Prayer, Plain and Simple
June 2017 Archives

“You are special.” ~Mister Rogers Parents of Millennials have certainly drilled into their children the notion that they are indeed special. We let them know under no uncertain terms that they were important enough to stop everything. Baseball games usurped […]

Let Your compassion quickly meet our needs. (Psalm 79:8b) The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s armies will make this happen! (Isaiah 9:7b) What’s God like? What’s your idea of Him? Angry? Preferring judgment and revenge over mercy? Taking […]

“Tell him to stop worrying. Tell him he doesn’t need to fear the fierce anger of those two burned-out embers” (Isaiah 7:4). What is keeping you up at night? What are you praying about, and are those prayers mixed with and […]

They forgot what he had done— the great wonders he had shown them, the miracles he did for their ancestors… When the Lord heard them, he was furious. The fire of his wrath burned against Jacob. Yes, his anger rose […]

He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My […]

Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure— you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts. Psalm 7:9 The escalating political tension and violence in the United States is disturbing to say the […]

You might love the guy; you might not. Either way, we as believers are encouraged – rather commanded – to pray for our political leaders, irregardless of their political persuasion or ours. Psalm 72 is a wonderful prayer for a governmental […]

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11) Words evolve to mean new things, and the term, “Pleasure” is no exception. Once again […]

I desire You more than anything on earth. Psalm 73:25 The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall want for nothing… (Psalm 23) Hardly anyone escapes the trap of addictions. Some addictions are more insidious than others, but from heroin-addicts to coffee-aholics, […]

“Here is my advice: It would be good for you to finish what you started a year ago.”        2 Corinthians 8:10 Half way through 2017 is a good time to do a check-up on the goals we […]