Category: Prayer

Lead me on a level path!

12/3/2020
Lead me on a level path!

              'Men give advice, God gives guidance. ' ~ Leonard RavenhillA daily prayer for the humble:  Lord You are my light and my salvation. . .

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A Personal Blitzkrieg

11/6/2019
A Personal Blitzkrieg

Shortly before World War Two, German Heinze Guderian developed the innovative war strategy he named 'blitzkrieg'. 'Blitzkrieg' has become synonymous with any lightning strIke of man against an enemy.

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I Felt I Should Pray But...

19/5/2019
I Felt I Should Pray But...

The men who have been greatly used of God have all been mighty in prayer. As you read their biographies you discover that the spirit of prayer predominates.

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8 Top Tips to Praying the Psalms

5/4/2019
8 Top Tips to Praying the Psalms

Eight top tips to guide you in praying through the Psalms: Note/mark your favorite ones that you may easily retrieve them for prayer, and enjoy their salve as often as you...

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A Short Prayer for the Long Haul

5/2/2019
A Short Prayer for the Long Haul

A daily prayer of faith for both body and soul preservation: Dear Father, Preserve my life in your righteousness and turn my eyes away from worthless things, that surely I will not...

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As Flowers to the Soul#

25/10/2018
As Flowers to the Soul#

Skilled at removing distraction the Puritans knew how to pray. Charles Spurgeon (1834-92) is regarded to this day as the last of the great Puritans.

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Praying Away Self-Display

2/10/2018
Praying Away Self-Display

The Lord promises that it is the pure in heart who shall see Him, the meek who shall inherit the earth and those who seek righteousness will be satisfied.

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Rewriting My Prayer

9/8/2018
Rewriting My Prayer

Some glory in achievements, while others glory in obscurity. No form of selfishness is so deeply and dangerously sinful as that which glories in being a man of prayer.

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Prayer Is...

22/4/2018
Prayer Is...

Prayer is: the seed of gentlenessthe spirit of trustthe seeking of peacethe absence of angera remedy against griefa salve to depressionthe unbinding of shackles andfreedom to the heart.

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The Making of the Soul

2/12/2017
The Making of the Soul

What craziness has caught us, what malaise has fallen upon us, that our individual prayer as much as our praying together could fall for such a bold deception: that our words...

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Prayer's Hardest Challenge

22/11/2017
Prayer's Hardest Challenge

Is not the greatest witness against prayer a continued and persistent heavenly silence? Charles Spurgeon understood full well those times when God tarries at our pleas for mercy: In the days of...

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Stareway to Heaven

5/8/2017
Stareway to Heaven

Staring at heaven is unrequited. It does not offer answers to troubled or enquiring souls, but we all still do it.

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A Prayer for Me

25/7/2017
A Prayer for Me

'I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking God to do His work though me'.

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Please Rain on Me!

24/7/2017
Please Rain on Me!

The Psalmist understood well the joy of the Lord, better than many. His words and thoughts offer a revival to any needy human spirit and soul.

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The God of the Lonely Night

30/5/2017
The God of the Lonely Night

Why does night multiply loneliness? Why is night the season of a dark self-examination? Surely too it is the time where troubled souls learn where others weep? This is Gethsemane.

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A Duet of Love

8/3/2017
A Duet of Love

Prayer is the movement of the Holy Spirit in the human heart through which God reaches out and embraces human beings.

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A Prayer for Many!

29/12/2016
A Prayer for Many!

My Father in heaven - what do I have that is not of You, what fruit can I bear without Your seeds, what place of belonging is there away from You, what grace can...

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Suggestions to God?

4/8/2016
Suggestions to God?

This life-time of human experience must be worth more than another birthday card, or that obituary I will never get to write - let alone read? Surely God could benefit from...

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Plunging into Prayer

13/6/2016
Plunging into Prayer

Strolling in shallow water is far easier than struggling neck deep. But when you dive in the effort fades and the view can be amazing.

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Prayer's 1 Peril#

9/6/2016
Prayer's 1 Peril#

No form of selfishness is so deeply and dangerously sinful as that which glories in being a man of prayer.

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Being Alert in Loss

20/4/2016
Being Alert in Loss

Beyond the tears, behind the pain lurks a culprit many ignore, disbelieve or even support. Death was absent until the serpent whispered in Eden.

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Painful Fields of the Past?

3/3/2016
Painful Fields of the Past?

Idle times and thoughts can draw us painfully backwards. The past steadfastly seeks to torment today. Injuries to the soul, the sins and longings of yesterday tease afresh.

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Emptying the Ego

2/3/2016
Emptying the Ego

Could an empty ego script a fuller prayer life? My Father in heaven, what do I have that is not of You, what place of belonging is there away from You, what grace may...

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Love is Safe

9/2/2016
Love is Safe

Headlong the unattended infant ran into an oncoming Toyota. He had played happily alone for some time on a grass verge.

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Stretching to Success in 2016

29/12/2016
Stretching to Success in 2016

To laugh and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false...

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Banish Independence

18/11/2015
Banish Independence

Too long I stood firm with shoulders held back, boldly upright, resisting wisdom's push to fall humbly upon my knees.

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Of Trash & Prayer

12/11/2015
Of Trash & Prayer

My trailer is popular, its ancient and anxious leaf-springs grunted again as they bounced over the kerb.

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MY Sorrow!

2/11/2015
MY Sorrow!

A prayer to Jesus the Christ - the one who lovingly submitted to torture before and on the Cross, even for those who hated enough to murder Him: Dear Jesus -...

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Pillow Talk

21/10/2015
Pillow Talk

The pillow beckons while the blankets bleat as dawn's soft rays peep through the curtains. . . roll over.

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Shadowy Attachment

20/10/2015
Shadowy Attachment

Attachment is an emotional or even spiritual connection between two people. It transcends the boundaries of geography or time.

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How to Unplug Life

26/7/2015
How to Unplug Life

Plugs manage every moment of every day. Black, white, regular and irregular shaped plastic appendages are poked into walls, sockets and all power sources.

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Honest to God!

2/7/2015
Honest to God!

Could there be anyone greater than the prophet Daniel who held the esteem of Heaven? Exceptional spiritual power developed for Daniel through his soul-searching devotions.

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A Stronger Prayer for the Weaker*

23/6/2015
A Stronger Prayer for the Weaker*

What travail did King David suffer when he penned this tenacious cry to his Lord? What times of trouble was David so anxious would pass? Not one is immune from the weakening...

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The Mom Who Changed History.

10/5/2015
The Mom Who Changed History.

John Newton's (1725-1807) mother died just before he turned seven years old. In the brief time with her son, Elizabeth Newton eagerly taught him God's word.

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Moms Outlive Their Life

7/5/2015
Moms Outlive Their Life

On August 21st, 1912 a simple criminal became a forgiven Christian. This guerrilla outlaw and last member of Jesse James' gang Cole Younger had repented of his turbulent life.

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Tugging God's Heart

26/2/2015
Tugging God's Heart

A maligned and barren Hannah long pleaded with the Lord for a child. She begged him in desperation of the spirit to birth within her the impossible.

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Intoxicated by God ~ A

20/1/2015
Intoxicated by God ~ A

Where can I wander to, what hill may I climb, what valley descent dare I plumb where the Lord is not there? Where can I hide my heart or file my...

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Of Hazy Days

4/1/2015
Of Hazy Days

French born, Anglican baptised, American Catholic Trappist monk Thomas Merton died prematurely in 1968 at the tender age of 53. He penned the soulful prayer below.

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The 6AM Prayer

20/10/2014
The 6AM Prayer

Soul Snack 200/14 . . . The true story is told of an insane royal braggart who became a beggar.

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Of Pride & Prayer

18/9/2014
Of Pride & Prayer

Soul Snack 180/14 . . . Beware the pride of prayer. Audit the performance of public displays, or the inner comparisons to others during private devotions.

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Endless Prayer?

15/9/2014
Endless Prayer?

Soul Snack 177/14 . . . Prayer – the spoken joy of the wanderer or the settled, the gregarious and the hermit alike.

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Seeking Kristina?

27/8/2014
Seeking Kristina?

Soul Snack 164/14 . . . I am caught between Northern Iraq and Moldova; a western Christian's no-man's land of impotence and self-questioning.

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The Fields of Prayer

18/8/2014
The Fields of Prayer

Soul Snack 157/14 . . . There is no field more unexplored in Christian experience and possibility than this limitless field of prayer. Prayer means care for souls.

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Heart to Heart

17/8/2014
Heart to Heart

Soul Snack 156/14 . . . A prayer from my heart for my heart: Teach me your ways O Lord for I seek to humbly walk in your truth.

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The Twin Gardens of Temptation

6/8/2014
The Twin Gardens of Temptation

Soul Snack 149/14 . . . Eden and Gethsemane leap from history as the world's game-changing gardens. In history's most perfect garden - Eden, temptation approached.

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iPrayer?

14/7/2014

iPrayer?Did Jesus use a modem at the sermon on the mount?Did He have to be on iTunes for His ministry to count?Did He ever use a fax machine to get...

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Unpacking God

20/11/2013

Soul Snack 223/13 . . . Unpacking God Christianity trades upon the minds of learned men.

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Boating with God

19/11/2013

Soul Snack 222/13 . . . Boating with God Life's changes and chances whip waves across our decks, tears at our sails and snaps our masts.

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A Daily Fortress

6/11/2013

Soul Snack 213/13 . . . A Daily Fortress Psalm 86 is a fortress to dependent humility. It permits no breaches of pride and allows no misunderstandings of God.

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Prayer's biggest barrier

29/9/2013

Soul Snack 187/13 ~ Prayer's biggest barrier Is the pavement to prayer littered with potholes of disbelief? Is doubt the biggest barrier to praying? Satan plants within each believer a...

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The Lord's Garden

11/7/2013

Soul Snack 131/13 . . . The Lord's Garden Prayer is the fodder of a healthy spirit and the chainsaw that cuts down the forests of sin.

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Whipping satan

20/5/2013

Soul Snack 94/13 . . . Whipping satan Satan whispers in the believer's ear the challenges of doubt. He shouts sentences of condemnation.

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Unity & Prayer

17/3/2013

Soul Snack 52/13 . . . Unity & Prayer  Updating Liam Life is as unpredictable as it is fragile.

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John Newton's Mom

25/10/2012

Soul Snack 190/12 . . . John Newton's Mom". . . What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

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God's Silence?

23/9/2012

Soul Snack 168/12 . . . God's Silence? To those cemented on their knees, begging to heaven or wrestling a tearful avalanche. . .

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Ambulance or sign?

13/6/2011

Soul Snack 92/11 . . . Ambulance or sign? Cares and sadness were so weighty upon these sorrowful disciples as they paused at Gethsemane.

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Knee built roofing

23/5/2011

Soul Snack 79/11 . . . Knee built roofing Enticing the desires of the human spirit, sin seeks to have its way.

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Two-Way Traffic

23/2/2011

Soul Snack 22/11 . . . Two-Way Traffic Plans to prosper are both God's deliberate and default intentions.

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Walmart praying

28/6/2010

Soul Snack 101/10 . . . Walmart prayer Lovingly, Heaven gazed with saddened eyes from His throne.

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Without you!

16/5/2010

Soul Snack 72/10 . . . 'Without you!' What is life, Lord, without you? I love you Lord and I need you so.

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Answered Prayer

1/3/2010

Soul Snack 20/10 . . . Answered Prayer Answered prayer is formed in heaven's crucible of charity. Answered prayer is the amalgam of heaven's goodwill and grace.

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The Pavement Prayer

8/2/2010

Soul Snack 172/11 . . . The Pavement Prayer The silhouette of a slight yet statuesque figure fell silently across the pavement.

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God's Path

27/8/2008

Soul Snack 8/133 . . . God's Path The season we call life is marked indelibly by the path that we walk to the eternal.

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Players and Prayers

18/1/2008

Soul Snack 126 . . . Players and Prayers Eager and sweaty children, across this nation joyfully fill backyards. The noonday sun neither too high nor too hot.

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God's Posties

2/7/2007

Soul Snack 228/11 . . . God's Posties "Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar.

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Superwoman

2/5/2007

SOUL SNACK 73 . . . “SUPERWOMAN" Reclining into her most comfortable chair, her frail frame met sleep immediately. The reward of rest, quickly and importantly received.

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Beach Bliss?

19/2/2007

Soul Snack 78 . . . Beach Bliss? As the full moon glided above the horizon, the beach emptied. Only litter from a day of delight remained.

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