Joyful Prayer in the Midst of Trouble

“I will sing of the LORD’s unfailing love forever! 
Young and old will hear of your faithfulness. 
Your unfailing love will last forever. 
Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens”
(Psalm 89:1-2).

In the midst of his anguish, the psalmist (Ethan) begins his prayer with praise and worship. He recounts God’s majesty, power, mercy, faithfulness, and covenant that David’s descendants would reign as kings forever. Jesus is a descendant of David.

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Prayerfully Pausing … A Marvelous Moment

There are times when the words don’t come. Days when I’m so distraught, that words can’t describe the depth of my pain. Nights when I’m too exhausted to pray. Hours when I’m not sure what to pray. Minutes when I realize that the compromise soured. Friend, have you been there? What if the perplexing moments, the seconds that cause us to pause, are the touchpoints that God uses to lead us to joy?

The art is in the pause … the prayerful pause.

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A Prayer for Afghanistan & America

A nation in trouble. Afghanistan. America.

Threatened by evil. Held hostage. Promised peace if …

King Hezekiah was threatened by evil. After he learned that giving King Sennacherib gold and silver didn’t work, Hezekiah took the threat to God.

America’s and Afghanistan’s Christians need to take this Taliban threat to God, spreading out the blunders we’ve made, and the evil threats to Christians, Americans, Afghanistan citizens, women, and children, and ask God to save.

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A Sisterly Faith That Serves

The women of Calvary Chapel Beaumont studied the book of James this summer. Today was our last teaching. The worship was awesome. God chose just the right songs for today, and the Holy Spirit was heavy in the sanctuary. Thank you, Worship Team.

If you only want the teaching, scroll to 20 minutes and about 26 seconds.

We refocused from the earthly to the heavenly.

We considered how to have a sisterly faith that serves.

I pray that you will be blessed.

After you watch the teaching, return to this post and let me know how I can pray for you.

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