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Prayers for a Broken Friendship

Prayers for a Broken Friendship

This post is part of a prayer challenge, 21 Days of Prayers For Your Friends. If you would like more information about the full challenge with daily email prayer guides, I invite you to find it here. Once upon a time, I was hurt very badly by a friend, in a way that...
Prayers for Your Friend’s Relationships

Prayers for Your Friend’s Relationships

This post is part of a prayer challenge, 21 Days of Prayers For Your Friends. If you would like more information about the full challenge with daily email prayer guides, I invite you to find it here. Whether it’s an easy relationship, where the conversation flows,...
How to Pray for a World in Desperate Need

How to Pray for a World in Desperate Need

Last week, I shared some ways to cope when the needs of the world are overwhelming. If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to hop over and read that post before finishing this one. I noticed something recently. The longer I live, the more I’m...
Praying the Scriptures for the United States of America

Praying the Scriptures for the United States of America

Sometimes I’m just not sure how to pray for America, the land that I love. I want God to bless her. I want God to revive her. I want God to discipline her in His goodness and love, bringing repentance. I want God to be merciful to her. I want God to restore her...
Unpacking the Consequences of Anger

Unpacking the Consequences of Anger

I’ll never forget the moment when I realized I was an angry person – and more specifically, an angry mom. My mind’s eye can still envision my four-year-old daughter standing at the threshold of my bedroom door, daring to wake me up at 7:30 a.m. so I...
Praying the Scriptures in Times of Terror

Praying the Scriptures in Times of Terror

It happened again. Another terrorist attack occurred yesterday, leaving a city reeling and the rest of the world grieving. Now is the time when government leaders typically call for prayer, and while that’s a good thing (assuming our prayers are directed to the...
Prayers for Patience

Prayers for Patience

There are so many areas in life for which we need patience. We need it in our relationships. In our circumstances. In our workplaces. In our service. We need it when we look around the world and see chaos abounding. We need it as we wait for our Savior’s return....
Praying the Scriptures: Prayers of Repentance

Praying the Scriptures: Prayers of Repentance

I thought long and prayed hard about what topic to cover on Day Two of the Prayers for All Seasons series. One one hand, my “blogger brain” told me I needed to make it something appealing. Some clever concoction to keep our zeal fervent and our enthusiasm...
Love Goes the Whole Way

Love Goes the Whole Way

Have you ever heard the old gospel song “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder“? It’s a reference to Jacob’s vision as described in Genesis 28. I heard a Sunday school lesson about this passage recently, and was struck by this verse: And he...