Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling: The Divine Complaint Department

The Divine Complaint Department Psalm 64:1-10 O God, listen to my complaint. Protect my life from my enemies’ threats. Psalm 64:1 Perhaps one of my least favorite parts of being a pastor is hearing people’s complaints. During my sixteen-year tenure as Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church, I was blessed with a congregation that had [Read More…]

A Prayer for Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day when we remember with gratitude those who have died in military service. It has been my tradition for many years to offer a prayer on the occasion of Memorial Day. ——————————- Gracious, Sovereign God, Lord of all nations, On this Memorial Day, we pause to [Read More…]

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling: Listen to My Prayer, O God

Listen to My Prayer, O God! Psalm 54:1-7 Listen to my prayer, O God. Pay attention to my plea. Psalm 54:2 When I first moved to Texas, I was impressed by road signs I had not seen in California. One read: “Drive Friendly – The Texas Way.” You sure don’t see that in California, I [Read More…]

Why We Can Be Confident in Prayer

Note: This post is my Daily Reflection for May 5, 2011. The Daily Reflections are part of The High Calling. To receive a reflection in your inbox each morning, visit this page. Biblical Passage “So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father [Read More…]