'prayer' tagged posts

Seven Words of Grace

Have you ever had this happen to you? Words leave your mouth and you immediately wished they would not have. You see the reaction of the person at whom the words were directed and your heart sinks. Their head drop. In essence, we have aimed a weapon, struck the target, and regretted our success all…

Focused Fathers

This past weekend was Fathers’ Day. It is the day when Dads are complimented, pampered, and given gifts. Well… sort of. One little boy gave an interesting description of Father’ Day. He said, “Father’s Day is just like Mother’s Day; only you don’t spend as much on a present.” It is not easy being a…

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…