Category: Devotionals

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Daily Meditations with Scripture for Busy Moms

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It is a matter of choice what one decides to do. Ezra’s commission did not reflect genuine faith by Artaxerxes. The following beautiful lines come from the pen of Wordsworth: With the least shade of thought to sin allied. Note: Pastor Frank is a personal friend of Joel and Kathy's. As is well known, in addition to the representations of the crib found in churches since antiquity, the custom of building cribs in the home was widely promoted from the thirteenth century, influenced undoubtedly by St.
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Setting New Boundaries: Daily Devotions for Those in

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Creach appropriately calls this psalm “a kind of microcosm of all the refuge language of the Psalter.” Moreover, in view of the prominence of the “refuge” word group in Psalm 91, this central motif is, according to Creach, “the key to proper exegesis of the poem.” Because of the centrality of the “refuge” metaphor in Psalm 91, it important to recall, in the first place, that the term “refuge” is the root metaphor for the LORD’s protective care, not only in Psalm 91 but also in the rest of the Psalter.
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The Ongoing Work of Jesus: His Mission in Our Lives

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This, in turn, exercised a considerable influence on the literary, artistic and musical expressions of Catholic piety. If later on you find saint who particularly touches you and you find yourself attracted to that saint's spirituality, courage, conversion, acts of charity, piety or other attribute(s) you may find yourself reading up on, studying and even "talking with" this saint. A light flute stop or patch on the keyboard could be used to double the melody.
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Power Through Prayer (All About Prayer)

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But this report referenced the more recent decree by Cyrus in 538 B. In times of anguish, or perhaps in repentance and brokenness over sin, you may feel led to fall on your face before God. In Los Angeles, California, a Marian procession took place annually for about the first 100 years following the founding of the city in 1781. The man questioning Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” was hoping for a boundary that would allow him to write off a group of people as undeserving of his love.
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Services for Healing and Renewal: Praying With Christ-Sophia

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Do we put more faith in politicians, doctors, or bankers than we do the Lord? As we saw yesterday, David passed on to his son a solemn charge and building materials he had collected, but that wasn't all. Paul asked the Romans to "help him in their prayers for him to God" (Rom. 15:16); if he wrote to the Thessalonians, "Pray for us," why may we not ask Mary, who is far holier and nearer to God than the Roman and Thessalonian converts, to "pray for us"?
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Invisible Heroes - Role Models for Christ

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In the first section we thank God for what he has done for us in the past. At such a time his mind is rightly directed towards the Perfect One (Tathagata). Jolene had read about rocking it back and forth to get it free. Rippon’s hymn book but also his Tune Book, edited by Thomas Walker, who for a time led the singing in Dr. The foregoing requires that the formation of priests and of the faithful give preeminence to liturgical prayer and to the liturgical year over any other form of devotion.
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Present to My Christian Friend on Entire Devotion to God

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In relation to such a decision, the faithful should be exhorted not to keep the ashes of the dead in their homes, but to bury them in the usual manner, until God shall raise up those who rest in the earth, and until the sea gives up its dead (cf. The time spent in the sanctuary constitutes the most important part of the pilgrimage and should be marked by a commitment to conversion, ratified by reception of the Sacrament of Penance; by private prayer of thanksgiving, supplication, or of intercession, in accordance with the nature of the shrine or the objectives of the pilgrimage; by celebration of the Holy Eucharist, which is the climax of the pilgrimage(417).
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Coffee Break Devotions

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A great way to get your favorite devotional delivered daily! Through her tears, she glanced through the opening only to see two angels sitting where her Savior had been. Such posthumous miracles were a popular aspect of saints' legends, as people believed that their prayers could invoke the help of their favorite holy figures from beyond the grave. Ezra chapter 8 has incredible value, and yet, many of the verses could have been left out without notice. This is the kind of love we need to look for in a mate.� This is the kind of love we need to find when pursuing a romantic relationship.� And this is the kind of love we need to offer them in return.� Because when you find true love, this kind of Godly love, then you have been truly blessed.
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The Joy of Loving God: Prayer Journal and Planner

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Before the apostle Paul ever counseled his younger colleague, Timothy, to work hard at his min­istry, he urged him to pay attention to his own personal life—to put first things first. I was and still am in one of those seasons. God doesn't want us to be miserable -- He has a perfect plan for our lives. Give me Your grace and strength to yield everything to You. Indeed, there is a very true sense in which they never for a moment tarry. What God has done in the past, as recorded on the page of Scripture; what He is doing day by clay in the world around, and in our hearts; what He has promised to do on the horizon where heaven and earth shall blend in the Second Advent; yield fit themes on which His children may beamingly talk to each other, till He goes beside and talks with them till their hearts burn.
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Poems of Jesus, Volume I

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These children, upon "leaving the nest," give no evidence of possessing any real relationship with Jesus Christ. We can be assured that "the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations" (Psalm 100:5 NIV). Today's Verse: a daily verse from the NIV, plus a thought and prayer by Phil Ware. What is the Lord saying to YOU right now, in your heart? Mary took a pound of costly ointment and poured it on Jesus.