Devotion for March 10, 2021

“My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let ­every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.” (Psalm 145:21) With the words “hallowed be your name,” Jesus introduces the first petition, or request, of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9). The first half of this

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Devotion for March 9, 2021

“You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” (John 14:14) Maybe you have heard the expression “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” This describes an unfair situation when you’re applying for a job, but when we’re talking about

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Devotion for March 8, 2021

“He replied, ‘You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?’ In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.” (Job 2:10) If you could ask God one question and be guaranteed an answer, what would you ask?

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Devotion for March 7, 2021

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love … A broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” (Psalm 51:1, 17) What is your posture for praying? Do you close your eyes? Do you fold your hands? Do you get down on your

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Devotion for March 6, 2021

“I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” (John 17:4) Over half of those who enter the ministry quit within ten years because of stress and discouragement. How can you avoid that? By following Christ’s example. How did Jesus

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Devotion for March 5, 2021

“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” (Mark 11:25) When someone hurts us, our natural response is to either hurt them back or hope they will suffer for what they

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Devotion for March 4, 2021

“Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered, …” (Psalms 35:13) Misdirected prayers. Some people turn the blessing at mealtime into a public airing of their frustrations. Others bounce their prayers off of God,

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Devotion for March 3, 2021

“If you then … know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13) I love giving good gifts to my grandchildren. If they constantly nagged me for things,

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Devotion for March 2, 2021

“When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.” (Matthew 6:6) Do you ever go into your garage, close the door, and pray? I’m not opposed to praying in my garage, but it’s not usually the first place

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Devotion for March 1, 2021

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10) In the summer of 1986, two ships collided in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. Hundreds of passengers died after being hurled into the icy water below. News of the

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