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10 Things To Pray for Friends and Family

October 19, 2021

I think it is safe to say we all have friends or family members that are in need.  People you care about are in difficult places. It can leave you feely helpless and unsure of what to pray.  The Bible instructs us to bear one another’s burdens. Many problems are too heavy for us to bear alone. Faced with extreme hardship, Paul wrote that he counted on the prayers of his friends for victory (2 Cor. 1:8-11, Phi. 1:19, Rom. 15:30-32).  As much as we would like to “fix” things we can’t.  We can prayer for our friend and family…

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Praying Like Jabez, Part Two

January 9, 2013

One problem with familiarity with the Scripture is that we easily miss the raw and painful edge of a familiar story. As we sit in comfortable surroundings, reading the Scripture…

Prayer For A New Year

January 2, 2013

As we enter a new year, it is so easy to set goals and make plans according to what we think is best. But as I enter 2013 my heart’s desire…

Pray For God To Call Out Intercessors

September 12, 2012

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, Your God…

Intercessory Worship

September 5, 2012

Maybe you feel that God promised you something, and it has been too long in coming. Maybe you are feeling desperate and even despairing. Hope deferred makes the heart sick…

What Is God Saying To Me? Part 2

July 18, 2012

We’re all on pilgrimage with God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. I do not want to miss the lessons of the journey or forget His words of intimate delight, wise counsel,…

What Is God Saying To Me? Part 1

July 11, 2012

           Sometimes it is good to take time to remember and reflect. I wrote the following severeal years ago. As I read back over it recently, it is…

Mighty Men Of Prayer For Spiritual Leaders

June 13, 2012

Spiritual leaders are both male and female, but this week let’s focus on the men in spiritual leadership as “fathers.” In a typical year, thousands of Christian leaders leave the ministry. Our…

Green Eggs And I AM

March 7, 2012

 My seminary course in Trinitarianism included several class lectures on “I AM” in the Bible. I wrote the following piece to fulfill the assignment of a creative project having to…

You Make Me Happy

February 22, 2012

In the movie The Patriot, Benjamin Martin is a loving father who reluctantly goes to fight in the Revolutionary War. His youngest daughter Susan is too young to comprehend why her…

Be Enlarged To Enjoy God’s Purposes In Creation

January 30, 2012

You may be packing your bags and heading out on vacation to the beach or the mountains for one last summer get-away. As you travel and even if you are…

Praying The Lord’s Prayer, Part 2

January 11, 2012

Let’s again take a fresh breath in the Lord’s Prayer. Familiarity so often dulls wonder. Left to our own devices, we may just read God our do-list from our souls and…

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