10.20.17 Prayer Prompt: Hard Times

PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is the first time I’ve done a Prayer Prompt series and yesterday, we spent time looking at the first part of Romans 12:12, “rejoice in hope.”  Today, we are focused on “be patient in tribulation.”  And tomorrow, we’ll review the last part of the verse, “constant in prayer.”  As much as this verse spoke to me, I admit – I only … Continue reading 10.20.17 Prayer Prompt: Hard Times

10.19.17 Prayer Prompt: Expectation

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Our key verse for today is Romans 12:12 says, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”  The verse is such a perfect summation of what we need to do as we walk with Christ.  Let’s start with hope and do a little verse-mapping.  Hope, of course, is a feeling of expectation and desire.   Romans 15:13 says, “May the … Continue reading 10.19.17 Prayer Prompt: Expectation

10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

PRAYER PROMPT ••• There’s a very powerful image that comes when you think of crossroads.  Which path will you choose?  Robert Frost dedicated an entire poem about the choice between two paths (“The Road Not Taken”).  And (spoiler alert!), at the end of one of my favorite movies, “Castaway,” Tom Hanks stands at a crossroads: a place where he must make a choice in which … Continue reading 10.6.17 Prayer Prompt: At the Crossroads

8.27.17 Prayer Prompt: The Danger of a Bitter Heart

 PRAYER PROMPT ••• One of my favorite stories is “The Phantom of the Opera.”  Spoiler Alert: I think Christine should have chosen The Phantom, rather than Raoul.  But that’s my sentimental heart, wishing our heroine had picked the one who needed to be rescued from a lifetime of hurt.  The Phantom is a perfect illustration of a bitter heart and how it can destroy us.  … Continue reading 8.27.17 Prayer Prompt: The Danger of a Bitter Heart

8.25.17 Prayer Prompt: There’s Change, Then There’s Jesus

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, my son came over to visit me.  He’s just returned from a trip to Brooklyn and I haven’t seen him in over a week.  As he sat on the couch and showed me pictures from his vacation, he leaned his head on my shoulder.  No small feat since I’m 5’4 and he’s over 6’…  But he was sprawled across the … Continue reading 8.25.17 Prayer Prompt: There’s Change, Then There’s Jesus

8.11.17 Prayer Prompt: YOLO

PRAYER PROMPT ••• Is YOLO still a thing??  I’m not always up to date on what’s trendy, so I’m not sure.  I haven’t heard the shortened phrase for “You only live once,” in a while but it came to mind when I was reading the Bible this morning.  Trendy phrase or not – it’s an attitude I know is prevalent in our society.  So let’s … Continue reading 8.11.17 Prayer Prompt: YOLO

7.30.17 Prayer Prompt: Grow in Faith

PRAYER PROMPT ••• If you’re even vaguely familiar with the Bible, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “faith of a mustard seed.”  The phrase is almost synonymous with “move a mountain,” but that’s not the only mustard seed comparison Jesus made.  In Matthew 13:31-32, He shared about the planting and growth of a mustard seed.  Why a mustard seed?  When Jesus told this parable, He used … Continue reading 7.30.17 Prayer Prompt: Grow in Faith