Category Archives: Prayers

Praise, petitions, concerns, etc.

Tyler and Cyndi Wedding

Had the privilege of marrying Tyler and Cyndi Friday, May 30, at the Lutheran Church of Prayer in Bakersfield. I had met with them for the previous eight months in preparation. Blessed day for them and everyone in attendance.   … Continue reading

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Table Talk—demons and stuff

What a great Bible discussion tonight! We had a question about demons and their interference with prayer. We looked at the primary passage about that: Ephesians 6:10-20. 6:10-17 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put … Continue reading

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Prayer for those returning to school

Heavenly Father, as the children and young adults return to school today, we pray for their protection and guidance. Use this time and new school year to open their eyes to the wonderful world You created. Grant that they not … Continue reading

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What a week!

Katie and Dustin welcomed their new son, Deegan on Friday morning. A little stay in NICU and now he seems fine. Richard Ballard had back surgery Friday morning; and was released from the hospital Saturday morning! Praise God for these … Continue reading

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Weak and Loved — special offer

This is the title of a book by Emily Cook. This summary from the back cover of the book encapsulates it well: “This story is not an attempt to answer complicated questions of human suffering.  Rather, it is a demonstration of … Continue reading

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Ascension Flash Mob?

After the post yesterday about the importance of the Ascension Festival, a few people have expressed interest in gathering informally for Ascension celebration tomorrow evening. So, if you are available, here it is: Where: Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Prayer

For mothers and those who love them… Heavenly Father, we give thanks to You for mothers everywhere. We give thanks for their love, care, concern, and compassion. We lift up to You especially those who have struggled in their roles … Continue reading

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First night on the road

First night on the road. The truck was loaded by noon, and we left Independence by 1:20. We are staying in Hays, KS about 280 miles of driving today. Hot, hot, hot!!! Salina was 108°, Hays 106° (not Heat Index, … Continue reading

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Prayers 1

Thanksgiving for Art’s successful surgery Relief and protection for those in the extreme heat areas Blessings on the AALC Youth Gathering next week in Estes Park, CO Wisdom and encouragement for the leaders of the AALC (Pastor Hays, Pastor Shields, … Continue reading

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