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Tag Archives: Prayer
You may be like me and you’ve wondered what Jesus meant when He said: “…I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John … Continue reading
May the mind of Christ, my Savior, live in me from day to day, by his love and power controlling all I do and say. May the word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour, so … Continue reading
“Cynicism begins with a wry assurance that everyone has an angle. Behind every silver lining is a cloud. The cynic is always observing, critiquing, but never engaging, loving, and hoping…Cynicism creates a numbness toward life… The movement from naive optimism … Continue reading
From prayer that asks that I may be Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee, From fearing when I should aspire, From faltering when I should climb higher, From silken self, O Captain, free Thy soldier who would follow Thee. … Continue reading
A couple nights ago in my town, a car filled with young college girls wrecked. Four girls, aged 19 and 20, died. Their moms and dads sent their daughters off to college last August, just as I did my oldest. … Continue reading
As a follow-up to “What to do when my heart grows cold,” I want to give a more specific “how to” template. That post exhorted us to reach for our Bible and meditate on a section of scripture when we … Continue reading
If I’m a magnificently created yet small creature (which I am, and you are, too) and my magnificent Creator wants me to communicate with Him (which He does, and that very fact should stupefy us), then I should sit up … Continue reading
O dear friend, if you love your children, I charge you, do not let the early impression of a habit of prayer slip by. If you train your children to do anything, train them, at least, to have a habit … Continue reading
“Yet there is not a secret, sudden breathing after God, but He observes it.” Matthew Henry, commenting on Matthew 6:6 Painting: Morning Prayer, by Ebenezer Newman Downard, 1860-61 ______________________________
Enigma. Mystery. Puzzles and conundrums. Scripture is full of what we interpret as paradox. We, fallen, with finite minds, are unable to grasp God’s ways apart from the Spirit’s illumination. We are but dust, after all. And so when God … Continue reading
“How can we turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God? The rule for doing this is simple but demanding. It is that we turn each truth that we learn about God into matter for meditation before God, leading … Continue reading
The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation … Continue reading
“Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks.” I Thess. 5:16-18 When joy and prayer are married their first born child is gratitude. When we joy in God for what we have, and believingly pray to Him for more, … Continue reading