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Are We Praying to God or Ourselves Right Now?

COVID-19 has made an impact on lives around the world. For those who have been diagnosed with it and their families, even if the patients have recovered, stress levels have increased mightily. For those who knew those who died, an … Continue reading

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A Prayer for God to Surround Us

When a child experiences crisis, being held by a loving parent’s comforting arms restores stability in the midst of chaos. Even as adults, we long for comfort, encouragement, or consolation – when overwhelmed, “I need a hug” leaps to our … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the President

On this icy (in Kansas) day after Presidents Day in the United States, I meditate on the prayer recorded in Psalm 72. The psalm is a prayer for Israel’s king. In some verses (11, 17), the universal appeal suggests anticipation … Continue reading

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Prayer When God Does Not Deliver

Moses prayed a prayer of lament, fear, and frustration to the Lord. God had called him unexpectedly to leave the desert mountain retreat where Moses, one-time adopted son of Pharaoh’s daughter, has found refuge for the previous four decades. Moses … Continue reading

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Prayer After an Eclipse

Last week an eclipse darkened much of the United States.  My home was in the path of totality where greatest darkness occurred. Sadly, it was an overcast day, so I did not reap the full benefit of my eclipse glasses.  … 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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A Prayer when We Slip

“When I thought, ‘My foot slips,’ your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul” (Psalm 94:18-19). These words of gratitude and joy remind us of God’s love. … Continue reading

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