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Prayer of Repentance… When Evil Comes

posted by mherringshaw1

“God, have mercy. The horror of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut has broken our hearts. Perhaps now we are broken enough to turn to you. Forgive our self-reliance, rebellion and pride. We have defied your name and blasphemed you by […]

Prayer for Something Good from Something Horrid

posted by mherringshaw1

“God, you are good, but not everything that happens in your world is. The horror of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut was evil. Evil is real. We need no other evidence than this. Not all is good, but you in […]

A Prayer of Hatred

posted by mherringshaw1

“God, if there is a place for hatred, it belongs here, now. The horror of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut has silenced our words and enflamed our passion. We hate this, as do you. We are created in your image, […]

“Why, God?” A Prayer

posted by mherringshaw1

“Why, God? The horror of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut has broken our hearts and stolen our clear thinking. Why? There are no answers to this question. At least none we can fathom? We don’t know why this has happened, […]

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Prayer: to learn to love
Dallas Willard defines love beautifully in a lecture called "Reflections on John 14": "Love is the whole deal...Live with the will, habit, disposition and power to advance good in the lives of those who are affected by you." Jesus commanded us to "love our neighbor as ourselves." The root word ne

posted 10:24:56pm Apr. 24, 2014 | read full post »

God Trumps Tarot Cards
Looking for answers to life's riddles? Who should I marry? Where should I move? What should I study? Why do I exist? How should I live my life? Some people turn to psychics. They are often advertised on this very blog page, waiting for someone to take their bait. But there is a better Source of wisd

posted 2:54:39pm Apr. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Ukraine: An Urgent Prayer
"Father, hear our prayer for the nation of Ukraine. The crisis there is real and dangerous; the land seems to be festering, and on the brink of chaos. Jesus, you are Prince of Peace. Be the Peace of Ukraine. Give all the government leaders in every faction and in every nation involved wisdom and pru

posted 4:26:11pm Apr. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Suffering Physical Abuse: A Prayer
Jesus suffered at the hands of expert executors, professionals with vast experience, knowledge, and skill in the “art” of torture. Watching a person being led away to crucifixion was a common occurrence in Jerusalem in the 30’s AD. But Jesus was anything but a common criminal. Yet he took on t

posted 1:10:52pm Apr. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Prayers for Forgiveness and Healing of Verbal Abuse
These are the descriptive words used in Matthew 27 (New Living Version) depicting the verbal abuse that Jesus suffered: They shouted at him…jeered at him…condemned him…accused him…mocked him…truanted him…abused him…yelled at him…and ridiculed him… Jesus suffered abuse on ever

posted 10:50:36am Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »


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