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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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Prayer for Those Who Seek Healthy Relationships

For several weeks, I have read blogs and other articles that anticipated the release of a movie called “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The impression I gained from what I read, even in articles that had a somewhat positive approach to … Continue reading

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Prayer When Grief Challenges Faith

The prayer of Psalm 143 spoke for me today. As I read it, its words echoed the pain in my soul. Like the Psalmist, I have felt crushed by events in my life. The most recent, and most painful, is … Continue reading

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A Patient Prophet’s Prayer of Joy

Receiving a delayed gift unleashes pent-up joy. When we read a patient elderly prophet’s prayer in Luke 2, we may miss the joy that surely soaked Simeon’s words. He had received a promise that he would not die before he … 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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We Pray for Hope

We pray, closing eyes, bowing head. We cry, wringing hands, clutching side, Illness strikes, suicide shocks, hope dies, Promise fades, friends vanish, only lies. Hurting eyes begin to glisten, Surely God will pause to listen, Will apply salve to this … Continue reading

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As a Runner Prays

In this deviation from my normal posts, I share with you an attempt to merge my loves for God, poetry and running: A squirrel scurries up a nearby tree, Startled by a heavy rhythmic tread. The leaves of trees and … Continue reading

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