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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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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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Prayer’s Role in Christian Leadership

How do church leaders include prayer in their decision making process? The next time you attend a meeting where decisions will be made or leaders of a group will function, observe what part prayer plays.  Ask yourself, “Is this how … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Christ’s Return

Prayers in Revelation range from anthems of adoration for God to passionate pleas for justice. In the midst of a story-line that seems chaotic at times, the prayers reveal a God who saves and secures those who persevere. The prayers … Continue reading

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Worthy of Praise

The prayers of Revelation have inspired hymns and praise songs. In my last blog, I quoted the hymn “Worthy art Thou” by Tillit S. Teddlie. The prayers and praise songs of Revelation chapter 5 inspired the words of that hymn. … Continue reading

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Prayer in the Book of Revelation

The words “apocalypse” and “apocalyptic” often are used to describe horrors of war. A movie about the Vietnamese Conflict, Apocalyse Now, displayed riveting scenes of destruction to villages, jungles, and Soldiers. In the case of the Soldiers and the villagers, … Continue reading

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Prayer and Building Shared Vision

Nehemiah had a plan. He had official approval for his plan and royal documents to substantiate that ; he told the governor of Trans-Euphrates region of his plans and the king’s approval. Upon arrival, he surveys the situation at night; … Continue reading

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