As parents, we pray diligently for our children—at least until they’re born. We then spend much of the rest of their lives praying for ourselves: “Lord, deliver us from this evil.” I think the prayers of today’s parents may go something like this:
Dear Lord, I ask you to keep my child away from all evil, especially tattoos. I didn’t bring this child into the world to be someone’s Etch A Sketch. I didn’t buy shin guards and bicycle helmets or lather on sunscreen three times a day to protect their body so they could one day become walking art. And God, if they do get tattoos, please don’t let them choose one of those Chinese characters that can be read two different ways, like “love” or “idiot” depending on which way you look at it. Continue reading
**This article was previously posted by Dr. Randy White HERE and is used by permission.
Writing against a prayer gathering is about as safe as preaching against motherhood and apple pie. Nonetheless, I’ll venture where angels may fear to tread. Continue reading
“In the morning, O Lord, you will hear my voice; in the morning I will order my prayer to you and eagerly watch.” (Psalm 5:3 – NASB)
“O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.” (Psalm 5:3 – ESV)
“Lord, in the morning you will hear me; in the morning I will present my case to you and then wait expectantly for an answer.” (Psalm 5:3 – NET Bible)
I see 4 keys to prayer in this simple verse.