“Let’s pray now.” These three little one-syllable words said together in that order are three of the most powerful words in the English language. “I’ll pray for you” has a lot of potential, but we all know how empty those words often are. We mean to pray later, of course. But I wonder how many people actually follow through on such promises.
“Let’s pray now.” Yes, it takes courage. A willingness to “go there” in front of a perfect stranger, facing the risk of praying clumsily or making others feel uncomfortable. But let me tell you this: I have never had someone say, “No thanks.” There is tremendous encouragement bestowed when someone hears us praying for them.
Pray Lord Jesus, as I move into this new week, I am reminded that you are called “Immanuel,”—”God with us.” That you are with us—that you are with me—is astounding. You are with me while I write, you are with me while I work, you are with me when I play with my kids and… Continue reading If You Could Have Anything in the World, What Would It Be? #52Wisdom
It’s been a while. Seven months or so, in fact. I’ve missed writing here, I’ve missed the process of sitting with a text and ruminating over it and writing my thoughts and putting them out there to share with you. It’s one of the many things I miss about my life BK (before kids). However,… Continue reading On Being Still and Knowing God is God
Pray God, I come to your word today still foggy from sleep and distracted by the tasks that this day will hold. Yet I know that this time with you is more important that anything else I will do today. Please guard this time I spend reading and engaging with scripture and help me to… Continue reading “Sit here while I pray.” (Mark 14:32-42) #BibleStudy
Pray Father, this morning and throughout the day, there will be many blogs and social media updates and news posts about today’s political election. As people across the United States and even around the world embrace their passion for one candidate or another, many unrighteous words will be spoken and written. Indeed, words will be… Continue reading An Election Day Prayer and Meditation (Mark 12:28-34) #BibleStudy