Author Archives: Eugene Peterson

Why do we sometimes avoid prayer? Why do we sometimes think of it as a last resort? Prayer is our connection to God. It is how we hear His voice, receive His direction, and follow His will. It’s how we grow and change into the person God created us to be!

Pray to God

Pray to God

  SINGLENESS OF FOCUS God, the one and only — I’ll wait as long as he says. — Psalm 62:1, The Message God is not one among many. When we pray we are not covering our bases. Prayer is not a way of checking out a last resort of potential help. We understandably want to

Jesus, Born a Servant

  Editor’s note: As we celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas, enjoy these two short but powerful devotions on the beauty of the Incarnation from Eugene Peterson, beloved pastor and translator of the Message Bible. The 365-day devotional God’s Message for Each Day gathers Peterson’s best-loved, most powerful writing into a daily invitation to

Prayer in Our Story

Prayer in Our Story

  Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in His presence. — Colossians 1:22, The Message Everyone’s life is [filled with] conflict and failure and fear, love and betrayal, loss and salvation. Every day is a story, a morning beginning and evening ending that are boundaries for

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