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Divine Silence? A Prayer for God Not to Be Silent

June 7, 2018

Divine Silence? A Prayer for God Not to Be Silent Moody professor John Koessler wrote about the silence of God in a recent blog post. We tend to interpret the silence as “proof of His absence,” “a sign of disinterest” or “disengagement.” “We worry that it means that God can’t hear us or even worse that He won’t hear us.” But we’re mistaken.

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A Gracious Love: His Love Is Tender

September 10, 2015

A Gracious Love: His Love Is Tender A man named Elkanah had two wives: Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah was able to bear children, while Hannah had none. Year after year, Hannah would go with her husband to offer sacrifices, weeping, asking God for a child. God heard and answered Hannah’s prayer, and she named her son Samuel, which means “because...

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  • Devotions September 10, 2015

Hear My Cry

September 21, 2019

Hear My Cry Silence can be a powerful weapon. During conflict, we might use silence as a way of defense or retreat. This is true not only in human relationships but also in our relationship with God. The Psalms model for us ways to engage with God even in the midst of intense suffering. As David faced a trial, he begged God to listen and...

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  • Devotions September 21, 2019

God Hears My Cry

September 15, 2019

God Hears My Cry As Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem, He encountered ten lepers who begged Him for healing. Jesus answered their request, and in accordance with Mosaic Law, instructed the men to show themselves to the priest who would declare them clean. Even so, only one man returned to give praise to God and thank Jesus for His healing...

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What God Can Do

November 16, 2012

What God Can Do Skeptics sometimes ask whether it is possible for God to create a rock that cannot be moved and then move it. They are not usually interested in the answer. They are trying to demonstrate that it is unreasonable to believe in an omnipotent God. In today’s passage, which is really the closing doxology to the prayer we began...

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  • Devotions November 16, 2012

“Not My Will, But Yours Be Done”

September 22, 2018

“Not My Will, But Yours Be Done” The Gethsemane Church of All Nations, also known as the Basilica of the Agony, was built in 1924 at the traditional site of the Garden of Gethsemane. Inside the church is a rock, now enclosed by a wrought-iron crown of thorns, said to be where Christ prayed on the night before His crucifixion. The church’s...

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Devotion for Nov. 17, 2004

November 17, 2004

Devotion for Nov. 17, 2004 Devotion for Nov. 17, 2004 An annual survey by Massachusetts Institute of Technology asks Americans what invention they hate most but can’t live without. This year, the cell phone earned this dubious distinction, with the alarm clock and television as runners-up. A full 30 percent of the survey’s respondents named...

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Devotion for Nov. 02, 2004

November 2, 2004

Devotion for Nov. 02, 2004 Devotion for Nov. 02, 2004 During His ministry on earth, Jesus put a great deal of time into training twelve special disciples. He taught them, told them parables, prayed for them, and answered their many questions. He had called them from many different walks of life to follow Him as friends. Imagine, then, how...

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Devotion for February 27, 2006

February 27, 2006

Devotion for February 27, 2006 In his book entitled Reaching Out, Henri Nouwen makes the following observation about prayer: “The paradox of prayer is that it asks for a serious effort while it can only be received as a gift. We cannot plan, organize or manipulate God; but without a careful discipline, we cannot receive him either.” There...

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Designed to Question

March 7, 2017

Designed to Question Dorothy was a young girl desperately trying to get back to her home in Kansas. She began a long and arduous journey to meet the Wizard of Oz, believing he would know the answer to her problems. But when she arrived, the Wizard gave her impossible tasks to accomplish, and she was frustrated. The Wizard refused to answer...

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