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3 Powerful Prayers

09/06/2017

by Larry Mulder I’m in my 74th year and until a couple of weeks ago I’ve been pretty much of a failure at prayer. Then I came upon a wafer thin book by Ann Lamott entitled, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.  Ann writes that there are three simple, yet powerful prayers we can […]

Pray For Your President

01/17/2017

When my calendar announced that February 16 is Presidents’ Day, I asked myself: How can I use this designated American holiday on Wisdom of the Wounded, a caregiving program? Swiftly, the answer came: I should do a program on caring for our President!

How can we care for our President? Again, the answer came quickly, we can pray.

Have A Silent Night

11/24/2015

by:  Ginger Jurries Dr. David Jeremiah suggests a radical idea for enhancing your Advent devotional time: “In planning for Christmas this year, schedule a ‘silent night’ into your calendar: Repeat Samuel’s prayer:  ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening’ or David’s prayer: ‘Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.’ (1 […]

“I’ll Pray For You”

02/25/2016

Do you ever sincerely tell someone, “I’ll pray for you,” and then forget to pray? I often do just that: I say, “I will pray for you,” or “You will be in my prayers,” and then I get busy with my own agenda. So I have devised some ways to remind myself to pray, and […]

Lament For Parents Of Children With Handicaps

08/28/2015

Oh, my Lord, what now? How can we take care of her? Of him? What of the other children? Of us? My tears are like rain, soaking me. My grief is like acid, eating me. Why did it happen to her, to him? to us? How will we help her? Help him? How can we pay […]

Keep Praying

12/29/2014

We sometimes need a reminder to keep praying for those who need us. I’m a big believer that God nudges us to care for others when we least expect it.  Here are three “nudges” that I experienced recently that helped me to focus on the power of prayer from our mothers and grandmothers. Nudge #1: […]

“They Were Praying!”

02/27/2016

Do you ever check in with someone after a prayer request? Here’s a story from my own personal experience that reminded me how important it is to stay in touch with those for whom you are praying. Do you On a Sunday evening, I told Linda and Walter that I was really concerned about the […]