Category Archives: Prayerful Thoughts and Intentions

Jewish Pilgrimages: How We May Benefit From Them

  In the Old Testament times the Jews would pilgrimage to Jerusalem 3 times a year on their feast days (Deut. 16:16-17): On the Feast of Unleavened Bread — this year on April 15 On the Feast of Weeks — … Continue reading

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It stinks! This whole place stinks.

  You don’t like my house? Does my house stink? That’s right-it stinks! This whole place stinks.   1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us … Continue reading

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The Nearness of God Is My Good: Five Bible Passages

  Yes, the nearness of God is our good.  And we experience His nearness in all of creation.  When I behold all that He has made and know that He is present in all of it, and that He is … Continue reading

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Listening to the Lord While Working

  Most often I work listening to the radio, wanting to escape, wanting not to work too hard, wanting to relax.   Today I will set my mind on listening to the Lord, listening to what He would teach me. … Continue reading

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Dreams: 4 ways to Purify Your Dreams

I think we all, from time to time, have dreams that aren’t too pure—myself included.  And it’s especially troublesome for Christians, because we are called to live pure lives (Matt 5:28; Eph. 5:3-4).  But the important thing is that we … Continue reading

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Dark Dreams

Dark have been my dreams of late. (King Theoden of Lord of the Rings)  It’s not a common thing, but every once in a while my dreams will be dark—full of sin, discouragement, worry and dread.  And I hate it, … Continue reading

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Five Benefits of Weakness – from 2 Corinthians 4:7-18

  Everyone gets old.  And because we are old we feel more and more pain in our weak body.  But for the Christian there are some benefits to having a weak body.  Here are five benefits derived from the above passage: … Continue reading

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Prayer Trails

 Here are some photographs from a favorite blog I follow: Notes From Near and Far, by Julian Hoffman.  I have put these photos in this prayer blog because they capture so well many things having to do with prayer—at least … Continue reading

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What do we set before us?

 That is one of the most important questions a Christian should ask himself.  For the thing we set before us will be as our guide and even as our god.  If we set anything other than the true God before … Continue reading

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Christmas Angels

AN ANGEL APPEARED TO JOSEPH, MATTHEW 1:20-25  But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your … Continue reading

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