Posts under ‘Prayer’

The Good News

“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, that is the word of faith we are proclaiming:  That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 9″ Just reading these words […]

Meaningful Prayer

I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Psalm 17:6 The following is taken from the devotional A Daybook of Grace:  “Stop a moment and think.  Is it not often the case, when men stand up to pray in public, or kneel down to […]

The Joy of God’s Presence

The more we enjoy of God, the more we are ravished with delight – Thomas Watson. These words give me great joy.  Why?  Because I have found them to be so true.  The more we know of God in our lives, the more we turn to Him during the course of our day, the more […]

Don’t Forget

The following is taken from the Daily Devotional: Our Daily Bread (  Beware that  you do not forget the Lord, Your God. (Deuteronomy 8:7-18) “I don’t agree with those who rail against material things and say that owning stuff is inherently evil.  And I have to admit that I’m a consumer–often tempted to pad my […]

Prayers: Giving God permission

Prayer is the risen Jesus coming in with His resurrection power, given free rein in our lives, and then using His authority to enter any situation and change things:  Ole Kristian O. Hallesby When I read these words it struck me how true this statement really is.  Only when we allow ourselves to pray to […]

Celebration of Life

On October 30, 2012 the local news reported on a young man who had gone out to celebrate a winning victory for his University’s team and in the course of the evening was assaulted in an altercation.  Fight between overly zealous college students is not normally unusual.  However, in this particular incident the young man, Tyler, […]

Embracing Change

With the start of a new year we all look forward with optimism in our hearts that the new year will be the best one yet.  The possibility of greater advances in your life are definitely possible.  But those changes need to be met with an open heart for good expectations.  I just read a […]

A Psalm for Giving Thanks

           Shout for joy to the Lord, all the Earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.          Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are His.  We are his people, the sheep of His pasture.          Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; […]

The Happiness Advantage

A couple of days ago I watched a fascinating program offered on Public Broadcast Station (PBS) on a program titled: The Happiness Advantage.  A researcher on the science of positive psychology, Shawn Achor, spoke about his findings regarding the ability to experience more happiness in our lives.  Having a background in studying human behavior most of […]

Fighting off Jealousy

The following is an excerpt from OUR DAILY BREAD, a daily devotional that available free to anyone who would like to have one. “The story is told of two shopkeepers who were bitter rivals.  They spent each day keeping track of each other’s business.  If one got a customer, he would smile triumphantly at his […]