Our Prayers from their Wings


Even the hawks know, as they launch our prayers from their wings,

rivers run deep, in the lowest valleys,

running faster, and more beautiful

than ever before. And still waters

run a deeper quiet, bringing us

closer, awakening our spirits

to seek the river, and a hawk

to lift our prayers

from the earth to the sky.


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In the January Wind


Pine trees never break in the January wind, instead bending

in their quiet resistance, and yet yielding

creating a stronger hope, they still hold on

to our prayers

even in the fury and wildness

of the January wind.


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Our Refuge and Strength


“God is our refuge, and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Psalm 46:1


Is there any wonder why so many people have been encouraged by the Psalms? Is there any wonder why so many people have faith in the God of heaven and earth?


And the term here, “a very present help” means He not only knows everything, but He is the God of now, meaning He is right here, with us at this moment!! 


Lord God Almighty, You know everything we go through, and we ask You continue to be with us! Amen.


Note originally posted on my other website:


Walking Through Psalms. You can find it here: 


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quote from the KJV Bible







Lord God, I realize Democrats are not without their own sins,

but thank you for the results

in Alabama.

Maybe now,

perhaps – we can begin

to heal

returning our rhetoric squarely

to the realm of sanity,

and respect.



Note: Yes I am on a break, but this has been on my mind for the past several days.

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A Prayer for the Oppressed


During this thanksgiving season Lord God, we lift up

to you all those oppressed in our world,

the victims of war, refugees,

all those who mourn, grieving

deeply in their spirits,

those with little or no food

to eat, those that are sick

and lacking medical care,

please work in these areas,

in physical and in tangible ways,

as in the days of old.

Pull us through the darkness,

and out into the light.

Help us Lord God to be lights too

of encouragement,

with whatever hope we can offer.

We know You can do this

Lord God, and so we humbly ask.



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