Discovering the Power of Earnest Prayer

Maybe you doubt whether your prayers can really be effective, especially when you’re asking for the impossible or what seems unlikely. In the back of your mind you’re

A Prayer When You Need Shelter

One thing you will notice, but not expect, when you step onto a New York City street is… side-walk scaffolding. Since I’ve lived in NYC, the metal structures

A Prayer to be Overflowing with Gifts

To have a pile of gifts is a treat. A birthday, wedding, graduation, or any other special occasion, most, if not all, of us enjoy receiving gifts.  Our

A Prayer When Struggling to be Thankful

I have a friend who keeps a gratitude journal. She writes in it every morning. I’m impressed. She gave me a journal, and I started to do the

A Prayer to See Beauty in Everything

I woke up to whack, whack, whack. It went on and on. It was not a thumping headache, although the sound was enough to give me one. We’d

Being Bold in God’s Presence

Quite often we are timid in our praying rather than being bold. We may feel we do not deserve to be in the presence of a holy God.

A Prayer for God’s Undivided Attention

We want God’s undivided attention. Selfish? Not at all. We need his attentiveness to our prayers because without him, we know life can become futile, and we lose

Build Your Life on Foundational Words

When I was a child, my Sunday School class would sing a song about wise and foolish builders. It came with actions. Perhaps you know it. It goes

Prayer Inspired by Christian Meditation

I am delighted to welcome Sarah Geringer as guest on my blog. Sarah and I have known each other for a number of years through Proverbs 31 Ministries’

When Prayer is a Love Language

Welcome to my guest, Lisa Appelo, who is reminding us that prayer is more than a discipline. Lisa shows us that prayer is part of the love relationship