From Here's My Heart: Prayers by Ray Hardin... When the bottom drops out of our world and we feel the earth give way beneath us; When light is displaced by utter darkness and we sense the danger all around us; When the known fades into the unknown and we cannot see the path ahead; Then, … Continue reading Where Would We Be?
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Monday was June 25th. To most, that date is just another date on the calendar. Nothing special. Nothing noteworthy. Just another day. But not to me. June 25th is my son's birthday, and this year he would have been 17. If he would have lived. But he didn't. So for 16 years now, June 25th … Continue reading “Not Your Will”
I continue to be so grateful for what God is doing in our church family, so here's a prayer of thanksgiving to start the week... Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving kindness to us and all whom you have made. We … Continue reading A Prayer of Thanksgiving
Periodically, I do a "5 on Friday" post where I share five things that might be of interest to you. This week's "5" comes from Chuck Lawless and is based on this Bible verse: "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17) Here are 5 ways to put that verse into action... Pray morning, noon, and night. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Pray Without Ceasing
As I recently mentioned on this blog, I am reading through the Old Testament book of Nehemiah as a way of helping me be the godly leader my church family needs me to be during our season of transitioning in some new congregational leaders. I was so inspired by Nehemiah's prayer in Nehemiah 1 that … Continue reading My “Nehemiah Prayer” for Alameda
This week's "Five on Friday" continues my observations from Nehemiah 1 that I first wrote about on Wednesday. Here are 5 elements of a godly leader's prayers... An Acknowledgement of the One, True God Nehemiah addresses his prayer to "God of heaven" in verse 5. That phrase was frequently used in Nehemiah's time by the … Continue reading 5 Elements of a Godly Leader’s Prayers (Five on Friday)