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A Prayer about Why We’re Compelled to Love Jesus

     But he [Jesus] has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will […]

A Prayer for Renewing Our Bridal Affection for Jesus

     I hope you will put up with me in a little foolishness. Yes, please put up with me! I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just […]

A Prayer of Glad Affirmation: Why We Love Jesus

     But he [Jesus] has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will […]

A Prayer About Not Being Idle About Idols

Dear children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:21        Dear Father, in Rome I saw a vast array of gods that filled the temples and lifestyle of that ancient city. In London, I wandered from station to station in a huge Hindu temple as worshippers offered prayers to deities that looked so odd to […]

A Prayer About Not Being Idle About Idols

Dear children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:21        Gracious Father, this final admonition in John’s first epistle lands on my heart with power. Idolatry is everywhere because there’s no such thing as a non-worshipper. Worship is the most defining category in the whole of life. Whoever or whatever reigns in our heart determines […]