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The Prayer Of Prayer And Prayer

- ... How can it stand strong and without obstacles if the staff is not in constant communication with the boss. It cannot. At some point people are going to question why they are doing what they are doing, who’s running the show and even try to take charge themselves, to run things. David Cho writes; “It takes discipline and effort to live your life at the doorpost of the Lord.” In order to realize that the true power of pray, it takes discipline, an on purpose structured order of prayer. Whether a person prays in the morning or choses to pray in the evening before bed, it is a structured time allotted to spend with God; on purpose....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, Religion, Holy Spirit]

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Prayer Is A Prayer Of Prayer

- Prayer Prayer is another extremely important discipline for believers to practice. When explaining prayer one must first understand what prayer is. An anonymous author in an article known as the Quiver wrote the following statement about what prayer is: “Prayer is the application of want to Him who alone can relieve it. Prayer is the voice of a sinner to Him alone can pardon sin. Prayer is poverty pleading, humility worshipping, penitence confessing, and truth trusting. Prayer is no eloquence, but earnestness....   [tags: Old Testament, New Testament, Prayer, Spirituality]

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Prayer Through A Prayer Of Paul

- ... The fifth chapter deals with the aspects of Paul’s prayer that arises from his passion for the Thessalonian church. He longs to be with them and has a genuine affection for them, not desires that are meant to fulfill him. Out of this, his prayers contain key aspects: he is thankful for them, he prays that he will be able to strengthen them, he prays for an overflow of love among them, and that they may have the strength to be found holy at the end. In the sixth chapter, we are encouraged to engage in a more challenging prayer life modeled after his prayer for the Colossians....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, Meditation]

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Prayer : The Mystery Of Prayer

- Murray states, “We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring its power down to earth”. The importance of prayer in the Christian faith is doubtless, this does not ensure the clarity with which it can be explained. Nevertheless, prayer can be expressed as both a highly unique individual experience, and a collective community expression; prayer is central to the Spirituality & Discipleship module. Prayer does not merely resonate within the module, but is a theme that runs through the centre of each tradition....   [tags: Spirituality, Prayer, Religion, Shema Yisrael]

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Prayer Journal

- After praying for a lengthy time, I began to feel revived and refreshed. The Lord had removed the burden from my heart and replaced it with a heart of peace. I walked over to my bed, and realized immediately, that I had not even made my bed this morning. I got everything cleaned up and put in order in my cabin. As I was finishing my cleaning, I heard a knock at the door. Up to this point, my door had been locked from the outside. I had no control over the lock, and now someone was knocking on the door waiting for me to give them an entrance....   [tags: Prayer]

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Prayer Arguments Against Petitionary Prayer

- Some theists always pray and believe it works. The argument of petitionary prayer tries to prove the point that it is pointless to pray, because it will not influence God’s decision anyway. Given that God is going to do the best he can, God would not change his choice if someone prays, because he is doing his best choice and. God would not change his choice if someone doesn’t pray, which is obvious to see. The behavior of petitionary pray seems to be pointless in this way. Personally, I think this argument against petitionary prayer appears more convincing to me, so this paper would mainly about some responses to the objections to the petitionary prayer arguments....   [tags: Prayer, God, 2007 singles, Religion]

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Prayer and Religion in School

- Religion and prayer can benefit students in educational settings by positively contributing to better grades and behavior. Personal faith and prayer are important to people in many walks of life. Some individuals believe that this need for religious stimulation includes the youth in our school systems. There are different reasons why knowledge of religion and prayer can be important to students. For example, if students do not know about diverse faiths, it can be difficult for them to have a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of other cultures....   [tags: School Prayer]

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The Constitutionality of Prayer

- The question of the constitutionality of prayer in our public schools and public school system has been an ongoing controversy for the past three decades. There is only one way to end the controversy, and it is pertinent to the well being of our youth and our nation. We must keep church and state forever separate. Any form of prayer in the public school system is an explicit violation of the first amendment, is coercive, and harmful to not only our nations children, but to the nation itself. The question of prayer in school should never have even been a question, and the fact that it remains three decades later is nothing short of unfaithful to the constitution....   [tags: the constitutionality of prayer, public schools, r]

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What Are Scientific Prayer?

- ... • Introduction: ”Our Father in heaven,” Means, open up a ‘channel’ to the Godhead disregarding all heavy, bothering and irrelevant thoughts in the consciousness. Omnipresent Angelic or ‘Spiritual Beings’ are as special "auditory organs" of Providence are ready to receive ‘the message’, even the slightest sigh from the ones who pray. “Any correspondence between the one who prays and Providence, between God and the son of God, takes place through these beings” The ‘Heaven’ is ‘everywhere’ where ‘fellow beings’ which is synonymous for ‘everything’ in The Universe, exists....   [tags: Prayer, Lord's Prayer, Amen, Universe]

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Prayer For School Is Not Done Properly It

- It is true that if prayer in school is not done properly it can lead to students feeling uncomfortable. For there to be true freedom of religion all faiths must be represented equally. If this is done correctly no student will feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Instead, there will be a feeling of peace and unity where all students feel comfortable sharing their religious exercises with others. If there are still one or two students who feel uncomfortable hearing the prayers of their peers is that enough to make the whole class stop....   [tags: Religion, Prayer, Education, School]

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Prayer Is More Than Just God

- “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” We’ve all either heard, read, or said this prayer once or twice in our lives, but what exactly is prayer. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, prayer is “an address to God or a god in word or thought; an earnest request or wish.” This definition just hints at what prayer actually is. Prayer is far more than just asking God for things in our spiritual walks with Christ, but it’s what most Christians focus on as if God were Santa Claus. Our focus should not be on the endless list of requests, but on why we should pray, how we should pray, and what we should be doing after we pray....   [tags: Spirituality, Prayer, Lord's Prayer, Worship]

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The Day Of Prayer At Mariucci Arena

- May 5 was National Day of Prayer, an annual occurrence since 1952 that invites people of all faith to pray for the nation. On this day in 2016, more than 10,000 people gathered in Minneapolis, MN for UNITE: a night of prayer, worship and community. My heart was overwhelmed (in the best way possible) as we lifted up our nation and generation to the King of Kings. The event took place at the University of Minnesota 's campus at Mariucci Arena. It was incredibly humbling to be surrounded by people of all ages, but especially thousands of college-aged young adults, who dedicated their entire night to prayer and praise....   [tags: Prayer, God, Deity, Atheism]

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A Reflection On The Prayer Center

- Brotherhood As I begin to slow down and take the right turn into the Orland Park Prayer Center, I began to reminisce about my childhood and how important this place was to me and my family. I had just walked into the mosque and was politely greeted by everyone I seen there whether I knew them or not, as always. We began to line up shoulder to shoulder to start our Isha prayer, which is the nightly prayer done daily part of the five daily prayers. After the prayer was over, the Imam, the one who leads the prayers in the mosque, began his inspiring lessons on Islam, as we all sat and listened quietly.The Imam then approached me and asked “Ameen right?” I nodded yes with a smile and a firm ha...   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Muslim, Prayer]

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The Mission Called For Prayer

- ... As I was making my way through the crowd, my pastor got my attention to ask me to pray for a lady in a wheel chair. As I approached the woman and her son, he told me that she was blind. I had spent all day praying for her. I am glad God gave me the opportunity to meet her so my faith could increase. Prayer is a mighty weapon in the hands of the believer. “We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there 's nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all” (Chambers)....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, Meditation, Honduras]

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Reflection On The Intentional Prayer

- ... As I was going through the intentional prayer and struggling at times to keep praying every day I read the book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah put so much emphasis on the power of prayer and how important it is for us to communicate with God throughout the day and take all of our problems to him. Anytime he face something that seemed nearly impossible he would take his time to sit down and pray before taking action. We have twenty-four hours thorough out the day and we spend hardly even five minutes in prayer....   [tags: Spirituality, Prayer, Religion, Time]

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Prayer Is The Moral Thing

- ... After pondering this, I realized that I spend most of my time listening to things that question the trustworthiness of others, such as current news and media; this made me wonder if that contributed to my skepticism of strangers. This brings back the idea that we must gain a deeper meaning in certain aspects of our lives to become fully human and live in the imago dei and the imago Christi. In addition, St. Benedict emphasized the importance of listening with the heart and connecting your life to the world....   [tags: Spirituality, Prayer, Meditation]

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The Spiritual Formation Of Prayer

- Introduction When I first started this Spiritual Formation class I realized I had little faith in God. If someone would speak their beliefs, I would sometimes doubt my own beliefs. This doubt is where the spiritual formation plan comes in handy. I feel like the spiritual formation plan is my positive mantra that I can read every day. It like me customizing my own pair of shoes. My plan at first was to read the scripture. I feel like reading the scriptures was a way I could get the answers to my life....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, Religion, Thing]

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The Liturgy of the Hours of Prayer

- Growing up, prayer was not something that was embedded unto my brothers or me by my parents. Neither was Mass for that matter. Yet, even though prayer life was not encouraged, my soul still longed for a connection with something, someone, a supreme being or an entity. As I grew in Christ, my prayer life started to blossom. I have had my share of downfalls along the way but prayer has always been present even if it is only a shadow lurking in the background. Now that I am a seminarian my prayer life has changed a bit for the better....   [tags: catholic church, liturgy, prayer, religion]

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Prayer : An Important Part Of His Life

- Prayer mattered to Daniel. We’re going to take a look at some reasons why this morning and allow Daniel to show us why prayer was such an important part of his life. I’m guessing that if I were to ask folks here this morning if prayer mattered to you I would find it hard to believe that someone would say it doesn’t. No one wants to be the guy who admits in church that prayer isn’t important. But I would like to ask you to think for a moment how important prayer is to you really. If the government made prayer illegal or even worse made it a law that you could only pray to the government would you break that law....   [tags: Prayer, God, Lord's Prayer, God the Father]

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The Prayer From Public Schools

- How to Integrate the Prayer Back to Our Young Population Since the prayer was removed from the public schools our teens are growing without an important part of their lives that can help with the structure of our teenagers. In 1962, the justices ruled that official prayer had no place in public education. This decision is widely misunderstood today. The court did not rule that students are forbidden to pray on their own; the justices merely said that government officials had no business composing a prayer for students to recite....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Adolescence, Prayer]

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America Needs Prayer in Public Schools

- Not so long ago, a typical school day would begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer. Today, a simple prayer is considered offensive and unconstitutional. A prayer is meant to be a conversation with God; a personal connection to a sovereign being of choice. I personally believe that prayer is beneficial. Prayer calms my mind and gives me the chance to thank God for all of his blessings. Granted, not everyone believes in the same God that I do. I believe most people would probably agree that there is some form of higher power that everyone has to answer to....   [tags: Put Prayer Back in Schools Now]

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Leave Room For The Awesome, Through Daily Prayer

- ... Send ypur prayer requests to a prayer group, friends,or post anonymously to the entire ePrayer community. Pray for others ePrayer makes it easy to add prayer requests to your prayer list, set reminders to pray, and even share prayer lists amongst your prayer groups. Send Encouraged ePrayer is about community (1 Thessalonians 5:11). We are here to build each other up and to walk in love. So, whether it 's your best friend or someone you 've never met this application allows you to easily send 'thanks ', words of encouragement, or a helpful verse to someone in their time of need....   [tags: Prayer, Spirituality, Meditation, Mantra]

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Healing By Prayer: What Is It and What Are Its Ramifications?

- Healing by Prayer: What is it and What are it ramifications. Healing, that is the process of restoring health to an organism, literally to make whole again. This is a process that has been performed for many years, by many different means. Since before time was recorded people have been finding new ways to heal each other. A person gets sick or broken, and they want to be healed. That is the way of human nature. Healing can happen in almost every tissue of the body, and is a vital part of life....   [tags: prayer, healing, faith, science]

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Sappho's A Prayer To Aphrodite and Seizure

- Sappho's A Prayer To Aphrodite and Seizure Sappho wrote poems about lust, longing, suffering, and their connections to love. Her poetry is vivid, to the point where the reader or listener can feel the sentiments rising from the core of his or her own being. The poetry truly depicts a realistic picture of the bonds of love. Through the subtle differences of the poems, "A Prayer To Aphrodite," and "Seizure," Sappho conveys the intensity of the longing and suffering of love. In "A Prayer To Aphrodite," Sappho is offering a prayer, of sorts, to the goddess of love....   [tags: Prayer To Aphrodite and Seizure Essays]

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The Prayer Of A Prayer

- This brings me to Thanksgiving 2013, when my whole family gathered around the table. Everyone at the table was still worried about my grandfather, and someone had to say the prayer. Up to that point we had not addressed my grandpa’s illness at all, but of course we all had thought about it. Then my mother asked me if I could say the prayer. At first, I was at a loss of words, as I could not find the right words to use to pray over my grandfather. I was scared of saying a prayer that would make the situation even scarier, and creating more stress for my grandpa....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Middle East, United States]

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The Effects of Faith and Prayer

- The Effects of Faith and Prayer Until recently, the effects of prayer were just a myth. However, science has decided to take a closer look at this national phenomenon, and study just how much does faith and prayer effect the healing of the body and mind. For most believers there are no doubts that peace of mind can be traced directly to the effects of prayer. All the trials and tribulations associated with everyday life are somehow transformed through faith; consider the words of Paul: “Gods peace, which is far beyond understanding, will keep your mind safe in union with Christ Jesus” (Holy Bible, Phil....   [tags: Faith Prayer Religion Religious Essays]

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No Prayer in the Public Schools

-     Over the past three decades, the issue of the role of prayer in the public school system has become increasingly controversial. The current debate juggles the opposing interpretations of the exact intentions of America's Founders, who came from an other country, England, in pursuite of expanded freedoms. The first colonists in the 17th century especially desired religious freedom, because their former British government forced them all to learn and practice a centralized religion. Consequently, A merica's first legislators made certain that their religiously pluralistic nation would not be the victim of government intervention in religious matters....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Religion School Prayer]

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Prayer : A Prayer Of Prayer

- ... 5:4). Therefore, it is called an “anchor of hope” that keeps one from discouragement and disappointment (Heb. 6:18-20). If a Christian didn’t have this hope in the middle of troubles and sufferings, he or she might give up physically, or worse, even deny one’s faith. But the prospect of glorious future life keeps a Christian going in the midst of today’s present tribulations (Towns, pg. 151). To a lot of people, they understand hope as wishful thinking, as in “I hope something will happen.” This not what the Bible means by hope....   [tags: New Testament, God, Religion, Bible]

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A Prayer For Owen Meany

- The book A Prayer for Owen Meany brings forth various themes and questions that can't be answered easily. One of these questions is "Can religious faith exist alongside doubt, or are the two mutually exclusive?" There are several different possible takes on this question may be answered. How a person answers this question is related to their belief in faith. Of the various answers to this question, I'll start out with "faith cannot exist alongside doubt." The two ARE mutually exclusive. This goes with the fact that complete faith means just that....   [tags: Prayer For Owen Meany Faith Religion]

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Religion and School Prayer in Public Schools

-         America's founders envisioned a nation whose government would allow for freedoms and rights to be guaranteed to its citizens. The desire for religious freedom was prominent, sine it was not a right granted to the early colonists living under Briti sh rule. Because England's government forced all of its citizens to learn and practice the same religion, America's first legislators made certain that government intervention in religious matters was prohibited. Therefore, religious freedom was ensured in the First Amendment to the Constitution, as it states, "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof....   [tags: Prayer in Public Schools]

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The Carnal Prayer Mat by Yu Li

- Vesperus’ masculine beauty is a central theme in Li Yu’s moral comedy, The Carnal Prayer Mat. What’s more, his life trajectory parallels non-Mahayana Indic accounts of Siddhartha’s path to enlightenment, particularly on the emphasis placed on descriptions of both men’s physical perfection and their subsequent sexual appetite and prowess. Both Vesperus’ and Siddhartha’s masculine beauty propels them forward on their life paths, positioning them in the simultaneously instructive and destructive feminine sphere of the inner quarter....   [tags: The Carnal Prayer Mat]

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Free Essays - A Prayer for Owen Meany

- The main theme of A Prayer for Owen Meany is religious faith -- specifically, the relationship between faith and doubt in a world in which there is no obvious evidence for the existence of God. John writes on the first page of the book that Owen Meany is the reason that he is a Christian, and ensuing story is presented as an explanation of the reason why. Though the plot of the novel is quite complicated, the explanation for Owen's effect on Johnny's faith is extremely simple; Owen's life is a miracle -- he has supernatural visions and dreams, he believes that he acts as God's instrument, and he has divine foresight of his own death -- and offers miraculous and almost undeniable evidence o...   [tags: Prayer for Owen Meany Essays]

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Reading Weld & Eriksen Report On Christian Clients ' Preferences Regarding Prayer As A Counseling Intervention

- ... There was breakdown of participant who volunteered to participate in the survey that was done by 165 clients and 32 therapist (Weld & Eriksen, 2007), and each group was broken down into different categories, and the largest of each group were always females. Although there are seems to be many pros to having prayer in counseling sessions, there still is a lot of training that needs to be done across the board for Christian counselors and secular counselors to get on one accord, because the main purpose is to serve the client and allow them to come through their session healed....   [tags: Religion, Prayer, Aerosmith, Counseling]

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Prayer - The Most Important Part of our Life

-      We need to look at prayer with deeper thoughts. Prayer isn’t just closing your eyes, folding your hands and speaking. Prayer is a much more meaningful part of religion. We all need to pray, God himself demands us to pray. Prayer is defined as an act of God, a god or another object of worship, such as in devotion, confession, praise, or thanksgiving. When most people pray, they just say the same prayer, like the Lord’s prayer for example. Saying the same prayer isn’t really such a bad thing, its more about the meaning and the time that you spend praying....   [tags: Prayer Praying Religion]

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Religion in Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving

- Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving is a novel in which religion is of great importance. One of the main themes in this novel is faith in God and oneself, and even more, the conflict between belief and doubt. Irving writes in such a way, that this is very evident throughout the book. John Wheelwright, at the start of the novel, is a young boy who does not seem to know much about how strong his faith really is. Part of the reason for this, is that the choice between believing in and doubting God is that there isn’t any complete evidence that He even exists....   [tags: Prayer for Owen Meany Essays]

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Religion and Prayer Must Not be Permitted in Public School

-       Early American colonists anticipated a country full of freedoms and opportunities. As the new government was beginning to develop, the Founders took into consideration the restrictions placed on them and their fellow immigrants in their former home lands. One difficulty the colonists encountered back in Europe was the inability to practice a desired religion or not to practice one at all. Since the newly formed country was made up of people from more than one religious background, the government had to come up with a way to accommodate all of its citizens....   [tags: Public School Prayer Must Not be Permitted ]

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Prayer On Prayer And Religion

- The necessity of prayer in school has been debated for many years. Some believe this is not necessary because prayer should be taught in religious organizations and worship areas. Schwadel states that “Thus, growth in contact with secular Americans may lead to lower levels of support for state-sponsored prayer and reading the Bible in public schools.” This quote explains one of the viewpoints on prayer and religion in schools. I will be taking the position that believes prayer should be allowed in school because freedom of religion, personal beliefs/needs, and our nation was founded on religion opposed to how most believe prayer should not be practiced in school, this forces religion on chil...   [tags: United States, Religion]

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Prayer : A Effective Prayer

- ... The creative process always begins with a self-concept: a seed of thought through which one 's life is expressed. A seed in hand is like an idea in mind: neither is creative. For as long as we pay conscious attention to the idea, examining, questioning, imagining, nothing happens to it, or rather, through it. It is 'on hold. ' We fixate on thoughts that are enjoyable, or frightening, or worrisome. We cling to ideas that are hopeful or doubtful. Usually we hold an idea in mind, redefining and revising it to the point where it is no longer of interest, worthwhile or acceptable....   [tags: Mind, Consciousness, Philosophy of mind, Thought]

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An Analysis of the Poem A Prayer for My Daughter by William Butler Yeats

- "A Prayer for My Daughter" is a poem written by William Butler Yeats in 1919. This poem is a prayer-like poem. And it generally tells about the poet's ideas about his daughter who is sleeping at the same time while the poem is being told. Throughout the poem Yeats reflects how he wants his daughter's future to be. This essay will analyze the poem in three sections: 1- What does this poem mean?, 2- The poetic devices, imagery, rhyming, figures of speech, used in the poem and mood, diction, language, and the structure of the poem, 3- An essay in a feminist point of view titled "What does the poet want his daughter to become?" ....   [tags: Poetry, A Prayer for My Daughter]

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Analysis of two poems; Prayer Before Birth and Easter Monday

- Analysis of two poems; Prayer Before Birth and Easter Monday In this essay I will be analysing two poems. Both poems reflect upon the theme of war. I will be analysing them through their meanings, forms and show how the poets use language to express their ideas and feelings. I have decided to look at the poems Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNeice and Easter Monday by Eleanor Farjeon. Louis MacNeice was born in 1907, he died in 1963. His mother died when he was young and her death got to him deeply....   [tags: Poetry Prayer Before Birth Easter Monday]

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Prayer in School

- Over the years, there has been a very controversial debate on whether there should be prayer incorporated within the public schools; half the population votes no on the topic. Many individuals feel that allowing prayer services within the schools will be offensive and time consuming. A common fear among the people is that there would not be an equal way to recognize everyone’s religion. There would be even more controversy as to which religions should be taught, in what manner, and it’s a very big possibility that one person’s religion may offend someone else’s which would simply cause even more controversy....   [tags: Religious Freedom]

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Prayer in Schools

- I am writing you today about prayer in public schools. Praying in public schools would be a good idea. If the teachers pray to the students in public schools it might change their attitude. Public schools can be going through bad times but if they pray they could make it through those bad times. Praying in public schools will make the school a better place. If the students in public schools were taking a state test they should pray before the test. If they were taking an asvab they could pray before doing taking it....   [tags: Rule, Education]

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The Lord 's Prayer And The Prayer Of The Gospel Of Matthew

- ... Liturgical Usage in The Ancient Christian Church In the ancient Christian community, the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew was used as a liturgical prayer, especially for the baptism. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, who is the author of the Anchor Bible, mentions that a doxology of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew is seen in Didache (8:2). Also, Donald A Hagner argues that “According to the Didache (8:3), the prayer is to be said three times a day following the regular Jewish pattern. Set liturgical prayers were already a common thing in the contemporary Jewish milieu.” Given this, it is easy to infer that the ancient Christian church regularly used the liturgical prayer in their worship, following the Jewish p...   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms]

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The Benefit of Prayer Towards the Muslims

- The Benefit of Prayer Towards The Muslims Prayer (Salat) is one of the main obligations with Allah has ordained on His servants. Prayer in the Arabic language it means du’aa. In Islamically, it means to worship Allah through certain known and prescribed sayings and actions starting with Takbeer, and ending with Tasleem. Yet, Takbeer is the Arabic terms for the pharase Allahu Akbar and Tasleem means the concluding portion of the Muslims prayer, where one recites “Assalaaamu’alaykum wa rahmatu-Allah” once while facing the right, and once while facing the left....   [tags: the Holy Quran, religious beliefs and practices]

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The Constitutionality of Prayer in Public Schools

- Many people agree against prayer in public schools, while others think that people should be able to express their religion in their own ways. In public schools, they are not allowed to hold prayers at all during the school day due to the mixed religion students that are attending the school. Over the past few years, this has become an extremely controversial issue in our nation. Many people find it proper to pray in school but many people also agree that it is extremely wrong and that if there is going to be pray in school, every religion should be addressed....   [tags: constitution, religion, USA, education, public sch]

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The Prayer Of The United States

- Prayer in school is an important issue in some parts of the country. Being from the South means that we pray at home, in public, and even in school. However where at school our pray has changed over the years. When Ronald Reagan was President in the 1980’s he talked about prayer in schools during one of his radio address to the nation. Candidate for the Presidency, Barack Obama voiced his views on the subject. The Supreme Court issued a ruling on prayer in public schools while Congress proposed an amendment to the Constitution to keep prayer in schools....   [tags: Democratic Party, President of the United States]

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On the Subject of Prayer in School

- Prayer is a touchy subject these days. If one were to see an Islamic man kneeling towards Mecca in a public place, say a grocery store or on a sidewalk or a school, it would cause no little fuss. It would be a strange sight indeed. People would certainly stare and talk; some might even take offence. There has been much controversy concerning the issue of public prayer. Most of it pertains to the conduction and leading of a prayer, especially in instances where school is the setting. Many individuals are ignorant of the actual laws in our country regarding the matter of prayer in schools: there are no laws against individual prayer....   [tags: islamic religion, mecca, freedom of religion]

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The Debate for Prayer in Schools

- The United States was built on prayer. Prayer or religion is on our currency in the many halls of our justice and federal buildings so no matter where we go, we cannot escape prayer. Our founding fathers did not exclude the bible in building our nation and educating our future and there will be no expectation. No matter what there will be prayer no matter where you are. Some people just don’t believe in God that’s why some don’t want prayer in public school. Though each of the clauses are originally applied to the central US government, and the Fourteenth Amendment was extended to scope out the whole entire First Amendment to all levels of government, including state level....   [tags: religion, constitution, public]

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Importance of Prayer in a Muslim's Life

- The praying time cannot be shorter than 3 minutes. The length of time depends on the persons and his state, sometimes one likes to pray more. Islam considers many activities in life as worship such as cleaning your house, working. In praying there is a pattern where people kneel and bow couple of times and repeat the words of Quran. Each prayer has a specific number of kneels and bows, so some prayer times is longer than others. The mosque is used differently during “Jumha” Friday prayer; people pray and listen to the “kutbah” speech afterwards....   [tags: islam, mosque, quran]

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Should Prayer Be Allowed in Schools?

- 1 Should Prayer Be Allowed In Schools With all the arguments on whether prayer should be allowed in schools, the history behind all the debate on this issue is back and fourth if they should have it or not. Prayer should be one of the main priorities in the day-to-day bases. This day and time, U.S. citizens don’t want to hurt any ones feelings such as; prayer or even reading scripture from the Bible. This great country that we live in was founded upon God and we have gone so far from it in the past two hundred years or more....   [tags: public education policies]

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The Psalms as a Basis for the Prayer of the Church

- The purpose of this paper is to share with you, the reader, where I was with my faith relationship through the Psalms and their role in my prayer life. How, through education in the background, exegesis and relevance of the Psalms coupled with a functional practice of praying them regularly, I have cultivated my faith and strengthened my gratitude for them. Lastly, I wish to offer some advice to others who have not found value in the Psalms (where I once was). These insights are offered in the hope that they (the Psalms) will add more meaning to the prayer life of those seeking to enhance their spiritual life....   [tags: religious belief, Christian culture/practices]

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A Short And Easy Method Of Prayer

- ... Plus she writes in a way women will be able to find a better relationship with God can be reached. In the 17th century religion played a greater role in everyday life than it does in the 21st century. During this time there were struggles between the Protestant and the Catholic Church as each branch was trying to gain more members of their faith. One of the questions this book can help answer for historians in the 21st century is how people viewed their faith within a given church and how one sets about praising God....   [tags: Roman Catholic Church, Christianity]

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Beloved And A Prayer For Owen Meany

- ... The first example we see is with Paul D and how he does not feel like a man and that he barely has any freedoms. But after 25 years of waiting for Sethe he finally has her and a small family and at the end of the novel he can say “Only this woman Sethe could have left him his manhood like that. He wants to put his story next to hers” (Beloved 27.97-100). With Sethe we know that she loves her children so much and that at times it might be a little too much but that is because she loves her children to the extent of protecting them from the cruelties that slavery has to offer....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Battle Over School Prayer

- Directed Writing Assignment: The Battle over School Prayer Question one The government of United States had been exposed to extensive communism that had been considered an element of exclusive concern. Through the element massive changes had been experienced in the nation. The government had used its extensive powers to influence how activities flow in the country. The case was revolving around a prayer that had been defined as the overall prayer that all the public schools were supposed recite....   [tags: Schools, Edcation, Religion, God, Teaching]

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Questions On The Ethics Of Prayer

- ... Reflect Spirituality and prayer are both something that I hold to a very high regard. After reading this article I will admit I was both relieved and confused. The relief came from the basis that there is evidence that the implementation of prayer in counseling has merged into mental health counseling more than I had initially thought. However, my confusion remains in that I possess self-doubt regarding my knowledge of religion and spirituality outside of my own practices. As a current substance abuse counselor I incorporate the 12-step model in the treatment for my clients....   [tags: Spirituality, Religion, Mental health, Meditation]

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The Prayer Of The Lord Of God

- There comes a time in our faith journey when we become cognizant of the fact that we yearn to deepen our relationship with God. Very often this occurs after a period of time in which we were so engrossed in our daily tasks, occupations, and responsibilities that we gradually lost contact with God. Hence, we discover that our limited discussions with the Lord lack the closeness and intimacy they once had and that our visits to the Lord at church occur with a paucity of fervor and reverence. However, the Holy Spirit touches our heart at a moment of grace to encourage us to search for the Lord with renewed passion....   [tags: Eucharist, Jesus, Christianity, Catholic Church]

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The Prayer Of The Holy Spirit

- Here is a checklist of principles and practices that you and your church could run through every few months as a means of assessing your effectiveness in missions: Prayer Prayer is the fuel of all outreach and missions. We must be regularly and deliberately on our knees seeking His will. It is not about asking God to bless our efforts, but us getting on board with His vision for us. Prayer is the privilege we have to unite our hearts to God and His plans. Assess the intensity of your own prayer time and that of your church....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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The Prayer Room Of The Mosque

- ... We can no longer allow the ridiculous narrative of a few become the dominant narrative. Nor can we allow the anti-islamophobia narrative to come strictly from Christians. In order to get a more accurate narrative of the true nature of Islam we must hear the voices of those who are Islamic. This can only happen if we have an authentic interreligious dialogue between Muslims and Christians. In addition to this, I would also propose to my church that we have a citywide interfaith festival complete with an interfaith worship service, multi-ethnic food vendors, carnival games, and fellowship between all religions....   [tags: Islam, Religion, God, Christianity]

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The Prayer Of Public Schools

- Introduction When we talk about prayers in public schools, we are addressing the solemn request for guidance or thanks to God or an object of worship. This topic is not discussing the issue of individually praying at a certain part of the school or silently to oneself, but rather addressing the enforcement of public schools bringing together the student body to recite a common form of prayer. These students are from very different religious and philosophical backgrounds. Isn’t being forced to pray as much a violation of an individual’s freedom and liberty as not allowing him/her to pray or read the bible....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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The Soldier's Prayer by Michael Herr

- ... Philip Caputo wrote, “It was the dawn of creation in the Indochina bush, an ethical as well as a geographical wilderness,” and that sense of emptiness provided ample space for the rejection of traditional religion and the creation of new interpretations, rituals, and practices that center on meaninglessness, brutality, and profanity. Profanity, brutality, and nihilism allowed soldiers to consciously separate the realm of combat and war from "the world," and specifically the sense of propriety and decorum associated with it....   [tags: religion in combat]

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Prayer Is A Part Of Worship

- ... As such, the Church addresses the things which were of concern to Christ -- Social injustice, oppression, and evil in any form. “The trauma of history means that along with the rest of the world, Christians struggle with evil, and the way of the cross in this struggle. The Church is not the society of those who have overcome evil but of those who are struggling against evil.” Because the Church is not perfect Christians must also help to strengthen one another in faith and understanding; providing correction, in love, when necessary....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Baptism]

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A Reflection On The Importance Of Prayer

- During this session we had two observers myself and Sarah. This is my observation. Group began approximately 10:20am; the group was made up of ten females and one male. This later changed when another male enter the group; therefore in total there was twelve member in this session. The group began with rounds and everyone stated their name and how their morning was going thus far. The first topic the group discussed was based on family and rejection. This was interesting because the more we discussed the issue; we found that there was an underlying issue that was bothering one of the members....   [tags: Time, Present, Decision making, Leadership]

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Prayer : The Fellowship Of Communion

- ... Its purpose is not to drag you back through emotional muck, but to serve you best by reminding you of lessons learned so you can avoid them in the future.” And James Baldwin once said, “Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” But if you think about all these saying, they are a same instructions God gave Moses before he lead the Israelites out of Egypt. In the book of Exodus, God instruction to Moses was “And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what the LORD did for me when I came up from Egypt.’ (Exodus 13:8 - NKJV) In the book of Deuteronomy at the end of Moses before the Is...   [tags: Moses, Bible, God, Jesus]

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A Prayer for Owen Meany

- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving through a Jungian Archetypal Lens Carl Jung was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who developed many theories concerning the unconscious mind. Jung’s theories state that the unconscious part of a human’s psyche has two different layers, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious. The personal unconscious is unique to every individual; however, the collective unconscious “is inborn.” (Carl Jung, Four Archetypes, 3) The collective unconscious is present in everyone’s psyche, and it contains archetypes which are “those psychic contents which have not yet been submitted to conscious elaboration” (Jung, Archetypes, 5); they are templates of...   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Irving]

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A Whispering Guardian 's Prayer

- A Whispering Guardian‘s Prayer, a poem about a person that struggles with a mental health situations and feels they are suffering the battle a lone. One day she receives a visit from a Guardian Angel. Who helps her gains a new perspective on her purpose in life, after being hospitalized. The moral of the poem is that mental illness is a serious matter and affects millions of people lives daily. Seek help before it’s too late. “You are not alone”.... Stumbling Feet is a poem about a person that is struggling with a lot of adversities in their life learns to take full responsibility for their own actions and stand up for them self....   [tags: Meaning of life, Personal life, Morality, Life]

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Public Prayer in Schools

- The First Amendment of the United States Constitution stops the government from establishing a religion (Guidance). It does so with the Establishment Clause which states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” (PBS). It also protects 1religious beliefs and practices from the government (Guidance). It does this with the Free Exercise Clause which continues with, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (PBS). Together these two clauses create the separation of church and state (PBS)....   [tags: U.S. Law]

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Prayer Is A False Hope

- ... My spiritual journey goes something like this. Since I was born, I was blessed being raised in a loving Seventh-day Adventist family. I was taught to go to church every Saturday morning at nine am and know my Sabbath school lesson plan. Loving the Lord and praising Him has always been very clear to me how important it was to worship the heavenly father. Growing up into the church and learning Christian values along with how to live my life glorifying God has made me realize how lucky I truly am....   [tags: God, Devil, Religion, Faith]

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Prayer in Public Schools

- Prayer in public schools is a widely debated subject. In 1962, parents started removing their children from public schools because of Biblical teachings. In 1962 and 1963 laws were passed which prohibited Biblical lessons in public schools. There are many advantages to prayer and bible lessons in public schools as well as disadvantages. For instance, one advantage to prayer in schools is it instilled the proper moral teachings of character development in students. A disadvantage to prayer in schools is some families have different religious beliefs and want their children to have those same beliefs....   [tags: Bible, Values, America]

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Eleonore Stump, Petitionary Prayer

- Eleonore Stump writes an article concerning her standing on petitionary prayer. Stump starts her argument by defining petitionary prayer as simply asking God for something through the act of prayer. Stump points out since this is the definition of petitionary prayer, prayers of praise and worship cannot be considered petitionary since they are not making requests but instead displaying a sense of loyalty. Stump responds to an argument by Kant stating petitionary prayer was pointless on the account of God will do what is right regardless of you asking....   [tags: phylosophy, Aquinas]

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A Prayer For Owen Meany

- A Prayer for Owen Meany, a novel by John Irving, is a touching and morbid novel riddled with death and uncertainty. It’s overall story, however, about two young boys growing up in the 1950’s, is a story where relationships are tested and also strengthened because of a peculiar child, Owen Meany. Even after the death of Owen Meany himself, the relationship between the two is as strong as ever because after death Owen continues to protect Johnny and let him know he’s not going to leave him. While alive Owen protected Johnny by making it so he could not get drafted into the Vietnam War by cutting off his index finger, effectively making it so the he cannot shoot a gun....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, South Vietnam, Richard Nixon]

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A Prayer, Living And Dying

- ... The “Life Application Study Bible”, denotes: When a person is hung on a cross, death came by suffocation, but the victim could push against the cross with his legs to hold up his body and keep breathing. With broken legs, he would suffocate immediately. (Life Application Study Bible, John. 19:32) Therefore, when the soldier pierced Jesus’ side, the water and blood that spilled from the puncture wound confirmed that he was dead, as the Bible explains: Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, New Testament, Christianity]

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Ruling Out School Prayer

- Many people argue that school prayer is needed in schools, but I think that it is not necessary. I believe that it is not necessary to have prayer during school to please people of one religion. If a person can pray to him/herself, then there is no need for a public prayer. It has already been established in the constitution that school prayer has been banned and it should remain that way. In my opinion it should remain unconstitutional because it interferes with other student’s religion, the intention for school is education, and praying to one’s self is just as effective....   [tags: Religion]

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Prayer in Public Schools

- Roughly 87% of Americans are religious. This means that denying prayer in public schools would be denying a majority of students the right to religious freedoms. According to congress, students can pray freely during non-instructional time during school. It would be a violation of the First Amendment to forbid prayer in public schools. That is why prayer in public schools should be allowed. Currently prayer is allowed in public schools if done silently and to one’s self. “A student can come early to class, sit quietly, and pray silently” (Robinson)....   [tags: freedom of religion]

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Prayer in Public Schools

- Is public prayer in schools necessary. Would established prayer change the behavior of the students more than just the moment of silence. Would it lower the teen pregnancy, HIV, and violence rates; or would it increase the already trying barriers between children today. Is it constitutional. Wound it cause more problems than it would fix (“Pros and Cons of Prayer in School”). The bill about prayer in public schools, (H. 3526), would require teachers to lead a moment of silence at the beginning of each school day, during which he/she would be allowed to deliver a prayer....   [tags: church vs state, religion, public schools]

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Prayer, Spirituality, and Cancer

- "The minute you think that you have no hope, you are down for the count. So you've got to always think there's hope," said Andy Delbridge who was interviewed by Don Teague of the Today Show. Andy relied on his spirituality when he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Spirituality is a very debatable subject everyone has a different opinion of what it is, but when faced with a terminal illness your best bet will be prayer and putting your faith in a higher power. Webster’s dictionary defines prayer as, “An address to God or a god in word or thought.” If you were to read Yahoo Answers or some other answers website you will get different definitions from anyone willing to answer....   [tags: faith, terminal illness, brain tumor]

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Prayer in Public Schools

- The United States has continued to be a country where religion plays a major role in the lives of American citizens. Depending on the type of school students attend, organized prayer is mandatory, allowed, or banned. In the United States, organized prayer in public schools is prohibited because it goes against the Constitution’s separation of church and state (Jinkins 123). The United States promises religious freedom, but is yet to define the degree and limitation of that liberty. However, American citizens have been debating for many years, whether organized prayer should be an option or obligation in public schools....   [tags: Education, religion in school]

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Prayer in School Controversy

- In recent years, teaching religion, or the individual practice of religion in school, has become a very controversial topic. There are many different views on this matter and even more opinions on how it should be handled. There are people on both sides of the spectrum; there are those who believe that it should be taught and allowed in school, and those who believe it should not be taught or practiced in school. If the practice of religion were an option in public schools, students may become more tolerant, as well as knowledgeable, of religions and cultures beyond their own....   [tags: Education, Religion, Teaching, Schools]

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Prayer with my Coach

- The world around me grew quiet. I could hear the smooth rhythm of my heart beating. The sweet aroma of change was filling up the air around me. I could taste the future as I sat in wholesome silence. For once in my life, everything was peaceful. I had not one worry of what was going on in the world around me. I sat in harmony for six seconds, then, like a flash of lightning, it was gone. I drove into the rock filled parking lot of the LHS Pound thirsty for a change. I walked into the front doors of the LHS Pound for yet another FCA meeting....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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The Power of Prayer

- The Power of Prayer Introduction There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence about the efficacy of prayer in healing. As mentioned at the beginning of chapter eight in our text, many people have friends or relatives who recovered from illnesses when someone was praying for them, or who can attest to the power of prayer in other affairs. This makes scientists wonder. Can prayer help heal the sick. Do meditations for the recovery of an ill person, based either on religious faith or on belief in psychokinesis, have any real effect on health....   [tags: Religon Praying Essays]

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Evolving Prayer

- The Evolving Prayer Started on April 5th 2010 God my Father thank you for this and every day. Help me to rejoice and be glad in it and all the days you give me. Each and every one is a gift from your hand. Help me not to squander this one or any of them. Let me use my time wisely. “This is the day the Lord hath made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.” (KJV). Lord, Incline my heart and engage my mind in actively seeking you daily. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13....   [tags: Christianity]

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