My journey to learning how to pray has been quite a long one. As a child I learned a couple of mealtime prayers and kind of listened to other people praying, sometimes. But I think I must have listened enough to get a basic idea that I could talk to God, and that He would… Read More Scripture prayers #2
Accusing and debasing words only have power over us if we let them. I reject those labels and accusations.
They are not helpful for the furthering of the kingdom of God.… Read More Rejecting Labels
God is big enough, strong enough, compassionate enough, and near enough to each of His children, and He will carry us through all the difficulties of our lives.… Read More Thank you for your prayers!
This is a reblog of a worship prayer that I wrote more than two years ago before I started the “Worship with me” series, so most of you have not read it yet. “Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! Who redeems… Read More Worship with me #41
The giver is more important than the gift, which is more important than the wrapping paper. … Read More Worship with me #31
Hello, friends! I hope all is well with you! I’ve found that even when everything is not the way we had hoped it would be, if we will praise the Lord anyway, He will come near to us and help us. Here’s a prayer of praise to jumpstart your own praises; please join me! Thank… Read More Worship with me #28
Dear Lord, Thank You so much for friendships, the new and the old! Thank You for how we can understand each other, cheer each other on, encourage each other, and pray for each other. Thank You for the good times of sharing our hearts deeply and for the lightheartedness of having fun together. Thank You… Read More Worship with me #25
Hi! I’ve taken a two-week break from posting these, but I’m back again! Please join me in praying this prayer of thanksgiving and praise to our God! In the morning, O Lord, I will lift up my voice to You! And in the afternoon, and in the evening, and at night…. I praise You, Lord,… Read More Worship with me # 21
Welcome to Worship with me! I invite you to pray with me the following, from your heart: Thank You, Lord, that You are able! You were able to bring Your people across the Red Sea! Your servant, Moses, believed it. “Fear not! Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD,” he said. And Your… Read More Worship with me # 19
Have you ever had someone in your life who hurt you, wounded you deeply with their words and actions, betrayed you, abused you in some way? You feel you need to stay away from them as much as possible, just to protect yourself from the negative vibes that they dump on you whenever you’re around… Read More How to Pray for those who have hurt you
Welcome to Worship with me! I invite you to pray this with me: Lord, I thank You that when we go through tough times, You are right there with us to carry us through. I thank You for these opportunities to trust You and to run to You for help, knowing that there is no… Read More Worship with me #13
Dear Lord Jesus, You are such an amazing Savior, Lord, Love, Friend, Shepherd, Provider, and so much more! We so often focus on You in Your humanity, and well we should, but we forget to focus on how You were in the beginning with God and how without You nothing was made that was made. … Read More Worship with me #11
Hello! Welcome to week seven of Worship with me! One of my greatest joys in life is the opportunity to approach the throne of God together with others to worship the Lord! There have been times where we have entered a time of prayer, frazzled by our overwhelmingly impossible problems, but as we worshipped God… Read More Worship with me #7
Last week we started this new series, a concert of praise that we can lift up to the Lord together. The following prayer of worship was originally published on this blog here. Even if you don’t feel like worshiping right now, I encourage you to pray this prayer, believing it to be true, and see… Read More Worship with me #2
When I was younger, Lamentations was NOT my go-to book of the Bible, except for chapter 3:22, 23, the verses that must have inspired the old hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. All the negativity and lamenting and sadness and depression found in this book seemed so overwhelming, and since it has a lot of poetic… Read More Eat Dirt?
Life is full of storms. Some of them are over quickly, while others seem to drag on forever. The Apostle Paul went through a lengthy storm on the Mediterranean Sea during which time those on the ship gradually gave up hope of their being saved. But God sent an angel to Paul and reassured him… Read More Hope in the Storm
I’m walking up a mountain in the dark. (Do you ever feel like that’s what you are doing?) Bit-by-bit I inch forward with only enough dim light to put one foot in front of the other as I climb slowly, ever upward. At the bottom of the mountain, quite some distance behind me, the city… Read More Uphill Struggle
“Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy.” Psalm 103:1,4 (AMPC) O LORD, You beautify my life with Your covenant love and Your… Read More Psalm of Ruth when the evil one spoke lies over her through the mouth of others
God is my Hero. He has shown Himself to be my Hero over and over again. So why am I so quick to forget? The answer to that is probably a whole ‘nother post. But yes, God is my Hero! If you’ve read my last two posts, you know I’ve been having an internal struggle… Read More God is my Hero
I have a neighbor who gives me a bit of insight into what David felt like being so hated by Saul for no fault of his own. She dumped on me today for the first time in a long time; I normally try to avoid her because nothing good ever comes out of my talking… Read More Saul vs. David — God wins