Author: Jodi Breneman

Don’t Quit | Afternoon Prayer

Light, space, zest— that’s God! So, with him on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing.     When vandal hordes ride down ready to eat me alive, Those bullies and toughs fall flat on their faces. When besieged, I’m…

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I Can’t Endure Any Longer | Afternoon Prayer

Lord, help us to pray like Jesus, who, before he endured the pains of the cross prayed “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42). There are circumstances…

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We Are Your People | Afternoon Prayer

We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender. Rescue those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen; assist the needy; heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray; feed the hungry; release our captives;…

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The Breath of Life | Afternoon Prayer

Lord, as I take a moment to breathe, help me to cling to you, the breath of life. Thank you that you are the giver of breath and the sustainer of my life. Thank you that in you and through…

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We Are a Spineless Race | Afternoon Prayer

Lord, do not think of the sins we have committed or of those we still commit. Put out of your mind the failings we give way to night and day. Do not impute our offenses to us, whether we did…

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A Practical Love | Afternoon Prayer

Lord, “give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Ps. 82:3-4). Help me to see the poor…

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Learning from Children | Afternoon Prayer

Lord, help me have patience and love for your little ones. Children, whether they be mine or someone else’s, can be a handful. Screaming, fighting, demanding their way–all of these behaviors can grate on my nerves. Help me to slow…

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One Common Band of Humanity | Afternoon Prayer

Lord… We thank you for your church, founded upon your Word, that challenges us to do more than sing and pray, but go out and work as though the very answer to our prayers depended on us and not upon…

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Exalt His Name Together | Afternoon Prayer

I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise. I live and breathe God; if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy:   Join me in spreading the news; together let’s get the word out.   God met…

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Overcome My Fears | Afternoon Prayer

God, I’m fearful. I’m afraid of losing control, of things that I desire never coming to fruition, of not living up to the standards I’ve placed on myself in a world that says I need to do more. The cycle…

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