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Love's Great Prayer

If you’ve ever prayed for someone you love deeply, you know that there is a great sense of urgency and intercession in such a prayer. More often than not, such a prayer will lead you to your knees, arms wide open and a heart full of tears. 887 more words

In the world, but not of the world

I am not praying for the world, but for those whom you have given me….
They are in the world….
They are not of the world…. 946 more words

My Own Thoughts/Random Blogging

Why It Is Important to Identify with the Persecuted Church: 3 More Reasons

In my prior blog post, I noted that there are at least 5 reasons all Christians should identify with persecution. First, the New Testament says that all Christians will be persecuted, and the persecution could take several different forms, from the mild mocking and name-calling to the more severe imprisonment and execution. 1,103 more words

Christian Living

Requests Welcome

I have been looking at the ACTS prayer model recently. This is the final post on that thought (at least for a little while). In this post, I want to take a look at the final part of the ACTS prayer model: supplication. 466 more words


Belonging, Sanctifying, and Sending: Jesus Prays for His Disciples in John 17

Just before his arrest, trial, and execution on the cross, Jesus prayed for all his followers. Today’s devotion is from guest writer, Sam Rahberg, reflecting on this prayer: 463 more words


A Shared Joy

What father hasn’t tried to share a joy with his son?

A sunrise, a field of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes, a particularly tasty treat – we share not because we are lonely, crave gratitude, or need the affirmation, but because we enjoy bringing a wonderful discovery to someone we cherish. 180 more words