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Chi Rho - A Prayer Blog

Chi Rho - A Prayer Blog
Chi Rho is my endeavor to create a written account of an active prayer life. I will post the prayers I like and admire, my personal prayers, the intercessory prayers I pray and receive.
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Prayer for a Worthy Family
2008-05-13 11:52:00
Heavenly Father, I pray today that you may count my family worthy of your calling. Enable us to become increasingly holy, self-denying, loving, full of integrity, steeped in the knowledge of you and your Word, ever delighted and eager to trust and obey you. We are not strong enough or disciplined enough to live up ...
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Prayer for My Buddies
2008-03-16 23:03:00
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your faithfulness and protection. You guard us always and defend us, for we have no hope apart from Your grace. I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and buddies. Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. I ask You to minister to their spirit ...
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2008-03-14 13:15:00
Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the race marked out for them. Amen
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Praise to the Father
2007-12-11 15:52:00
Praise to You, Father, because You are a God who loves to answer prayer and who begins to answer even before I pray. (Isaiah 65:24). Praise to You, Father, for You made the heavens and all their starry host, even the highest heavens, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that ...
More About: Religion , Faith , Love , Bible
As Long as There?s a Christmas
2007-12-05 15:32:00
As Long as There’s a Christmas The first few lights glow brightly, as you watch the season start. You know you should be happy, but don’t feel it in your heart. Instead you think about a time when someone laughed with you, and the love you shared then filled your soul. But too soon it was through. So Christmas comes with sadness, and a yearning ...
More About: Religion , Jesus , Poetry , Depression
Morning Prayer
2007-12-04 15:04:00
Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.~~ Psalm 5:1-3   Heavenly Father, as I face this ...
More About: Jesus , Thanksgiving , Bible , Prayers , Prayer
Spouses? Prayer for Each Other
2007-12-03 04:44:00
Lord Jesus , Grant that I and my spouse may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust. Give us the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony. May we always bear with one another’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths. Help us to forgive one another’s failings and grant ...
More About: Religion , Marriage , Faith , Love
Prayer For Internet and Computer Time
2007-12-02 18:08:00
Dear God , my Heavenly Father, my Shield, my Protector, my Fortress. I ask You to fortify me with the grace of Your Holy Spirit while I dwell in the web of wires and connections, that is the internet. Direct my hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to You. Help me to treat with love, charity ...
More About: Religion , Internet , Surfing
A Prayer to Mark World Aids Day
2007-12-01 14:11:00
Lord, make me an instrument of peace:   What concrete steps can we take to promote peace and reconciliation in situations of conflict, violence and sexual exploitation to help reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS and promote a culture of peace and reconciliation? Where there is hatred, let me sow love:   How can we create welcoming communities ...
More About: News , Truth , Religion , Peace , God
Prayer for World AIDS Day
2007-11-30 15:22:00
December 1st is World AIDS Day. On that day and on the Sundays nearest it, people and churches around the world will be praying in response to the AIDS pandemic.No region is unaffected; no person is untouched. Here, too, while AIDS is less visible and less prevalent than it is in some countries, many among ...
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Dying Young, Violently and Black
2007-11-28 22:14:00
I have posted twice on the death of professional football player Sean Taylor. But I feel compelled to discuss it once again, from a slightly different perspective. One of my favorite columnists Michael Wilbon is being lambasted in the blogosphere for his column titled ?Dying Young, Black ?. His colleague at the Washington Post , Leonard Shapiro ...
More About: Video , News , Murder
Prayer: Be Near Me Father
2007-11-28 17:30:00
Lord God the Almighty, the Spirit of Truth, God of Seeing? Be near me Father, for I long to be near You. I have made You, the Sovereign Lord, my refuge; I draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith. Your nearness, is my source of strength, of joy and of peace. Be near me Father, through ...
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Prayer for Sean Taylor and Family After His Passing
2007-11-27 14:05:00
Heavenly Father, Comforter and Protector, I come asking You to watch over Sean Taylor. Please take the soul of this young man into Your arms, comfort him and welcome him home, into Your eternal kingdom. Lord, I ask that You touch his family, friends and fans. Grant them the graces necessary to shoulder this cross. Although ...
More About: News , Religion , Sports , Family , God
?God Must Be Busy? Revisited
2007-11-27 05:37:00
I wrote a post, Mini Manna: God Must Be Busy, the same night I heard the Brooks & Dunn song on the CMA broadcast. I am taking this opportunity to revisit the song and my analysis after hearing the songwriter discuss his intent. ??God Must Be Busy? is a song about one simple man?s enduring faith ...
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Prayer for Sean Taylor and Family
2007-11-27 03:34:00
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope ~~ Romans 15:13 Dear Heavenly Father, full of grace and love, I come to ask your comfort for Sean Taylor and his family of relatives, friends and fans. Thank ...
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Today?s Morning Prayer: Discipline and Protection
2007-11-25 16:46:00
Heavenly Father come close; come quickly. My heart cries out; my raised hands are my morning prayers. Post a guard at my mouth, God , set a watch at the door of my lips. Police my mind; arrest my dreams of evil or thoughts of bad company. Shield me from those who do wrong? don’t let them lure me with ...
More About: Religion , Jesus , Dreams , Faith
?Black Friday? Inspiration
2007-11-24 18:34:00
Yesterday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, I found myself at the Mall in Columbia, MD. I knew it was ?Black Friday? , but I had no choice. Chai, my wife?s “lovely” dog, enlisted my glasses as a chew toy, and I was blind. The mall was a madhouse, and maybe not just figuratively: A 2006 Stanford University study ...
More About: Christmas , Holidays , Religion , Shopping , Inspiration
Top Ten Things For Which I Am Thankful
2007-11-22 17:17:00
10 Thank you Lord, for every night I lie down in a comfortable and safe home. But, an estimated 100 million people worldwide are homeless. Lord, I pray for all women and men, boys and girls who are homeless. For all these people, I pray that you will provide shelter, security and hope.   9 Thank you Lord, ...
More About: Jesus , Family , Health , Parenting , Children
Count Your Blessings
2007-11-21 15:17:00
Count your blessings, this is such a simple charge. Yet in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, stopping to be grateful and count our blessings is something we tend to overlook. Counting our blessings, instead of the losses and focusing on the positive aspects of life can help in shifting attitudes and life challenges. ...
More About: Video , Christmas , Dallas , Thanksgiving , White
Praying the Psalms: Praise God, For He is Worthy
2007-11-20 15:12:00
I lift you high in praise, my God , O my King! and I’ll bless Your name into eternity. I’ll bless You every day, and keep it up from now to eternity. God is magnificent; He can never be praised enough. There are no boundaries to His greatness. Generation after generation stands in awe of Your work; each one tells stories of ...
More About: Video , Peace , Bible , Prayers
Today?s Morning Prayer: A Heart Free From Pride
2007-11-19 18:52:00
My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore. ~~ Psalm ...
More About: Religion , Bible , Prayers , Free , Prayer
A Parent?s Prayer
2007-11-19 02:04:00
Heavenly Father, Make me a better parent Teach me to understand my children, To listen patiently to what they have to say, And to answer all their questions kindly. Keep me from interrupting them, or contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me. Forbid that I should ever laugh at their ...
More About: Religion , Family , Kids , Parenting , Children
Thanksgiving Proclamation: Bush, 2007
2007-11-18 21:32:00
Americans are a grateful people, ever mindful of the many ways we have been blessed. On Thanksgiving Day, we lift our hearts in gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy, the people we love, and the gifts of ...
More About: News , Politics , Bush , God , History
The Prayer of the Children
2007-11-18 13:36:00
  The Prayer of the Children by Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon Can you hear the prayer of the children? On bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room Empty eyes with no more tears to cry Turning heavenward toward the light Crying jesus, help me To see the morning light-of one more day But if i should die before i wake, I ...
More About: Video , Peace , God , Love
Thanksgiving Proclamation: Clinton
2007-11-18 13:20:00
From the beginnings of our Nation, we have sought to recognize the providence and mercy of God with words and acts of gratitude, indeed with effort and energy toward helping others wherever need occurred. In the colorful days and weeks when the autumn of the year ...
More About: Politics , History , President , Thanksgiving
The Good & Bad Days of Prayer
2007-11-17 22:07:00
The Good & Bad Days of Prayer   There are good days and bad days.   On a bad day: I find myself in difficulty, so I pray; Worry stifles me, so I pray; Temptation overcomes me, so I pray;   On a good day: I pray, and I overcome temptation; I pray, and I stifle worry; I pray, and in difficulty, I find myself. ~ by Lester Wall
More About: Religion , God , Poetry , Faith , Poems
Prayer for Bangladesh
2007-11-16 21:31:00
Heavenly Father, who in Your great love and compassion hears the prayers of all Your people and is ever-present with those who walk in the shadow of death. I offer my prayers for all who suffer loss and devastation due to the Bangladesh cyclone disaster. Grant peace and happiness, for those who have died. Heal ...
More About: News , Religion , Peace , God , Faith
Every Morning
2007-11-16 16:44:00
  Every Morning Every morning lean thine arms awhile Upon the window-sill of heaven And gaze upon thy Lord, Then, with vision in thy heart, Turn strong to meet thy day.   ~by Thomas Blake
More About: Religion , Poetry , Poems , Heaven , Prayer
Thanksgiving Proclamation: Kennedy
2007-11-16 04:53:00
“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.” More than three centuries ago, the Pilgrims, after a year of hardship and peril, humbly and reverently set aside a special day upon which to give thanks to God for their ...
More About: Politics , History , President , Thanksgiving
Torture is a Moral Issue
2007-11-15 17:26:00
In living our lives of, “what’s for dinner?” , “who’s picking up the boys from practice?” and “it costs that much!?”, we let issues that we normally take a stand on, drift off our radar. Unfortunately some of these issues, and images, just will not go away. Recently, a military manual detailing the day-to-day operations of ...
More About: News , Politics , Religion , Faith , Abu Ghraib
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