'prayer' tagged posts

Grace to Fight Temptation

I was again reminded this week of the importance of prayer. As Christians, it is easy to fall into the temptation of taking God for granted. This leads to letting our guards down and falling to the wiles of Satan. Jesus’ reminder to pray regularly against temptation reminds us just how prevalent and dangerous the…

A Prayer of Surrender

I am a very stubborn and competitive person. Whether it is sports, a board game or an argument, I don’t like to lose. The thought of giving up would be something that would never come to mind. In fact, even in my closest relationship with my wife, it took a decade before I could say…

The Peace God Offers

How many of us today feel stressed? We might be dealing with school issues and feel overwhelmed? Our job might be shaky at best and we have mounting bills to worry about as well. Then there are the health issues we may be dealing with or family issues. Regardless, all of us have stuff going…

The Art of Imitation

Although I’ve never been to Las Vegas, I am a little curious to go. I think part of the attraction is the many shows that go on every night along the strip. Many famous entertainers do shows at the many casinos hoping to attract tourists to watch and inevitably gamble. One of the fascinating things…

Seeing Beyond the Circumstances

Trials are hardships and difficulties over which we have no control. We read the story of Job and wonder how we could have endured such hardship and loss. In the New Testament, we read the words of Peter in his first letter, “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come…