Our prayer group this week will meditate on the words, Christ is all and in all. Then we have to make a choiceâ€”do we believe it? Not, do we say it, think it, regurgitate it. Do we believe it? “Let us make revolutionists and terrorists a matter of prayerful concern, asking that they may use their energies in the service of peaceful reforms.â€ â€” Richard Wurmbrand When I get too.. Read More
What Peter Said: Words We Can Pray
Hello Friends! The Scripture that our prayer group focused on this week was, “Let the message of ChristÂ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdomÂ through psalms,Â hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” (Colossians 3:16) It was the word “dwell” that really caught my attention. ItÂ catches meÂ different right now than at other times in my life, maybe due.. Read More
Praying For Peace
This kind of peace belongs to people with grit, people who trust in the middle of darkest darknessâ€”their own or the world’s. Pollyanna wishing can’t survive here, optimism blows away in the wind.
Forgiveness broadens our territory, a wonderful thing and sometimes frightening as well. It can be like turning the corner on a new road, unfamiliar, our breath may shallow or halt altogether if we can’t discern whether we’ve turned the wrong way on a one way or not. Having recently moved I regularly find myself realizing that there are many places where I simply cannot see beyond my current location, I’ve.. Read More
Praying HOPE: Through The Children’s Eyes (Edition 4)
Hope can seem elusive. It’s shadows are long ones draped across the landscapes of our lives but often instead of perceiving an invitation to adventure chasing toward the light, we hesitate at the darkness of the shadows, as though it is a darkness to be avoided. Children and adventures seem to go hand in hand, they are good at leading the way.Â I often need their help. Before I ever had.. Read More
How to Pray Continually
Hello Friends! Writing to you today from a different state and address and with a renewed heart. I have thought often of you all and am eager to share the encouragements and gifts that have come my way this past month. Also, delighted to be sharing the same article (by a different title), The Liminal Space of Prayer, over at His Israel this morning. So, let’s jump right in with.. Read More
The Beauty of Being Known: a.k.a. “Prayer”.
“The prayer preceding all prayers is ‘May it be the real I who speaks. May it be the real Thou that I speak to.’” â€”C.S. Lewis Time passes by us heavy some days. Days can pass and we pass with them like we’re drawn with bowling balls tied around our ankles; not sure whether we were here or there. But, if we have the grace to notice we are here.. Read More
Beloved not Perfect: The Way to be Rooted and Grounded Even in the Strange Day We Live
We live in a strange day. Freedom seekers and protectors are portrayed and persecuted as human rights violators. A nation violates freedom while a president watches it’s baseball game. I know it’s not new, it’s all been beneath the sun before, but it’s here now, in our day. Our strange day, our call to preparedness and being a city on a hill, a light not hidden. It could seem hopeless… Read More
Hard to Pray? Me too. Here’s Some Tools.
Honesty in prayer (and all of life!) isn’t just OK, it is THE way after God’s heart. This is the humility God desires.