Category Archives: Prayer

Our Starting Point

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Prayer Works | Loving Life at Home

“Prayer works. Prayer is work. Prayer leads to work.” This is a quote I copied, without attribution, into the back of my Bible some thirty-plus years ago. I know that the operative word here is prayer, but I sometimes act as if the most important word were work. Have you ever been guilty of that? When your list of pressing… Read more »

Our Daily Lifeline

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"If you only pray when you're in trouble, you're in trouble." | Loving Life at Home

As fitting and appropriate as it is to call upon God from the foxhole, prayer should really be our first and natural response in all of life’s circumstances. When awed by His works, we should praise Him. When struck by His greatness, we should worship Him. When encumbered by doubts, we should trust in Him. When ensnared by sin, we… Read more »

In My Thoughts and Prayers

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Memories are curious things. A person or event from our distant past can lie dormant and forgotten in the deepest recesses of our brains for literally years at a time, only to be stirred to life in a split-second by a glimpse or sound or smell of something that calls that memory to mind. When the face of a friend… Read more »

Pray without Ceasing

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I’ve been meditating on 1 Thess. 5:17 lately: “Pray without ceasing.” Try as I might to maintain a continual attitude of prayer, I get distracted by the million other things that vie for my attention. Consequently, I often lose sight of that goal. Yet my days are sprinkled with enough mindless tasks that it’s easy to pick up the conversation… Read more »

Be Careful What You Pray For – Part 2

Be Careful What You Pray For - Part 2

I love the scene in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE where the Beavers are forced to flee from the White Witch. While the others hurriedly don coats and boots, Mrs. Beaver scuttles about the den packing provisions for the journey: sugar, tea, matches, two or three loaves of bread, a ham, and a dozen clean handkerchiefs. She’d have… Read more »

Pray Your Way to a Smoother Day

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I was reading the biography of George Muller aloud to my children this week and ran across a quote concerning the value of prayer. Muller claimed that “four hours of work after an hour of prayer would accomplish more than five hours without prayer.” It was a belief that he faithfully put into practice throughout his life. Muller’s comment brought… Read more »