A Monday Pause ~ Lord’s Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name…

The Lord’s Prayer is familiar to most of us, and it’s the focus of Mary DeMuth’s new book,
The Wall Around Your Heart: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You.

We may think we’re protecting ourselves, but are we really isolating ourselves from the community that can make us whole?

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A Monday Pause ~ On Mission

It’s Pastor Appreciation Month and today I’m praying for those who shepherd us. You can’t imagine the long hours they log each week, and a little encouragement goes a long way.

Even if you don’t have the resources for a gift, a card or handwritten note would brighten their day and strengthen their hands. And a face-to-face “Thank you for all you do for our congregation” is always appreciated!

Won’t you join me for a quick prayer for them?

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A Monday Pause ~ A Gift

Are you beginning this new week a little bored?

It seems we do the same things day after day, week after week, month after month. But even when we have the Blahs, we can still have joy.

Join me for a quick prayer, and don’t forget to leave your prayer request in the comments!

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A Monday Pause ~ Wisdom

It’s Monday. Again. Not exactly our favorite day in the earthly realm but it’s the start of a new week and new possibilities. Join me for a quick prayer. If you leave your request in the comments, I’ll add you to my journal and pray for you this week!

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A Monday Pause ~ Compassion

September is “Blog Month” at Compassion International. As a Compassion Blogger, I love posting about this wonderful ministry. I hope you’ll join me today in a prayer for those in need, and hear a little about our Compassion kids. Don’t forget: all commenters are added to my prayer journal each week. It’s an honor to pray for you!

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A Monday Pause ~ Insults

Have you ever been insulted for your faith? In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told us that we’re BLESSED when people insult us because of Him. Will you join me today as we pray for courage and grace to speak in faith?

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A Monday Pause ~ Doubt

Do you ever feel doubt creep up on you? It can be a challenge to quiet those voices, so it’s important to know God’s promises. His Word is the best weapon to boost our confidence in Christ and dismantle doubt! Won’t you join me for a quick prayer to start the week? Feel free to leave a prayer request in the comments, and I’ll add you to my prayer list this week.

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A Monday Pause ~ Grief

This is my last week of reflections from Job. It’s probably no surprise that my prayer is focused around brokenness. Would you join me today and join me in a prayer for you or someone you know who’s grieving? It’s my honor to pray for you.

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A Monday Pause ~ Kind Words

I’m continuing my series on Job. If you missed last week’s post on God’s silence in our suffering, you missed some great insights from my friends. You can check it out here: http://susanstilwell.com/2013/07/when-suffering-doesnt-make-sense-and-god-is/
If you have time, I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’m starting the week praying about our words. I’m citing several verses today. Click over and join me!

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A Monday Pause ~ Suffering

I recently finished teaching through the book of Job. It’s challenging to be sure, but I get new insights every time I study it. This week I’m pondering God’s perceived silence in our suffering. Won’t you join me for a quick prayer?

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