Category Archives: prayer

LORD, HEAR MY PRAYER

Do you pray on a daily basis?  Maybe you pray before meals or upon going to sleep each night.  Maybe your prayers are sporadic and often forgotten.  Did you know that even calling out God’s name is in effect a … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

Every day of the week is important.  When we think about how long it took God to create the world, the universe, the seas and air and all things within them, it is not only unbelievable, but astonishing.  Our Creator … Continue reading

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WORD FOR TODAY

People often ask me how I come up with things to write about each day.  For the most part, there is no rhyme nor reason to it.  I write things about Christianity, aging, living in troubled times, going through difficulties … Continue reading

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FRIDAY PRAYER

(In response to Julie Cook’s call for prayer and Citizen Tom’s answer.) This has been a week filled with more and more slander, back biting, unethical behavior, the slow but sure death of a country turning further and further away from … Continue reading

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WHERE TWO OR MORE ARE GATHERED

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 I belong to a small congregation.  It’s truly a family of Christian believers who care about each other.  I ‘ve been a member of a large church body … Continue reading

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IF MY PEOPLE HUMBLE THEMSELVES …

We are a nation divided right now and the only way to be unified once more is to pray for God’s intercession. Our governing leaders have been faced with threats of assassination.  Bombs in the mail are the new message … Continue reading

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ONE ON ONE WITH GOD

I’ve always admired King David and his intimate relationship with God.  He messed up, strayed from God’s commandments, yet he was considered the apple of God’s eye.  I often wondered at some of his psalms and the angry demands he made … Continue reading

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SUNDAY PRAYER

Dearest, Holy, Father, My prayers are often filled with requests for myself or those I love.  Today, I wish to ask you to look on my nation with mercy.  In our short history, we’ve been faced with countless difficulties and … Continue reading

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KNOCK, KNOCK – WHO’S THERE?

Doing door to door sales in the 1980s was always the hardest thing for me to do.  I was never sure what I’d find on the other side, but I kept on knocking on doors until I’d miraculously find someone … Continue reading

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SEARCHING FOR THE OBVIOUS

Several years ago, when the circus came to town, I was hired as a dialect coach.  The fabulous Cirque Du Soleil had come to Minneapolis.  You may wonder why they’d need a dialect coach.  This circus is known for its … Continue reading

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MONDAY PRAYER

Lord, I ask that you become the center of my life. You give me a reason to get up every day. You motivate me in all my comings and goings. You lift and encourage me when I feel I can’t … Continue reading

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A LETTER OF HOPE

My Dear Child, I know things look bad.  The world doesn’t seem to realize just what a mess its created. There are wars all across the globe.  Children are dying and being sold into slavery.  People flee from their countries in … Continue reading

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JUST ASK HIM …

Last night, as I restlessly made it through the night, my mind slipped in and out of prayer.  I’ve been battling a virus that won’t give up and causes coughing streaks that interrupt anything going on around me. I guess … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES IT TAKES A WHILE

My husband is truly a prayer warrior and has been a great example for me.  He’s always turned to God in thanksgiving, praise and times of pain and need.  He’s also the kind of guy who wants everyone else to … Continue reading

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HEAR OUR PRAYER

Dear, Heavenly, Father, You have encouraged us to come to you in prayer. No matter what the circumstances, your ears are always open to our words.  You are always available to comfort us and give us hope.  Even when the … Continue reading

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SOLID FOUNDATION

“Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, ‘convulsions of nature,’ etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God’s love.” John Muir I feel like … Continue reading

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I CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER

As I sit here in a sunbathed room, I can see the colors beginning to change.  Squirrels have been actively storing up black walnuts from the tree in our front yard.  They’re so busy, it makes me wonder if they … Continue reading

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BACK TO SCHOOL

School supplies covered the shelves for weeks and trendy new fashions beckon to be purchased.  Kids need more expensive tools to go to school.  When raising our own children, I never really looked forward school shopping, because of the huge chunk it took from our every day … Continue reading

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MY PRAYER WARRIOR

The old, stained, cowboy hat is often seen on this gentle spirit’s head.  Like the man wearing it, it’s been through many ups and downs, but he’s always managed to pray in all circumstances. We both know the power of prayer.  However, … Continue reading

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PRAYING FOR OTHERS

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.” Matthew 6:5 As our world continues to grow and the sense of community is  lost … Continue reading

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