Prayer for July 13, 2020

Prayer for July 13, 2020: Please pray with me.  God of creation, you use soil to grow your kingdom.  You use the soil of the earth to feed people.  You use the soil of our hearts to serve.  Cultivate us so that we can bear good fruit.  Take the...
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Prayer for July 10, 2020

Prayer for July 10, 2020: Please pray with me.  God of losers, thank you.  Thank you for not being the god of winners, the powerful, the mighty, the strong.  You are the unexpected God.  A God who shows us not in royal robes, but in simple cloth.  You pitch...
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The God of losers

That’s who we worship – a God of losers. We don’t worship the God of winners, success, wealth, fame, might, etc. We worship a God who is constantly on the side of the losers, the weak, the outcast, the poor, the homeless, the unknown, the lost. We worship a...
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Prayer for July 9, 2020

Prayer for July 9, 2020: Please pray with me.  God above all gods, soften our hearts.  It may be strange to mention gods.  We like to believe that the idea of gods is outdated.  Yet, how many idols do we face each day?  How many idols and false gods...
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Political Idolatry Test

You may like this.  You may hate it.  My question is this – why? Here’s a simple test to see if politics (partisanship actually) is your idol.  An idol is something that a person worships, that acts like a god of some sort.  An idol is the thing we...
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Prayer for July 8, 2020

Prayer for July 8, 2020: Please pray with me.  God of faith, you empower us with the faith you give us.  Yet, I wonder if we fully grasp this.  Do we expect that faith is limited and has limitations?  Do we buy into the notion that society sells us...
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Why martyrs ultimately win

The subject of martyrs may be surprising.  But martyrs have been around a long time.  Martyrs are those that are willing to die for a cause.  Often we associate martyrs with religious faith.  Stephen is considered the first Christian martyr – a man who died for his faith in...
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Why should we expect anything different?

I’ve been watching.  I watch what people post on social media.  I’ve learned over the years to mostly just scroll past it – especially when it’s something I don’t like.  Engaging in social media “debate” is almost 100% pointless. I see the posts about a variety of things.  There’s...
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Prayer for July 7, 2020

Prayer for July 7, 2020: Please pray with me.  God who breaks into the world, you offer a vision of what can be.  Yet, for some strange reason we too often reject it.  We claim that it’s not real or a dream.  We claim that “real” life doesn’t work...
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