Archive for March, 2014

Praying through the Bible #108 – 1 Kings 3:1-15 – A Prayer for Wisdom

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

“Little Big League” is a movie about a 12 year old kid inheriting the Minnesota Twins from his grandfather. He fires the manager but no one else wants to manage under a 12 year old. So he assumes the job on the advice of his friend: “It’s the American League! They have the DH! How […]

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Praying through the Bible #107 – 2 Samuel 24 – A Prayer of Life Lessons

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Certain texts confuse, confound, make us scratch our heads, and become bewildered. Real life though, is just like that; existing in a state of uncertain knowledge, while surviving in a state of certain acceptance in the Divine. Certainty is not always certain in what we know, but in Who we trust. “The LORD’s anger burned […]

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Praying through the Bible #106 – 2 Samuel 23:13-17 – A Prayer of Loyal Equality

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

“Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.” Grant is Ulysses S. Grant. And the speaker is William T. Sherman. This statement is believed to have been said when there was a political push to promote Sherman over Grant […]

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Praying through the Bible #105 – 2 Samuel 22 – A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

David had enemies who should have been friends. One was Saul. Today’s Praying through the Bible is a reflective, prayerful song of thanksgiving for being rescued from Saul. It is too long to include it all. Below are some of the highlights. The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my […]

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Praying through the Bible #104 – 2 Samuel 21:1-14 – A Prayer for Governmental Sin

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Governmental protectionism, religious zeal, national identity, political affiliation, church affiliation, family and personal pride; all these can lead to unintentional consequences caused by good intentions or even those bad. Somehow we have gotten to the diseased conclusion that what we do is no one’s business; that hurting others can only be felt directly; that zeal, […]

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Praying through the Bible #103 – 2 Samuel 15:31 – A Prayer for Failure

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

“I hope he fails.” Rush Limbaugh famously, or infamously, said that about then President-elect Obama’s policies. Excoriated by the political left, and shunned by some on the right, the brash statement became an oft repeated political mantra sparking another debate. How could one patriotically hope an elected official would fail? How could anyone morally hope […]

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Psalm 139 – Reading Minds

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

How amazing is God’s love? How many friends would we have lost; how many jobs would we have been fired from; how many people would have slapped or punched us; how many times would our spouse have been angry with us…if anyone and everyone could read our minds and know all our thoughts? And yet […]

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Praying through the Bible #102 – 2 Samuel 15:7-9 – A Prayer As A Pretense to Betrayal

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

“I’ll pray for you,” so easy to say. Could it be an excuse to do nothing? “I’ll pray for you,” too many say. But is it a cold, empty statement hiding our hurt? “I’ll pray for you” but I won’t talk to you. “I’ll pray for you,” but don’t ask me to forgive you. “I’ll […]

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