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What did King Solomon pray for?
How to Pray

What Did Solomon Pray For?

Wisdom, right? But there was more in this young king’s prayer than that.

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Healing prayer
Power of Prayer

Pray for Healing

A church barbecue offers the opportunity to ask God to provide relief for others.

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Road trip
Adult Children

Father/Son Road Trip

Sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. That was my 30-year-old son’s gift to me.

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Eating an ear of corn at the end of summer
Power of Prayer

Prayer for the End of Summer

Gratitude for soft wind and waves and sea-green water–and one more ear of fresh corn.

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How to keep up with the names on your prayer list
How to Pray

3 Tips on Keeping Up With Your Prayer List

Your prayers for others are important. Here’s how not to let any names fall through the cracks.

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Pray your complaints.
Power of Prayer

Make Your Complaint a Prayer

God hears us all the time, not just when we’re happy.

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Soup kitchen prayers
Power of Prayer

At a Soup Kitchen, Prayer Goes Both Ways

For servers and the served, an act of transformation.

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Erie Canal
Motivational Stories

Happy 200th to the Erie Canal

An ancestor and “Father of Civil Engineering” inspires a can-do attitude.

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The power of "here I am" as prayer.
Power of Prayer

My Favorite Three-Word Prayer

When anyone in the Bible says, “Here I am,” something happens. 

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Helping a stranger get to the grocery store has a divine aspect.
People Helping People

Would You Help a Stranger?

Helping a disabled stranger get to the supermarket has a whiff of the divine.

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