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Unanswered Prayer: Finding God’s Prayer Answer Poem by Francis Scott Key

By Karen Barber | February 27, 2017

Unanswered prayer when problems don’t go away?  A surprising solution to unanswered prayer is found in the poem “Efficacy of Prayer” written by Francis Scott Key, who is famous for having written the US National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner.” The word efficacy means effectiveness or the ability to produce results.  By entitling this poem…

How much do you need a prayer chapel?

By Karen Barber | February 21, 2017

You may not know it, but you really need a prayer chapel.  When was the last time you found a place where just stepping inside for a moment calmed you and centered you and helped you feel that God was there? A few years back our church completed a building renovation that included the creation…

Christmas Depression Prayer: When Life Isn’t Easy and Christmas Isn’t the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By David Shelton | December 26, 2016

Christmas depression?  But “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” familiar Christmas lyrics to a song made famous by Andy Williams, and written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle.   It’s a bouncy song that evokes the feelings of a happy holiday season.  I’m guessing if you’re here on this website reading this…

Praying about Tragedy? How do you do it?

By Karen Barber | December 15, 2016

Are you praying about tragedy?  Have you ever been asked to pray about a tragic situation that makes you feel incredibly sad and helpless?     “Please pray for a friend whose son just died of a drug overdose,” a member of our adult Sunday school class said this week during prayer request time.  As he told…

Drug Overdose Prayer for Victims and Families

By Karen Barber | December 13, 2016

This drug overdose prayer for victims of heroine overdose can be used a memorial or funeral services or by grieving family members and friends when a loved one dies of a drug overdose. Drug Overdose Prayer for Victims and Families Dear God of All, We come to you grieving with broken hearts over our loved…

Election Loss Prayer

By Karen Barber | November 18, 2016

  After the election loss of a candidate or cause that we have supported, we can turn to God in prayer for perspective, comfort and guidance.  Here is an election loss prayer that you can use to tell God about your thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears. Election Loss Prayer Dear Ruler of the Universe, I…