Devotional readings and reflections from CACE.

Praying to Be Renewed

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death …

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Praying to Help Gather

Jesus saw the many people and felt sorry for them because they were worried and helpless—like sheep without a shepherd to lead them.  Jesus said to his followers, “There is such a big harvest of people to bring in. But there are only a few workers to help harvest them. God owns the harvest. Ask …

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Praying to Be Led

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all. (Isaiah 11:6) Led by a child?  The way Isaiah seems to have Jesus all figured out, …

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Praying to Hear God Call Me by Name

“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” (Isaiah 40:16) I dearly love this picture of God that Isaiah paints. Isaiah says we …

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Praying for My Mouth and Heart

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)  It’s all about the flow from the inside to the outside. This is the last line of David’s magnificent psalm that begins “The Heavens declare the glory of God.”  It’s a prayer …

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