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Intercessory Prayer

Background Several years ago, in a sermon on prayer, my husband, also my pastor at that time, encouraged us to pray on the spot when others requested prayer. He challenged us to think about how often we casually say we will pray for others but walk away, forgetting to do that very thing. I had…

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Happy Thanksgiving

Responsive Reading Join me in a thanksgiving response to God today: Creation sings of your grandeur, might, and creativity! Thank you, Lord, for the beauty of the earth. Our harvest is plentiful, the pantry stocked, and the table is overflowing with good foods to eat. Thank you, Lord, for the abundance of daily bread. Laughter…

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Influential Books: Prayer: Example, My Limitation

Introduction I love to collect prayer books; I have several that I enjoy, ones that help put words to my deepest desires. Recently, the one that has captured my heart and attention is Prayer: Forty Days of Practice by Justin McRoberts & Scott Erickson. Their book is different, half visual art, half poetic prayer. Below…

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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, MirrorDouble imagesDistortionNighttime musingsQuiet thoughtsWhat is, what will be, what could be … The Mirror of Eternity Place your mind before the mirror of eternity!Place your soul in the brilliance of glory!Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance!And transform your whole being into the image of the Godhead Itself     through contemplation!So that you…

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Morning Prayer, Dancing in His presence

It’s been a busy week, and I realized as I went to sleep last night that I didn’t publish any Friday Finds. That series may have ended. This morning I share just a few inspirational thoughts, quotes, and prayers that set my heart to dancing! In a few minutes, I’ll head outside for a walk-about,…

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A Lament, School Shooting May 24

A Prayer of Lament Arise, O Lord. Lift up your hand.Please do not forget the helpless — The moms, dads, and grandparents whose children are deadThe children who witnessed this tragedy and livedThe educators who have given their very lives to protect their chargesThe town that weeps for the slain — God, we know you…

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