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Prayer and Bridge Building

I run several days each week. Several of my routes include a half-mile-long paved trail that includes a bridge over a creek near the small waterfalls from which the creek and the trail derive their names: Angel Falls. Bridges enable … 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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God’s Saving Love and a Loving Response

My mother told me when I was in my late twenties and again when I was in my fifties that she looked forward to conversing with me because she always learned something new. She admired that I loved to read … Continue reading

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Let the Whole Church Pray…

Several preachers among Churches of Christ have put together an online event for today called “Let the Whole Church Pray.” You can read about it here. The event’s page calls for Christians to pray for our nation (the United States … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Reading Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner awakened memories of my time in Afghanistan. I read a history of Afghanistan while I was deployed there that quoted a British Army officer who visited Kabul. He described it as a garden city … 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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We Pray, and We Wait

I’m in a waiting room at a hospital this morning.  Waiting can be difficult.  As I write this hundreds of people wait in shelters for the opportunity to return to their homes.  Many do not know what damage Hurricane Irma … Continue reading

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Prayer Combat Inspection

When I was in the Army, I struggled at times with PCI, Pre-Combat Inspection.  PCI meant that I would review a packing list with the training or the deployment to discern whether I had the required equipment.  I would also … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Confidence in God

As I reviewed news from the G20 summit this past week, I read about protests outside the conference and controversy concerning relationships among leaders of powerful nations. I read a tweet by the first Lady of the United States about … Continue reading

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Praying with Awareness of a Legacy of Sin

As in my last post, I will consider what the prayer of returned Jewish exiles to their parents’ homeland can teach us about prayer. In that previous post, we observed the prayer was offered to the God who created the … Continue reading

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