Our hairs are numbered

During a public prayer recently, the one guiding our thoughts described how great God is in taking care of us, even though the hairs on our head are numbered (Matthew 10:28-31). OK, that’s probably not exactly what he said because he probably didn’t include the word, “though,” and I know that in the context it’s [...]

Prayer can prevent hasty decisions

Debra Whittington “Trust in the LORD… he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

God answers those who ask in prayer

Leonard Lauriault We may miss out on God’s very great blessings because we don’t ask for them specifically. For example, I had no clue what my next article would be about (this article, in fact). My prayer was, “Lord, give me an idea, and soon.” Then I emailed a loved one who expected to hear [...]

National Day of Prayer: Reminder of spiritual roots

By Debra Whittington Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:2-3 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, [...]

Prayers should be thanks, not theatrics

By Debra Whittington “Pray without ceasing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:17 After our food was delivered to the table in the restaurant, my friend and I joined hands and said a prayer giving thanks for the food provided. We thanked the Lord for the safe trip and asked for guidance and protection for the trip home. [...]

Communication with Lord still simple

Notes from the Church Lady “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” — Jeremiah 33:3 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting your care upon him; for he careth for you.” — [...]