Category Archives: prayer

Matthew 6: 5-15 The Lord’s Prayer

I appreciated Tom’s words a couple of weeks ago about slowing down and thinking about our words when we say memorized prayers. Let them move our hearts. How else do we stop the “babble like the pagans”? I’ll share with … Continue reading

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Always Seek Wisdom and Truth

Today’s readings includes Isaiah 48:17, where God says, “I, the LORD, your God, teach you what is for your good, and lead you on the way you should go.”; Psalms 1, which is a recipe for happiness, and Matthew 11:19 … Continue reading

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Evil Report?

“An evil report he shall not fear; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.” Psalm 112: 7 Aren’t these encouraging words? Shouldn’t we trust our Good Shepherd to care for us? How do we acquire a firm trusting heart … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prayers

“I got up early one morning And rushed right into the day; I had so much to accomplish That I didn’t have time to pray. Problems just tumbled about me, And heavier came each task; ‘Why doesn’t God help me?’ … Continue reading

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Portland Walking

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed … Continue reading

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Gratitude Practice

“He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me” Psalm 50:23 I’ve thought of this scripture many times, especially since reading Ann Voscamp’s book One Thousand Gifts. Then on June 27, the Living Faith Devotional writer. Kristin Armstrong, talks about this … Continue reading

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Bless or Curse

“Bless those who persecute (you), bless and do not curse them.” Romans 12:14 Really?? Bless my enemy? I’m not to verbalize how bad they are? How do we right the injustice in our world? Last Thursday I had the joy … Continue reading

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