Prayer’s Focus

From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “Jesus teaches what to focus on in our prayers and encourages us to approach God with a humble heart.”

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Praying with humble heart

Focusing on God

His name, kingdom, and will

Comforting, His rod


Lauding His Holiness

Kneeling at Lord’s feet

“Hallowed be your name” rings

Praying on His beat


Praying in reverence

Submitting to God

“Your kingdom come” proclaims

Lifting sin’s facade


Knowing God’s way is best

Trusting faithfulness

“Your will be done” shares grace

Praying, God shall bless

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From Matthew 6:9-10:  “Pray then in this way:  Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come.  Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Be specific in your prayer life.

From Psalm 32:6:  “Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.”

Moments with God (Elfchen Series #92)

Thundering Voice


Holy Word

Amplifying His love

Hope, grace, and peace


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Revealing Cosmos


In darkness

God reveals promises

Each heavenly, shining star


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Receiving Joy


Blessings awake

Landscape of grace

Responding to Creator’s peace


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Saint Francis de Sales Quote

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Half an hour of listening is essential except when one is very busy.  Then, a full hour is needed.

From Isaiah 41:1:  “Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.”

From 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18:  “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

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Seeking God

Focusing on Him

Grasping His Holy text


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Righteous faith

Praising Lord Jesus

Growing knowledge of Him


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Spirit’s interaction

Divine grace transcends

Love touches each heart


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Refocusing Lens

From Philippians 4:5-6:  “ Let your gentleness be known to everyone.  The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

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Like Apostle Paul

Facing dark trials

Acts of injustice

Covering each mile


Never complaining

Rejoicing with joy

Each of life’s moments

Shirking evil’s ploy


Eyes fixed on Jesus

Refocusing lens

Worry set aside

Walking with our friend


Troubles fall away

Accepting Christ’s Word

Life’s highway brightens

Seeing hope, unblurred


Hearts and minds open

Learning more each day

Jesus strengthens us

Kneeling now, let’s pray


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From Philippians 4:13:  “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

With Father (Elfchen Series #83)



Daily prayers

Searching for answers

Responding in His time


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Life’s pitfalls

Swirling, stormy seas

Anchored by His Word


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Precious day

Heavens open up

Come, walk with me


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Charles Stanley Quote

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Life Paul in prison, we may go through very difficult times, but if our focus is on God, we will be content and even joyful.

From Philippians 4:5-6:  “Let your gentleness be known to everyone.  The Lord is near.  Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

Searching for Father

From Amos 5:4:  “For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel:  Seek Me and live.”

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Searching for Father

Walking stark valleys

Running through darkness

Checking back alleys


Seeking divine Lord

Wandering each day

Sinking, lost again

Retreating to pray


Finding Calvary

Kneeling at sin’s cross

Seeing scarlet stains

Witnessing God’s loss


Feeling Christ’s Spirit

Scanning empty tomb

Understanding now

Reaching Father’s room


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From Amos 5:14:  “Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said.”