Dear God, We thank you for the freedom you have given to us. We remember today the cost of it all. The great sacrifice for freedom.
Lord, be in the big moments, the little moments, the in-between and uncertain moments.
"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
True love doesn't happen when stars align, sparks dim and butterflies fly. Love happens when we sacrifice, knowing we'll get nothing in return.
You are never too small for God to use, but you can be too big.
A message of hope for moms, for those who still wait to be moms, and for the many dear women who nurture and lead...
We ask that you would appoint strong, faithful men and women to serve this nation and our people. We pray for your great healing on America.
When it comes to loving others, that’s the call on our lives.
Even when we don’t feel God, he is still right there.
Dear God, We thank you that no situation is too far out of your control to provide. For you are Jehovah-Jireh, the God who provides.
Everything visible and physical is controlled or derived from that which is invisible and spiritual.
Faith is trusting in things that we cannot see. But there is plenty that is evident in Creation to build faith as well!
Rejoice even while passing through the furnace. Make the wilderness blossom like the rose!
God’s greatest desire is to set us free.
God is for you. He is there with you. And He will never leave you.
Lord, I confess that sometimes I doubt. Sometimes I’m not sure if my prayers are really effective or if you hear me.
Father in Heaven, Help me! I am so weary and worn down by this day...
God wired us with emotions and I am learning to allow them to accompany me on the road of life instead of pretending they don’t exist or really matter.
I certainly don't want to think I am religious, only to deceive my own heart. For God says this kind of religion is worthless.
Dear God, We confess our need for you today. We need your healing and your grace. We need hope restored.
We want to move on, but Jesus invites us to move in.
We have so much to praise God for, there's great power in giving honor to Him.
You may not always understand or even like God's process, but you can always trust His heart of love for you.
Lord Jesus, Please lead me. Take the wheel. Take the whole car!
If you're standing at the edge today looking at cloudy waters below, turn your head. Your Heavenly Father is right beside you.
In 433 A.D., history tells us that St. Patrick was praying for God’s divine protection in his work and ministry while facing powerful enemies. The prayer he wrote is still recited today.
Use this prayer as an outline for your own prayer to God for the end of each day, and let him fill you with his peace and love.
Dear God, Why is it so hard for me to believe that spring is coming?
Our kids will learn most about what it means to be a Christ-follower from watching our example.
When we allow negative thinking to take up residence in our minds, our thoughts will become an obstacle to our obedience.
If my dream does not come true, if I never receive what I’ve knocked on heaven’s door for year after year, does that mean God is not faithful?
The greatest joy that I know in this life is serving the Lord.
You can be obedient and make progress each day of your life, a little at a time. And God will help you as you seek Him.
Lord, I am just so lonely. My heart longs for friendships, for even one good friend nearby.
Dear Lord, we cannot see you but we trust that you are there.
Battle weary friend, we do not need to be overcome by the strife and the difficulties that surround you.
I read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, but not without stumbling.
Prayer should be our first response … not our last resort, and it should be as natural as breathing.
I challenge you to take this prayer, mold it to fit your own life, and see how it changes your perspective.
In whatever troubles we face today, God is the place of refuge we can run to, He is our safe place.
We may forget at times but one thing is true - this world is a battlefield.
I had secretly thought that if I accomplished enough I’d be accepted and worthy.
Give me a measure of your strength so that I might not give into discouragement, deception and doubt!
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2:42).
I thought the changes we made in our home would be hard for my kids. I thought there might be resistance. It turns out my children were just waiting for their leaders to show them the world.
This five-word prayer has changed me.
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
God wants you to be free.
My heart is broken but You are near. My spirit is crushed, but You are my rescuer.
To God be glory and honor, in this New Year, and forever.
For He is Immanuel… God with us. Always with us.
If this were a world of light, it would be easy to see the truth about Jesus.
God desires for us to honor Him by spending the expensive currency of our time, even in the busyness of the season.
In this season of giving gifts, and the hustle and bustle the holidays often bring, it can be all too easy to overlook the greatest gift of all.
If you are consumed by grief this Christmas, you are not alone. Can we just take a moment to pray?
Thank You for the hard times. I might not have said that then, but I see now how faithful You were (and are) to meet my needs.
Don’t worry about all these things that seem important in your younger years. Just focus on God.
Jesus didn’t rule like King David with an earthly palace or majestic throne or royal robes conquering enemy nations through a mighty army. Instead, Jesus came in poverty and humility, to reveal a heavenly kingdom and to conquer the curse of sin through his own death.
Missionaries in foreign countries prepare by learning a new language, finding out about that country’s culture, and researching the physical needs of the area. You can do the same thing wherever you are.
Instead of hiding our grief and attempting to walk through it numbly, we serve a God who wants us to break down to Him.
In a world that seeks to crowd Jesus out, where busyness abounds, and hearts are stirred to focus on other things, it can be hard sometimes to choose to keep Him first.
Enoch was whisked away, spared the pain of death and transported immediately to God’s side, all because of one simple thing.
We're so grateful you for your amazing love and care, for your mercy and grace, for always working on our behalf, even behind the scenes when we're unaware.
Sometimes it really is a sacrifice to offer praise and thanks. We’re struggling. We're weary. He changes our hearts. His power, through hearts of gratitude and focused minds on Him, releases the grip our struggles have over us.
Heaven had always seemed far off in time and space. It was a sure thing but a someday thing, so distant from the busy days of our life raising kids and paying bills. And then it wasn’t.
Don't be afraid, God is fighting for you!
A prayer for Veteran's Day, for all the men and women who serve to protect our freedoms.
Let’s face it. Whether we’re rebelling outwardly or inwardly, we are all prodigals.
God longs for us to be united with Him in thought and deed.
Lord, thank you so much for the rich harvests in my life. Thank you for the blessings of safety, peace, joy, beauty, work, and play that surround my life.
God, who would spare a guilty man from excessive whipping so he would not be humiliated in front of his brother, did not spare Jesus from degradation.
Maybe your current job is a bit of a nightmare. But, what if God has positioned you there for a reason - as part of a better plan?
Nothing is too hard for the Lord.
I’m learning not to run away from my stress. I am also learning not to run to a bag of chocolate! Instead, I’m learning to run to God — to His Word.
God offers healing and freedom to everyone.
Any time you take a chance, you can fail. But it’s better to try than to never have anything happen in your life.
However difficult and painful your road, it is marked by the footsteps of your Savior.
If you've ever felt trapped, imprisoned, or helplessly caught by life, then you share the emotions of David.
Where the light comes, the darkness must vanish.
It is that sentence “I will give you every place where you set your foot,” that stops me in my tracks every time.
What step of faith is God asking you to take today?
We live in a filtered world.
If you’re in a waiting place, know you are not alone. God is right there with you.
One of the best investments we can make is taking time to strengthen the foundation of our prayer lives.
The answer to anxieties is to go to God as soon as you sense a worry.
Return. You’ll find that one “re” verb over 400 times in the Bible.
I live in this book, with this book, and by this book. Like our verse in Hebrews says, God’s word to me is “alive and active.”
"Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge” (Psalm 19:2).
Raising a child with a temper is a good look into the depth of God’s patience.
Often, the greatest blessings come after the greatest times of testing.
Jesus died for us to find our purpose.
When solutions seem senseless, look to Him.
Can you trust this God upon whom you have piled your questions?
God has not taken His hands off the wheel of your life. From start to finish, everything has followed God’s plan for you.
Throughout Scripture we are instructed to choose our friends wisely, because with godly friends comes godly wisdom — just when we need it most.
Is life disappointing you today? Cry out to God in prayer.
Have you ever been going strong for days, weeks, even months, until one day you realize you're not?
The burden of healing doesn’t lie in saying just the right words. That should free us all up to pray a little more boldly for God to heal.
Where is the sting of death for the believer? It is ripped out, because at the cross, Jesus took the stinger out of death.
Give us the strength to overcome cruelty with grace, and hatred with love.
The motivation for the righteous is appreciation for God’s grace.
God will not allow any circumstance, or any person, to hold us back from His blessing, favor, and purpose for our lives.
I think my problem with stuckness has a lot to do with communication.
Jesus accomplished some of His greatest work through a group of men who were completely unqualified for their calling. I promise, He can, and will, do the same through you.
We are worthy because He deems us worthy.
Dear God, We are needy of you. We’re aware, more than ever, of our own weaknesses, and of the struggle with dark forces that try hard to divide us and gain more ground.
Rest is so important to God that he put it in the Ten Commandments. He wants you to take a day off every week.
We thank You for the men who are leading according to Your statutes and the ones that are laying their lives down for Your purposes.
To pursue pleasure sensibly, we need to include God. We need to be grounded in God's life instructions.
During the days we can't see past our busyness, we can have faith those extra minutes are there.
The flow of life is a mystery to everyone but God.
The world says that you are nothing, so compete. The Bible teaches that you are something, so be submissive.
Respect from a wife encourages a man and gives him confidence.
I am so hopeful for my eternity with you, Lord, where there will be NO more stress!
Nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Nothing is too big for God!
When I awake in the morning, may it be with a joyful smile, not a grumpy spirit.