Category Archives: Prayer

Loose Connection

The new missionary on the field was given a car that he could use but was told that it would not start without a push. He got some people to give him a push to get the car started. After … Continue reading

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Specific Answers to Prayer

Barbara Ho writes about the time when she was six months pregnant and her winter coat would no longer fit. She and her husband went into a Sears and Roebuck and found a coat that would have been perfect for … Continue reading

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Assuming a Safe Position

A man was climbing a mountain in the Swiss Alps with two guides that he had hired. It was an extremely windy day, and the trio had made their ascent on the sheltered side of the mountain. Upon reaching the … Continue reading

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Not Lion

A little girl came running to her mother and shouted, “Mommy! Mommy! There’s a lion in the front yard!” Her mother rushed to the window and looked out. Instead of a lion in their front yard, she saw a big, … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Other Prayer

We often refer to a familiar prayer in the Bible as the “Lord’s Prayer”. You know, the one that starts out, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” Some scholars suggest that perhaps we should call that prayer the … Continue reading

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New Prayers for the New Year

A new year is upon us, bringing with it a new outpouring of blessings and also a new set of challenges. Here are some suggestions for how we might pray as we head into the new year. (For this post, … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Gratitude

A woman had this simple but telling epitaph etched onto her husband’s tombstone—“He always appreciated.” One very important goal that we should have is to live our lives in appreciation for all that God has so graciously given us and … Continue reading

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Devoted

Acts 2 records that the Holy Spirit filled the apostles on the day of Pentecost and enabled them to speak the word of God in such a way that everyone could understand in their own native language. Peter explained to … Continue reading

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Dangerous Passenger

Clovis Chappell wrote about an interesting situation that occurred years ago, in the pioneer days of aviation. A pilot was attempting to make a long distance flight when he noticed that there was a rat in the plane with him. … Continue reading

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No Real Damage

Several years ago a tornado ripped through a small mid-western town. The local newspaper reported on the event, stating that the storm that blew away the Methodist church did no real damage to the town! That’s a scary proposition that … Continue reading

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