Pray It Through

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Pray It Through 
A Very Short Devotional
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A few years ago, Dusty and I planned a getaway to our usual spot in Michigan. We had just one day to visit my favorite place – an overlook of Lake Michigan from the top of a 450-foot sand dune. When the sun shines on the water, the view is breathtaking! I like to just sit on the dune for hours and allow the grandeur and beauty to refresh my spirit.

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Turning Points in Prayer

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Turning Points in Prayer 
The Psalms
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In the early days of my new life in Christ, I would often skim through the many verses in the Psalms about the wicked; sometimes they seemed wearisome. In fact, I scripted the entire Psalm 145 on a large piece of parchment, because it only contained one line about the wicked!

But these days, I have been greatly comforted in every word of the Psalms that lets me know I am not alone in my questions of “Why?” “Why would God allow so much evil?” I deeply appreciate the Psalmist’s detail.

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The Prayer Dome

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The Prayer Dome 
Praying Matthew 16:19
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As I wrote previously in Prayer – The Work of the Kingdom, we understand His and our authority, and we use it. We started with this progression:

  • God’s authority – Isaiah 40.
  • God’s authority given to Jesus – Isaiah 9:6. “The government shall be upon His shoulders.”
  • Jesus’ authority given to us – Matthew 28:18-20
  • Our authority – John 1:12. “To as many as received Him, to them He gave the right (Greek – power, authority) to become (Greek – to arise, be born into, be assembled to partake) children of God, even to those who believe in His name.”
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Use the Keys

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Use the Keys! 
from Matthew 16:13-19
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This sequel follows two other writings – Spiritual Warfare – Arise! and Prayer – the Work of the Kingdom. The Prayer Dome is an accompanying tool. The Prayer Dome is also a large bookmark with a Bible study on the back that can be purchased here.

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Prayer - The Work of the Kingdom

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Prayer
The Work of the Kingdom
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The King of the universe created us for relationship with Himself! He is the Lover of our souls! Hearing His voice is our greatest joy! He invites us into prayer that brings light into His kingdom!

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Spiritual Warfare - Arise!

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Spiritual Warfare – Arise! 
Lessons in the Book of Daniel for Today
Written December 2018, Revised January 12, 2021
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We are all soldiers. We are not all on the physical front lines, but we are all on the front lines in prayer.

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What is the Prayer of Faith? Part 2

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What is the Prayer of Faith?
Part 2
A Scripture Study in Hebrews 11:1
February 28, 2020
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To read What is the Prayer of Faith, Part 1click here.

I was looking at Hebrews 11:1 in a new Bible translation. It stated that faith is a way to acquire what we long for. This is not the conclusion from my study.

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What is the Prayer of Faith? Part 1

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What is the Prayer of Faith? Part 1
A Scripture Study in Luke 18:1–8
February 21, 2020
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Jesus uses a parable to encourage His disciples to be faithful in prayer and to prepare them for the response that would come when they poured out their longings and questions to God.

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Praying Isaiah’s Hope

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Praying Isaiah's Hope
A Request for Healing
September 11, 2019
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Do you need to be healed in any aspect of your life today? I do. Let’s come into His presence with prayers for healing, praying from Isaiah 52 through 58.

I wrote this prayer in the first person, but you can fill in your name and the names of all those who God is placing on your heart. I encourage you to read it along with your Bible, since these are my own prayers taken from the passages. I’ve noted the Chapter and Verse where applicable.

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Praying Cynthia's Way

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Praying Cynthia’s Way 
Validation
A Personal Story
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Validate – to uphold; to assert to be true; to declare something to be well-grounded on principles or evidence; sound; inferred according to the rules of logic; or able to withstand criticism or objection.1

In 2014 I partnered with Rabbi and Cynthia Schneider of Discovering the Jewish Jesus to print our Hebrew Names of God Art Card Collection for them as a gift for their supporters. Two years later, Cynthia called to see if we could meet to partner on a few things. I was so excited! However, that afternoon, my dear friends from Peru were arriving, and I would be occupied for the next 10 days!

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Ask vs Thank

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Ask vs Thank 
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If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. (John 15:7)

Devote yourselves to prayer and stay alert in it with thanksgiving! (Colossians 4:2)

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Welcome to Shale Fragments, a collection of writings and art for individual and group use!

Teaching God’s truth and the beauty of His Word is my greatest delight! My art card company, Flower Girl Greetings, was launched in 2012 with this purpose. In April 2020, ShaleFragments.com became the gathering place for the writings.

As I have studied the rich meanings of the original Greek and Hebrew languages of the Bible, I continue to see beautiful progressions and connections that compel me to organize and convey their life-changing beauty! 

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