Afraid to Pray with Others?

A few summers ago at a writers’ retreat, our group of 11 gathered to pray. Each attendee prayed for the woman to her right. As my turn grew closer, my angst grew greater. What should I pray? I anxiously wondered. Another time when our church small group leader asked for somebody to close in prayer, IContinue reading “Afraid to Pray with Others?”

Pray for Your Children

Devout souls delight to reflect upon those mercies that they have obtained in answer to prayer, for they can see God’s special love in them. When we can name our blessings Samuel—that is, “asked of God”—they will be as dear to us as this child was to Hannah. Peninnah had many children, but they cameContinue reading “Pray for Your Children”