Paced by Prayer

Today’s “Difference Maker” challenge from Make a Difference is simple: “At least twice today, set aside several minutes to pray.”

Even though I wrote this, I still struggled this morning to set aside and protect even 300 seconds to pray. My mind was riddled with distractions. But I know I need to heed my own advice:

Study Guide – Psalm 118:22-29

22 The stone that the builders rejected     has now become the cornerstone. 23 This is the Lord’s doing,     and it is wonderful to see. 24 This is the day the Lord has made.     We will rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Please, Lord, please save us.     Please, Lord, please give us success. 26 Bless the one who comes in …

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Study Guide – Psalm 118:1

  1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. NLT   Stop everything else in the activities of your mind and heart for a moment so that you can focus on the goodness of the Lord.   Brainstorm. From what you know about God, why might …

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Study Guide – Psalm 116:15-19

15 The Lord cares deeply     when his loved ones die. 16 O Lord, I am your servant;     yes, I am your servant, born into your household;     you have freed me from my chains. 17 I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving     and call on the name of the Lord. 18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord …

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Study Guide – Psalm 116:10-14

10 I believed in you, so I said,     “I am deeply troubled, Lord.” 11 In my anxiety I cried out to you,     “These people are all liars!” 12 What can I offer the Lord     for all he has done for me? 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation     and praise the Lord’s name for saving …

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