'pray' tagged posts

When Compassion Wears You Down

I think for many of us, especially men, working hard is part of our DNA. There is a tendency for us to get so engrossed in our work, we neglect other important things, namely ourselves. If there are deadlines, we will work through meals and breaks. Why do we do this? Part of it is…

Surrender Leads to Victory

Sunday was Remembrance Day. It is a day we set aside to remember and honour the fallen, the veterans who survived and those who continue to serve and sacrifice so much so we can experience the freedoms we have in our country. I cannot imagine what our lives would have been like if 100 years…

Parenting Without Fear

“Jeremiah, slow down… watch where you are going!” This is a phrase that I use quite often when I am out with our grandchildren. Like most kids, our grandson tends to focus on the things around him and not what is in front of him. As a parent and now grandparent, I know that children…

Lord, Teach Me to Pray

Like many men, one of the biggest challenges I have is asking for help. If I am lost in a city, I will almost never ask for directions. If I am planning on building something, I try and figure it out on my own. Maybe I’m stubborn? But what about spiritual things. Let me share…

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…