Prayer to Celebrate Our Deliverer

Heavenly Father, you are my blessed King. I love you and am content to sit still in your presence.   You are the great healer of the world. You alone nourish me both physically and spiritually when I draw near.   Your power breaks any chain of sin that desires to enslave me. Through yourContinue reading “Prayer to Celebrate Our Deliverer”

60 Second Guide to Effective Prayer

What is it about prayer that makes a person fearful to bow their head in a public restaurant and speak out loud? Is it because prayer is banned in public schools? What is it about holding your spouse’s hand and praying for your children that seems a bit uncomfortable? But yet we know that weContinue reading “60 Second Guide to Effective Prayer”

How, When, and Who to Honor?

Every soldier in the U.S. Army, receives a SMART book during basic training which explains how, when, and who to honor. Who should be honored? Drill Sergeants instruct soldiers to salute officers and authorized civilians of higher rank.  All soldiers are  expected to show respect. To do otherwise brings disgrace to your branch of service.Continue reading “How, When, and Who to Honor?”

A Prayer to Find your Way

I praise you, Heavenly Father Always listening to my prayers   Jesus is the way I will follow you   You lead to new opportunities Guiding important life choices   Jesus is the truth Help me to listen   You value my thoughts and feelings I am thankful to know you   Jesus is lifeContinue reading “A Prayer to Find your Way”

How Do We Fight Fear?

What happens after your finger touches the voice mail button and your heart plummets to your knees?  After the heart attack, the truck roll over, or the limb shattering fall? As I listen to the stranger’s voice explaining why my husband hadn’t arrived home tonight, my ear zeros in on the words, “not opening hisContinue reading “How Do We Fight Fear?”

Prayer Against Half-Truths

For we cannot oppose the truth, but must always stand for the truth. 2 Corinthians 13:8 NLT   The Lord’s mighty power helps me stand strong in the truth. He places his shield in my hand, and I am protected.   His truth flows into my mind. The Holy Spirit leads me from sin.  Continue reading “Prayer Against Half-Truths”

What To Do When We Doubt

I will never do that! My thoughts flit fast from one moment to the next. Fear of the future, terror from the past, and unfulfilled dreams all mix together and I can barely focus on the present. I wonder if this is how Peter felt.  One minute he was reassuring his friend, Jesus. “Even ifContinue reading “What To Do When We Doubt”

Lord’s Healing Touch

My Lord, my salvation. A vibrant life because you rescued me.   You bless me with health, wholeness, victory, and safety. You treat me as a beloved daughter.   Your arm reaches out and helps me stand. Your hand lifts my chin, and I look into your loving eyes.   I feel your tender love.Continue reading “Lord’s Healing Touch”

6 Signs of Selfishness

As a second grader Brad ran up the slide at a community playground during a game of tag. He switched direction at the last moment, tripped, and landed hard on his forearm. During the wait at the E.R. his hand curled upward and the doctor explained the swelling cut off the blood flow to theContinue reading “6 Signs of Selfishness”