Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Dear Readers, A little more than a year ago, when my youngest son was looking for an apartment to rent in Vermont, I closed my computer and prayed a desperate prayer: “Lord, I’ve done all I know how to do. I need you to show us the place you have for him.” Our son was...
Prayer Meeting

Prayer Meeting

I sit at the round, steel table in the church café. I don’t much like the décor. It’s trying too hard to be modern, to be relevant, like so many sacred places do these days. You notice me, unlike most passers-by. At fifty you begin to fade, you’ll find, become...
The Mystery of Prayer

The Mystery of Prayer

I believe in prayer.  I say often that “the work of God is done on our knees—then we go find out what happened.”  Yet to me prayer remains such a mystery. How in the world could the most high God who created it all invite me to talk with him, to make requests,...
Disappointment and Prayer

Disappointment and Prayer

What unrelenting, surprising, or confusing situation in your life has caused you to question God? Perhaps your body is betraying you, and you and your doctors have done everything possible. You’ve prayed, cried, confessed, and bargained. Still, you suffer. Is God even...
A Legacy of Prayer

A Legacy of Prayer

I’m the daughter of a praying mother, a woman who always keeps a prayer list by her bedside. As a child, I often snuck into her room to see what she was praying for me. “Attitude change? Patience?” I would read, bristling, not at the suggestion that I had a bad...

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