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Patriot’s Prayer: What We Can Do for Our Country

Patriot’s Prayer: What We Can Do for Our Country

So this day shall be to you a memorial. — Exodus 12:14 (NKJV) In honor of the veterans of the Civil War, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who had been wounded three times during that war, said the following in a Memorial Day Address in 1884: It is now the moment when by common

I’m Scared to Pray Boldly

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. — James 5:16 Sometimes I’m scared to pray boldly. It’s not at all that I don’t believe God can do anything. I absolutely do. I’m a wild-about-Jesus girl. Wild in my willingness. Wild in my obedience. Wild in my adventures with God. So my hesitation

“Even If He Doesn’t” Faith

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from The Story Devotional. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill and then prompting, “Alexa, ask devotionals to read today’s devotion.” Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do

Trusting God: The Year I Spent with My Head in the Clouds

I was performing a skit I wrote for a summer camp crowd of nearly three hundred students, ages twelve to eighteen, on a stage in a large room that resembled a log cabin nestled in the mountains of Colorado. Suddenly someone handed me an urgent message on a Post-it note asking me to call my

More Powerful Than Fear

Have you ever needed to do something but lacked the confidence or courage to do it? Go back to college? Give a presentation? Look for a new job? Move to a different city? I’ve so been there! Not just when it came to skydiving as I shared in the introduction, but also when it has

A Prayer of Trust

As you move forward embracing all the unexpected adventures God has for you, I invite you to pray the following prayer. Pray it in faith, boldly, courageously, and with a passionate love for Jesus. Pray it with a thankful heart for all He has placed inside of you and all He wants to do through

Knowing Peace Through Prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. — Philippians 4:6 I confess: I have lost way too much sleep worrying about things I ultimately couldn’t control. Even now, I have to deliberately choose to let go of my anxiety, turn my

What Is My One Word?

Editor’s Note: As 2017 comes to a close, the time has come for us to set our New Year’s resolutions and think about our goals, hopes, and wishes for the year ahead. But as authors Mike Ashcroft and Rachel Olsen remind us in this devotional, becoming the person Christ created us to be requires focus

Prayer: Stay at Home

As Christians, we often feel the ungrounded restlessness of our ontological lightness even in our prayers. We find ourselves praying for God to “do” this, or for Him to help us “do” that. Our prayers seem to originate from somewhere near the surface of our skin rather than any deep place inside. We go away

God, Have You Lost Your Mind?

God, have you lost Your senses? I’ve muttered those words. Mary has too. We know, because the gospel of Mark tells us, When His family heard… they went to take charge of Him, for they said, ‘He is out of His mind’. — Mark 3:21 God, are You crazy? There are those times when life doesn’t

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