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Prayer

Playing catch with God

Would you like to make the most of your time in prayer? Are you looking for ways to communicate with God that are thoughtful…

Prayer

Prayers and answers

“Lord, help.” “God, please . . .” “How long, Lord?” “Make it clear, Jesus. No, even clearer . . .” I don’t know if…

Prayer

Silence

I pray. I pray and I pray. Silence.   I yell. I yell and I yell. Silence louder still.   My daughter once told…

Prayer

Ask for more

If someone offered you a blank check, how much would you ask for? I suppose the answer would depend on the person who owned…

Prayer

Scam likely

Two or three times a day, caller ID gives me a heads-up that the person calling is probably nefarious. “Scam Likely,” it warns me….

Prayer

The eternal value of prayer

Years ago I heard about a small church in Texas. Forty of its members fought in WWII. With the men of the congregation gone,…

Prayer

You’ve got God’s phone number

Last year J. J. Watt, an NFL football player, made news when he gave out his phone number and invited people to connect with…

Prayer

What it feels like to wrestle with God

“What do you want, Lord?” I whisper this prayer first thing in the morning. Then before the sun rises, I go to church. I…

Prayer

Don’t let God rest

So there I was, wide awake at 3:57 a.m. (Thanks a lot, time change.) I quietly got out of bed, went to the main…

Living My Faith

What I pray (almost) every morning

There’s a passage I pray almost every morning. I say “almost” because I’m not a morning person. Some mornings I wake up in a…

Living My Faith

The more ideas we have for prayer, the better!

I had a headache. I was tired. I had worked that morning, been in the car for three hours, and attended my son’s eighth-grade…

Living My Faith

When God doesn’t answer your prayers (the way you hoped he would)

As our family started talking about a summer vacation, we had one thing in mind: the blue-green water and flourlike sand of the Caribbean….

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