Tag Archives: Spiritual Formation

A Prayer When Afraid

Did you ever notice that the words “Don’t be afraid” are spoken when you are most afraid? In Mark 4, a storm arises while Jesus and his disciples are in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. His disciples are … Continue reading

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Prayer While the Snow Falls

The winds are roaring outside and the snow is falling. Forecasts call for the snow to continue for the next five hours with the winds reaching forty-five miles per hour. As I watch the storm build, I reflect on verses … Continue reading

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Praying for Peace when Life’s Storms Overwhelm

     Psalm 107 begins the fifth book of the Psalms with a song that remembers hardship. Consecutive sections of the Psalm recall different experiences of suffering and fear in which it seemed the Lord might be absent. Some wander … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Focus

The prayer of the first stanza or strophe of Psalm 119 begins with beatitudes that echo Psalm 1: “Blessed are those who way is blameless, who walk in the way of the LORD!” These blessings introduce us to the intense … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare and Call for Fire

Twice in my life, when counseling people who had been sent to me, I have looked into another’s eyes and have seen no anger, no suffering, no life – I have seen nothing, only darkness in the eyes that stared … Continue reading

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Praying with confidence that God can effect change

As soldiers fail when they do not trust their weapons and other equipment, we cripple ourselves in the battle against evil when we do not believe that that “those who are with us are greater than those who are with … 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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