Category Archives: Prayer

A Dangerous Prayer

We usually feel quite safe when we are praying, and with good reason. When Christians pray we are having a conversation with our heavenly Father who loves us more than we could ever understand. When we pray we feel snug … Continue reading

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When I Am Old

Old age slowly creeps up on some people. For others, it happens quite suddenly. One day they wake up and can’t believe what they see in the mirror! Growing older is inevitable for those who manage to remain alive. It … Continue reading

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Time to Be Quiet

A young mother was trying to impress upon her small children the need for silence at certain times. She taught them over and over, “There are three times when you need to be especially quiet: at church, in the library … Continue reading

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Bringing People to Jesus

The second chapter of Mark’s gospel begins with a rather remarkable story. Jesus was preaching the word of God to people in a crowded house. Some men carried a paralyzed friend to the house, hoping Jesus could help him. However, … Continue reading

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Not Anxious

Heard somewhere—“I am not anxious. I am just extremely well-educated about all the things that can go catastrophically wrong.” There are indeed plenty of things that can go wrong. Sickness, accidents, family problems, difficulties at work…the list goes on and … Continue reading

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Sanity Walk

While we are sheltering at home in order to combat the coronavirus, we want to make sure we are doing everything possible to remain healthy. One of the things we are urged to do during this global pandemic is to … Continue reading

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Let Us Pray

Today is the National Day of Prayer. While the Bible urges us to “pray continually” (1 Thess.5:17), many of us could use reminders that we need to talk to God more regularly and more meaningfully. Occasionally I will read a … Continue reading

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BLESS People

If you are like many people, you sometimes need a little help in organizing your prayers. Someone once came up with the acronym B.L.E.S.S. as a method of praying for people. It goes like this. “B” stands for body. You … Continue reading

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How to Succeed In a Crisis

One of my favorite books of the Bible is Nehemiah. There we see several principles of how to succeed in a crisis. The Israelites had been exiled for many years. The walls of Jerusalem had been torn down and there … Continue reading

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Praying for Each Other

Many people are wondering what to do with their extra time as we stay at home in an effort to combat the coronavirus. During this pandemic we are urged to avoid going out in public. By isolating ourselves, we can … Continue reading

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