Category Archives: Prayer

Lifeline

Many years ago a sailor at sea fell overboard. Someone quickly threw a rope to the man, who caught hold of it just before the ship passed by him. He knew that he must hold on to the rope with … Continue reading

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Small Crowd

On our recent vacation, my wife and I gathered with four other people to worship the Lord together on Sunday morning on a balcony of a cruise ship. I must admit that I was a bit surprised at how satisfying … Continue reading

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Right Size Gift

A teenage boy walked into a candy store and told the owner that he wanted to purchase three boxes of candy—small, medium and large. The owner couldn’t help but ask the boy about this unusual order. The boy confidently replied, … Continue reading

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Help for the Weary

Bruce Larson tells about the time he almost drowned in the Gulf of Mexico. He was swimming far from shore and a storm came up. The sky grew dark, the wind picked up, there was thunder and lightning and the … Continue reading

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Keeping It Together

Gayle Urban writes about the time she was browsing in a Christian bookstore and discovered a shelf of reduced-price items. Among the gifts was a little figurine of a man and woman, their heads lovingly tilted toward one another. “HAPPY … Continue reading

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Willing to Sacrifice

The prayer offered up before the 2018 Army-Navy football game reminded us of a very important fact—that every player on the field was willing to die for every person watching the game. It was a very inspiring thought. This reminds … Continue reading

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Caught!

It is interesting to read stories of bumbling criminals who make obvious mistakes that lead to their capture, like those who mistakenly leave a piece of paper with their name and address at the scene of the crime. I recently … Continue reading

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Positions for Prayer

Three preachers were talking about prayer, especially the most effective position for prayer. As they were talking, a telephone repairman was working on the phone system in the background. One minister said that he felt the key to a prayerful … Continue reading

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Thankful Prayer

In Life with Father, Clarence Day writes, “Father expected a good deal from God. He didn’t actually accuse God of inefficiency, but when he prayed his tone was lucid and angry, like that of a dissatisfied guest in a carelessly … Continue reading

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Give Thanks

A few days ago I typed out a verse of Scripture about giving thanks. Upon proofreading my work, I noticed that I had typed the word “thank” instead of “thanks”. The thought occurred to me that perhaps we don’t give … Continue reading

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