Category Archives: Prayer

For Us

A prayer that a lady offered up in our adult Bible study at church last night made me stop and think. She asked God to help us understand what he wants for us. Usually we pray for God to tell … Continue reading

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The Need to Forgive

It is reported that when Leonardo da Vinci was painting “The Last Supper”, he became angry with a man and lashed out at him. He even threatened the man. Then he went back to his workplace and tried to paint … Continue reading

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Give Thanks in All Circumstances

Matthew Henry, the famous Bible scholar, was once accosted by thieves and robbed of his money. Following that event he wrote these words in his diary: “Let me be thankful first because I was never robbed before; second, although they … Continue reading

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Making Good Sense

Jeremiah 10:21 contains a dire warning for anyone in a position of leadership in the church—“The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of the Lord; so they do not prosper and all their flock is scattered.” No one wants … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas

I agree with Dennis the Menace, who said in a recent (12-14-19) cartoon, “All I want for Christmas is a lot of presents!” It’s far too easy to get caught up in thinking about the gifts we will give others, … Continue reading

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Caught Napping

You know how you sometimes get sleepy after eating a big meal? That happened to me last week when my family got together for Thanksgiving. We enjoyed a huge feast, then I sat down on the couch to watch the … Continue reading

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Thankful Prayer

One way we could be more thankful is to be more devoted to prayer. Practically everyone prays, but most people don’t pray much. Those who do pray usually spend more time asking God for more things than they do thanking … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Harvest

Autumn is the time of year when farmers work long hours to harvest their crops. Months after the ground was prepared and the seed was planted, the grain is finally ready to pick. The ripe soybeans and corn are gathered … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Prayer

“When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart.”—John Bunyan. Have you ever wanted to pray about something, but you didn’t really know what to say to God? I know that I have felt … Continue reading

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The Harvest

“Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’”—Matthew 9:37-38 What Jesus noticed in the first century is still … Continue reading

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