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Max Lucado
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Author, Before Amen: The Power of A Simple Prayer

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Hope for Prayer Wimps

(4) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 3:09 PM

Some people "get" prayer. They inhale heaven and exhale God. They retreat to prayer mountains and prayer events. They would rather pray than sleep.

Why is it that I tend to sleep when I pray? My mind wanders. My thoughts zig, then zag, then zig again. Distractions swarm like gnats...

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Getting Through When Life Shuts Down

(17) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 7:34 AM

Sometimes life feels like it's shutting down all around us. The government shuts down. Communication with our teen cuts off. Our marriage is on the fritz. Our health goes on hiatus. Everywhere we turn, life is shutting down.

How do we get through? We can't logic our way past the...

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A Christmas Prayer

(26) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 2:23 PM

Dear Jesus,

It's a good thing you were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately.

These killings, Lord. These children, Lord. Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated.

The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off....

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God As Heart Surgeon (EXCERPT)

(9) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 6:02 PM

Some years ago I underwent a heart procedure. My heartbeat had the regularity of a telegraph operator sending Morse code. Fast, fast fast. Slooooow. After several failed attempts to restore healthy rhythm with medication, my doctor decided I should have a catheter ablation. The plan went like this: a cardiologist...

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