Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

Learning to Walk With God’s Help

“If I go up to the mountains, you are there.
If I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn or settle on the far side of the sea,
Even there your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast.”
Psalm 139

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I remember helping our children learn to walk, we would bend over, spotting them with our arms, following them around to catch them when they would fall. That is a picture of God. He stands behind me and all around me, everywhere I go. How we need His protection and guidance.


I thank you that you never leave me. Please continue to walk with me. I need your protection and grace to cover me through this day. And when I leave you (for you never leave me), please draw me back quickly, back into your loving presence where I find peace and joy continually.


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Lifting Hands in Prayer
"Lift up holy hands in prayer, and praise the Lord." Psalm 134:2 When my dad was fighting in the South Pacific during WWII, my mom would quite uncharacteristically lift her hands to Heaven, pleading for God's protection over her beloved ...

posted 10:29:12am Nov. 25, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to be a Peacemaker
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9) But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit ...

posted 12:48:31pm Nov. 23, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for a Life of Integrity
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posted 9:43:50am Nov. 19, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer For Sanity
“After this time had passed, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven. My sanity returned, and I praised and worshiped the Most High and honored the one who lives forever... When my sanity returned to me, so did my honor and glory and kingdom. ...

posted 12:47:26pm Nov. 18, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Wisdom When Your Back’s Against the Wall
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posted 9:43:38am Nov. 16, 2015 | read full post »


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