Category Archives: Prayer

Starting a New Bible Study: When God’s People Pray

My church started a new Bible study last night: When God’s People Pray.  It is hosted by Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Here are some thoughts.  Warning: This will be a long post. 1.  I was struggling over … Continue reading

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Ramblings About Different Places, a Coming Bible Study, and Mother’s Day

The church service at my church this morning focused on Christ as the good shepherd.  In the closing prayer, the pastor said that Christ knows all of our temperaments. I was thinking about a similar issue as I was walking … Continue reading

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Coping with Negativity

My mind can easily go in a negative direction.  Lately, I have addressed that problem by praying in my mind.  And my prayers in this case have not been me complaining to God about my situation, for that is negative … Continue reading

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Praying for Others: Meaningful, or Like Reading a Phone Book?

At church this morning, someone from a local mission spoke to us.  He said that the mission needs prayers because one day is not like another, and each day it serves two-hundred meals. Should I pray for the mission daily?  … Continue reading

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Praying Before Entering a Situation

At church this morning, the pastor emeritus was talking about praying before entering a situation, and knowing that God is with us through it. I am believing in that more nowadays than I have in the past.  Maybe that’s because … Continue reading

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Psalm 119: Shin/Sin

I have three items for my write-up today on Psalm 119: Shin/Sin. 1.  Psalm 119:164 states (in the KJV): “Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.” Some believe that the Psalmist praised God seven … Continue reading

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Leaders 3

A theme that came up more than once in my latest reading of Richard Nixon’s Leaders was alcohol.  Here are some stories that Nixon tells: —-Page 143: “[German leader Konrad Adenauer] had other weapons besides the cold steel of logic, … Continue reading

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Peace with Oneself, Others, and God

My pastor’s sermon at church this morning was one of my favorites that I have heard him deliver.  (I talk about my favorite sermon of his in my post here.)  It was entitled, “It Doesn’t Have to be That Way.”  … Continue reading

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Psalm 119: Samech

The King James Version for Psalm 119:113 reads: “I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.”  I have two items for today’s post on Psalms. 1.  What the Psalmist hates in that verse are called say-aphim, in the … Continue reading

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Psalm 119: Yod

For my weekly quiet time today, I will blog about Psalm 119: Yod.  I will post it in the King James Version (which is in the public domain), then I will comment on select verses. 73 JOD. Thy hands have … Continue reading

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