A Prayer for Springtime

  Lord, teach me to be wide awake to   The soft pink petals opening on the magnolia tree  Shifting weight inside my womb as baby dances and grows Broken hearts around me, even when (especially when) they’re not worn on outer sleeves When it’s time to say yes When it’s time to say no…

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A prayer for those who feel stuck…

Sometimes we hit hard patches of life. There are seasons in our journeys that seem utterly impossible. Those feelings of helplessness and uncertainty are unsettling to say the least. If you are stuck right now- unsure of how to climb out or move through or charge ahead, I am praying for you.   Dear God,…

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A Prayer for the Anxious One

Dear Lord, Be close to us, Father. I come to you right now and ask for prayer for my friend… For the one who is paralyzed with a daunting decision. For the one who desperately wants to know the future, but cannot see past the fog of tomorrow. For the one who is crippled by…

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A Prayer for the New Year

Dear Lord, As we begin a new year, we praise you. Lord, you are Creator. In you, we find new beginnings. We discover and delight and praise your good works- the sunrise that reminds us that each day from you is a gift to unfold. Freshly fallen snow that shows us a clean slate. Crisp…

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Airport Prayers

Yesterday was a day of intercession and prayer. Some of you shared your hearts with me, and some of you just came to my heart as I spent time with Jesus. I prayed for you on my morning run as the sun came up over the lake. I sat in a quiet chapel in an…

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Manna and Morsels

I had coffee with a friend, and we talked about the times of life where everything feels overwhelming and complex. We looked over at her sweet baby, napping in the booth next to us. We sipped on hot coffee in paper cups and talked about the seasons of life where we can’t see the path…

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Weekly Prayers: It Is Well

  Have you ever sang the song “It Is Well With My Soul” when your soul did not feel well?   On the days that that phrase rings true, we can say it as a declaration with peaceful truth and confidence– Yes! Amen! It IS well.   But here’s the thing… most days, inner peace…

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Weekly Prayers: In my unraveling, rest me

My favorite part of the Bible is the Psalms– the gut-wrenching honesty, the beautiful images, the hope even in the midst of the psalmist’s questions and pain. Recently I was introduced to a Puritan Prayer book, and I was inspired to write out a collection of my prayers for you here on a weekly basis….

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