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God Wants Our Sad

God Wants Our Sad

I’ll bet you can remember some of the pivotal moments that taught you to fake fine to one degree or another. Maybe you grew up being told that boys don’t cry, so you stuffed your pain deep inside. Maybe you had all the right clothes and all the right friends and all the right grades,

Hannah’s Request

Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the LORD… I rejoice in Your salvation.” — 1 Samuel 2:1 When have you really wanted something? We all know what it feels like to long for something desperately, for something, such as a life-giving job, a significant other, a repaired relationship, a sense of purpose, or

Praying When Your Children Have Children

Praying When Your Children Have Children I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring, and My blessing on your descendants. — Isaiah 44:3 Back when Praying the Scriptures for Your Children was released, my mom told me she wished she’d had it as a resource when my siblings and I were growing up. I

A Prayer to Renew Our Minds

In order to move forward in something new and different, we need to renew our minds. To do that, our minds need a new connection. Repentance can feel like a heavy word. Maybe it’s a new word altogether for you. But repentance is the way God uses to change us. Let me show you what

Pray Until Something Happens: The King’s Speech

Where the word of a king is, there is power; and who may say to him, “What are you doing?” — Ecclesiastes 8:4 In the 2010 Oscar-winning film The King’s Speech, actor Colin Firth plays the part of King George VI, whose ascension to the throne of Great Britain would be accompanied by his severe

Get Out of That Pit Scripture Prayers

Each day before you begin to cry out, confess, and consent, get in the habit of echoing Christ’s approach in John 11:41b-42, where He said, Father, I thank You that You have heard me. I knew that You always hear me. Nothing causes us to lose confidence like a season in the pit. In order

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

Praying When the Unexpected Disillusions and Hope Wanes

Hope Is an Act of Defiance I don’t know where your hope is struggling. Maybe your beleaguered hope is for… A loved one to be saved A child to come home A marriage to be restored Your body to be healed Your finances to be restored Your career to be revived A home of your

When God Doesn’t Answer Our Prayers the Way We Want Him To

Editor’s Note: Laura Story’s life upended when her husband Martin was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The struggle that followed was very real and very hard, but it was in the broken fairy-tale life that Laura and Martin learned how to live with broken dreams and find the real Jesus and deep intimacy with Him.

The Good Shepherd

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs Know that the Lord is God It is He who made us, and we are His; We are His people, the sheep of His pasture — Psalm 100:2-3 Read Psalms 100–102 We come across another lament of an afflicted man in Psalm 102. Deep and

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