Category Archives: prayer

WHERE DO YOU PRAY?

Is it in the quiet, stillness of the morning or when the evening comes?  Is it in a closet full of shoes and boxes that words of solace, supplication, praise and thanksgiving spill from your lips?  Do you pray when you … Continue reading

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NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS

For two weeks, I was rarely exposed to the noise of a TV, the cacophony of rhetoric out of Washington, the negative, the fake.  The Senators Foghorn Leghorn, who love the sound of their own voice were a distant memory.  The … Continue reading

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PRIORITIES

“It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.”   George Washington “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”   Abraham Lincoln “Hold fast … Continue reading

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MY SATURDAY PRAYER

When you’re retired, Saturday can seem like just another day, but it’s really a good day to give thanks for getting through another week – to praise God for the blessings He’s given you – to acknowledge His presence in … Continue reading

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I’M SICK!

A trip to the doctor this morning proved my self-diagnosis to be correct.  I’m glad I don’t look quite as bad as the guy in the picture, but I’ve been feeling poorly for almost a week. When we get sick … Continue reading

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WHEN WILL THE SUFFERING END?

“I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel … Continue reading

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TEN REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

Americans will soon sit down to a sumptuous dinner and feast on foods served only on special occasions.  As we fill our tummies with goodies, let’s try to focus on those who don’t have such bounty. Maybe you are faced … Continue reading

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NOW I LAY ME …

When I was a child, I was taught to pray – Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.  If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord, my soul to take. … Continue reading

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I NEED HIS STRENGTH

There are so many times when I simply need God’s strength.  I cannot go through difficulties without it.  He sends His Spirit to give me comfort when I waiver.  He lifts me with His mighty hand when I feel I … Continue reading

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MY PRAYER FOR TODAY

Dear, Heavenly Father,  As time on earth ebbs, it’s easy to fall prey to the devil’s claim that our lives are over, that our lifetime of building has come to an end.  As I get older, I often feel those things happening.  My … Continue reading

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PRAY 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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LORD, HEAR MY PRAYER

We live in a time of extensive strife – everlasting discontent – endless wars – devastation caused by them – mindless acts of man – meaningless destruction which harms innocent victims .  It sometimes feels overwhelming. The headlines and top stories of … Continue reading

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SAY PLEASE & THANK YOU

Two of the first words we learn as toddlers are please and thank you – rather than demanding and expecting to get an immediate response. If we look at our relationship to God in this way, things might go a lot … Continue reading

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MY PRAYER LIST

My prayers list seems to grow longer each day.  As we age that happens I guess.  Many of our friends are reaching that time in life where intercession is needed.  Their health is failing, their eyes and ears aren’t working … Continue reading

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SATURDAY PRAYER

  Dear, Holy God, You have safely brought me through another week.  I began with anxious thoughts and you were there to give me rest.  I failed to accomplish everything I intended to do, but you helped me realize that … Continue reading

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WIN, WIN SITUATION

Everyday, as I read my fellow bloggers’ post, I’m amazed at the positive attitudes of most of them.  It makes me wonder if they ever have  a bad day – a time when nothing seems to go right or a day … Continue reading

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PRAY

Romans 8:26 …. “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” My prayer list seems to get longer every day. The words of the above passage … Continue reading

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TIME FOR CONTEMPLATION

He always found comfort on the Mount of Olives.  It was like a sanctuary for Him -a  place to think things through – to plan – to rest – to pray. Soon he would begin his final journey to the … Continue reading

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HOW’S MY PRAYER LIFE?

As a redeemed child of God, I should have no problem communicating with Him, but as a child of the world I often put off or dismiss my need for prayer.  I don’t always want to bother Him with my … Continue reading

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PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

Dear, Holy, Father, You know every single one of our needs before we even ask for help.  I come to you today and ask that you bless us throughout the coming week, with the comfort of that promise. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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