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Healing Prayer (second installment)

Praise is something that is offered to God continually in heaven, so as we praise him, now, we join our voices with the cherubim, seraphim and all the saints who have gone before us and who now stand before his throne, night and day, offering praise. Ioffer praise throughout the day, and especially when I’m outside. The natural world seems to be acclaiming God’s glory at all times of the year, but especially now. I see in tree branches “arms” raised in praise. Flowers and shrubs also seem to be exploding in praise as well as the insects that dance around them. When I take my morning walk with Daisy, our sweet beagle, and I offer praise to the Lord, I often notice a rustling in the leaves on the trees I walk past. I fancy the breeze is caused by the wings of angels who gather around me as I offer God praise. If we allow our imagination to take flight we will sense the entire created order joyfully praising God with us. Continue reading

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Light in the Valley of the Shadow of Death (part four)

I am eager to get these treatments behind me because they can cause painful and unpleasant side-effects and the sooner I’m done, the sooner the side effects will begin to go away. I don’t like to linger over something unpleasant. I’d rather take the worst, all at once, and get it behind me as quickly as possible, than stretch it out over time. However, it doesn’t work that way with these treatments. Each day is important and each treatment must not be rushed. They must take their time and run their course. Continue reading

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