Category Archives: Prayer

Listen to the Words of My Mouth

Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. Psalm 54:2 My wife finally started radiation treatment for breast cancer yesterday. Of course, we had to wait for her surgery incisions to heal, wait on approval from … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Prayer

Since today is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fitting to post a version of the prayer that has its origin from the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. I hope that this St. Patrick’s Day prayer will … Continue reading

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 Anything, Anywhere, Anytime

O Lord, you have seen this; be not silent. Do not be far from me, O Lord. Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord. Psalm 35:22-23 The other day as I was riding (since … Continue reading

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Don’t Hesitate to Ask

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 While traveling on an airplane to Orlando, my wife and I had an interesting encounter with the flight attendant who gave the safety … Continue reading

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Call on the Lord

I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Psalm 17:6 I love what Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the great German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and anti-Nazi dissident wrote about the Psalms. Here … Continue reading

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An Accepted Prayer

The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. Psalm 6:9 The German born Swiss novelist, poet, and painter Hermann Hesse wrote, “I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune … Continue reading

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Deliverance for Today

I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. My eyes grow week with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes. Psalm 6:6-7 In the book entitled … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Discouragement

For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, and author of the Cost of Discipleship, wrote “The more deeply we grow … Continue reading

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Training to Defeat the Enemy

He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. Psalm 18:34 As a helicopter pilot in the United States Marine Corps we trained constantly. Each year we conducted hundreds of hours of training to improve … Continue reading

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In the Stillness

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 28:12 Yesterday morning, as is my custom, the dogs and I stepped outside and I walked and prayed as I meandered … Continue reading

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