• Prayer

    One Who Calms

    Yesterday I was discouraged. I won’t go into detail, but I cried (literally) to the Lord about some things with my writing; bottom line, technology has never been my friend. And then today… I received two random but timely texts about the same prayer found in my devotional book,The Heartbeat of God. (By the way, it’s on Amazon, if you’re looking for a devotional prayer book). Since this scripture-based prayer spoke to these two people, in two different states, decades apart in ages, I thought it might also encourage you: O God, You are the One who Calms. I confess to You right now that my thoughts and emotions are…

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    Dialoguing with God

    I came across a great passage on prayer through my current devotional book called Forty Days of Prayer by Kit Cummings. Here are the verses and some of my thoughts: The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young,’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.…

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    How to be on the Same Page

    I have a friend who expressed how she wished that her family could somehow all be “on the same page” with each other. Oh how I want that for my family as well! I’m sure you may feel this longing about your loved ones, or your co-workers, or even the people you serve with in ministry. One way to bring about strong unity is through consistent prayer for one another. I have written short Scripture-based prayers for this very purpose. Here are 2 of 365 examples: Counselor. I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you (Psalm 32:8). Dear Lord,…