Tag Archives: Psalms

Prayer when We Have Had Enough

Weariness saps our vision and energy. We cannot concentrate on our goals because our weariness distracts our focus. I remember a general’s embarrassment when he had an automobile accident when he drove while impaired. He told his soldiers that he … Continue reading

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Prayer for Safety when Traveling to Worship

In early 2008, I was driving on a dirt road in Arizona near the border with Mexico when I had a flat tire as I crossed a dry gully. There was no cellphone signal. In the distance I could see … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Anniversary of My Son’s Death

I’ve reflected today on Psalm 90. While today is recognized in the United States this year as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21 in 2019 is the fourth anniversary of a day that began with a telephone call informing … Continue reading

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Prayer for Rescue from Deceit

Few experiences are so distressing as having someone lie about you.  Anger and bitterness threaten to consume my soul when I am the victim of slander. The writer of Psalm 120 prays for deliverance from lies. He warns of the … Continue reading

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A Prayer, a Song, and a Memory in the Night

When life is darkest, what do we pray? When hope dims, what songs do we sing? When opponents taunt, on what memories do we rely? In his prayer to the Lord, the writer of Psalm 119 provides his answers to … Continue reading

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Praying Thankfully in the Congregation

In this season of Thanksgiving, we express our gratefulness to God by enjoying gifts he has given us: food, family, shelter, clothing, and friends. In Psalm 111, we discover additional aspects of our lives for which we should give thanks. … Continue reading

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A Prayer on Veterans/Armistice Day

On this Veterans Day/Armistice Day weekend: “Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he … Continue reading

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