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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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A Prayer When God Seems to Hide

Frustration mounts in prayer when it seems that God does not hear, or prayer. If one prays concerning persecution of Christians in a nation, or prays for relief from economic or other social injustice, he or she may want to … Continue reading

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Prayer when Hurricanes and Fires Destroy

As we contemplate the devastating losses experienced from flooding and wildfires in the United States, many are responding by donating money or supplies to charitable organization or donating their time to help clean up or rebuild. Many also are praying … Continue reading

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A Prayer that Our Love Will Renew Hope

I’ve witnessed Christians working together to glorify God and to serve others this week. This morning, about sixteen members of our congregation welcomed over seventy families who needed food and helped meet their needs at our monthly Food Pantry. Tomorrow, … Continue reading

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A Prophetic Leader’s Frustrated Prayer

Prophetic leaders and innovators inspire change, but often also intense opposition. In military circles, innovative leaders must overcome tradition and budgetary constraints. When they set forth their creative idea brashly or attack previous methods, opposition quickly emerges. The prophet Jeremiah … Continue reading

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