Category Archives: Prayer

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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It Could Have Been Worse

When Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on his lonely island, he drew up in two columns what he called the evil and the good. He was cast away on a desolate island, but he was still alive—not drowned, as his ship’s … Continue reading

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It Won’t Grow Here

There is a legend of a man who found the barn where Satan kept his seeds ready to be sown in the human heart. The man noticed that the seeds of discouragement were more numerous than other seeds. He asked … Continue reading

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Sober Mind

I just read that marijuana use is now legal in all of Canada. This has become somewhat of a trend in the U.S., with certain areas legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Parts of Colorado have made this their policy. … Continue reading

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Special Request

A minister ended his sermon by asking people to come to the front of the auditorium if they had a public decision to make, such as accepting Jesus Christ as their savior or transferring their church membership. He also said … Continue reading

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