldiers realize that they cannot repel the enemy’s attack with their current number of personnel or supply of ammunition, they call for fire. They contact their higher headquarters and request field artillery fires against their enemy’s position or ask … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Perseverance and Faith

And he [Abraham’s servant] said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham. I am standing here by the spring of water, and the daughters of townspeople are … Continue reading

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Surviving the Sifting of Our Faith

Christian leaders pray for their followers. Jesus set the pace for this principle. After the disciples argue concerning who will be the greatest in the kingdom, Jesus teaches them that the one who rules among them must be like one … Continue reading

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A Prayer Regretting the Day of One’s Birth

In Jeremiah 20, Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, prays words that bring Job’s lament in Job 3 to mind. Job, who had lost almost everything, regretted the day that he had been born. Jeremiah prays his similar regret in even more … Continue reading

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The Prayer that Sets the Stage for Revelation’s Calls for Fire

One passage of prayer introduces the prayers of Revelation. In its earliest paragraphs, its author addresses a prayer to Christ the liberator: “To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made … Continue reading

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