Daily Archives: September 7, 2013

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Thought for the Lord’s Day

Do you worship because of what you see or what you don’t see?   This may be the most important question that can be asked about worship.    If you worship primarily because of what you see, your worship is much like that of the world around you. It is not distinctive nor is it holy worship.   If you worship because of what you don’t see you are aligned with the type of worship the Bible describes.    Much of the anxiety we face in this world is because our worship is too connected to our   perceived well being in the world that is seen. God says our focus must be on what cannot be seen.    Meditate […]

The sweet promise of the gospel: A President’s prayer for guidance

This prayer by George Washington is one to pray for yourself and to teach to your children.    “O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul….   Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the gospel; give me repentance […]

God, Prayer, and War

This prayer was made in 1944 by the sitting President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt.  While the prayer lacks some elements of what most of us would consider a fully biblically balanced prayer should be, it is nonetheless, by today’s standards, outrageously politically incorrect. This prayer provides a great topic for discussion for your family and for your church.   Take a few minutes to read this prayer.  Notice FDR does not speak of many Gods or many faiths or many religions.  He closes with asking that the will of Almighty God be done. Today, we seek protection from a moment of silence offered to a god of our own choosing,    In 1944, the American people welcomed this […]