Posts by David Shelton

Finding Peace in Life’s Storms

When the storms of life overwhelm you and you desperately need peace, come with author David Shelton on a figurative prayer journey toward Jesus who is present even in the middle of your storm. Finding Peace A storm does not quite define the situations that we face in life.  The storms of life are more…

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Praying During Your Darkest Hours

Time and time again we face these dark nights of the soul not knowing what to do or say because it seems that God is silent or is absent.  The same God who said “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6, HCSB) seems to have left the room…and you and I sit…

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Praying for a Future Spouse after Divorce

When praying about the person that you will someday marry, don’t be afraid to ask God for specific traits or characteristics that you are looking for in a spouse.  My wife Kelly and I prayed for each other long before we met.  We prayed for each other in specific detail.  Kelly prayed for a spouse…

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Praying the Forgiveness of the Cross

When doubting whether or not you are forgiven, turn your attention to the cross of Jesus. How to do this prayer practice: 1.  Allow yourself to focus your meditation on the price Christ paid on the cross so you could personally be forgiven. A beaten-beyond-recognition Christ hung on the cross. Beard ripped out, crown of…

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Talking to God When Enduring Grief

  When we are grieving, prayer can be difficult.  Here are some ways to develop healing honesty with God as you journey through grief. How to do this prayer practice. I don’t know the level of grief you are experiencing.  I don’t know the depths to which you have fallen.  I do know what the…

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Praying When You Receive a “No” Answer from God

It is not unusual for God to answer “no” concerning one of our prayer requests.  Here are ways to continue in an honest, positive and productive prayer conversation with God after a “no” answer. How to do this prayer practice: 1. Be aware that sometimes the answer is “no.” I asked God time and time…

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Praying through Divorce

When recovering from divorce we often struggle not so much to believe in God, but rather to believe that He is there with us and loves us despite our feelings of being broken.  The following is a way to pray that helps us to eventually be able to ask for “Where are you God?” moments…

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Smart Phone Prayer List

Create a Smart Phone Prayer List by using the “Notes” app like on an iPhone to help you  remember to pray for people who request prayer. How to do this prayer practice: 1.  Unleash the prayer potential of your electronic leash. Have you ever told someone you’d pray for them but then forgotten to pray…

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