Tag Archives: trust

Prayer about a Father’s Hope

I preached about “A Father’s Hope” this past Sunday. Drawing from Isaiah chapters 7-9, I discussed how Isaiah’s sons participated in his ministry and became part of his message. As Isaiah proclaimed his message, he noted that he and his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prayer for Spiritual Survival

    Years ago, I lived in a steel-mill town.  On the south side of the town was a large metal hill that we called Slag Mountain.  It was the dumping site for impurities that had been discarded in the making … Continue reading

Posted in Prayers from Psalms | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Praying When Afraid

Dread and fear must have filled their hearts as they fled into the darkness. One had his clothes torn away from him as those who had arrested Jesus tried to seize him as well. Jesus had warned, “Pray that you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning to Trust When We Pray

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken” (Psalm 62:1-2). Inspiration for prayer dries up when events shatter our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Praying with Reliance and Responsibility

  King Asa of Judah prayed as he prepared to lead his army against a more powerful military force.  Asa ruled a nation far less powerful than it had been when his great-great-grandfather David ruled it. Like David, Asa worshiped God … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Prayer in the Midst of International Conflict

Events in Ukraine and other “hot spots” in the world drive us to our knees (at least figuratively) in prayer.  Graphic photographs portray grisly aftermath of armed conflict. Several people I know have traveled frequently to the Ukraine for mission … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment