Tag Archives: Prayer

Intercession and Hope

Everyone experiences difficulties in life. It can be the loss of a job, an illness that never seems to end, a broken marriage and a broken heart, not being able to make ends meet, a physical or verbal attack by … Continue reading

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Finding Peace, Not Fear

I wrote this poem about five years ago. It seemed appropriate for today. Giving up Fear I learned of your anxiety This news I’m sad to hear I long ago was in your shoes Crippled by my fear You daren’t … Continue reading

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A Prayer for What’s Best

C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite Christian authors. It can take some thought to get the point he is making in some of this writings, but the wisdom that I gain is well worth the effort. In Letters to … Continue reading

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The Art and Joy of Continual Prayer

Brother Lawrence once wrote: “There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God.” That’s easy for a monk to say. What did Brother Lawrence have to do … Continue reading

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So It Ends, and So It Begins

It began in the Westin Hotel pool on Maui. Well, truth be told, it began with a prayer four months earlier, the day I decided it was time to end 40 years of intense aquaphobia. I asked God to help … Continue reading

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God’s Perfect Timing

God’s timing is perfect. I keep forgetting that. Patience is not a virtue I come by naturally. Almost a year ago, pain in my left shoulder and arm sent me to my new primary physician for a solution. As a … Continue reading

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Standing in the Son

Thank You, Lord, for the sunshine Thank You, Jesus, for Your kindness Every blessing You give is divine Every gift from You is yes Amen

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Thoughts on Prayer

Prayer flies heaven-circling like hawk swirling on a thermal wave Prayer settles cross-laden dreams deep in the heart and soul Prayer floats water-spoken currents of faith in the Creator Prayer praises ocean-breached majesty of desert deliverance Prayer drowns tear-culled pain … Continue reading

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Gone Home

“Death is not a period but a comma in the story of life.” — Amos J. Farver ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ She’s gone home and will be missed She jumped the comma and flew off to the second clause Her beautiful soprano voice … Continue reading

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How to Pray

Jesus taught us how to pray Still we try our own way We ask for this, we ask for that We tell Him what we need, and  STAT With a quick Amen we close But seldom find sweet repose If … Continue reading

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