I look for your deliverance, Lord. Genesis 49:18, NIV Lord our God, help us in these days that are so difficult for us. Help us never to lose our expectation of the time that is to come, the time of Jesus Christ, Lord of heaven and earth. Strengthen us, we pray, and strengthen those all over the world who have to endure great suffering, especially the destitute and the dying. May your heavenly hosts come down to the many who are in misery, so that your name is praised in life and in death, in whatever we have to go through. For we shall praise you, no matter what happens now or in the days ahead. May your glory remain in our hearts, with the joy that you, O God, are the Father of all. Amen.
Recent Articles from Plough
friday long read
We Have This Treasure in Jars of Clay
An album by Dime Store Prophets released at the peak of contemporary Christian music still speaks to me about how to express my faith. Read now.
thursday books and culture
Editors’ Picks: “Walk with Me”
A review of Kate Clifford Larson’s Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer. Read now.
I Am with You Always
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
Rick Warren says, “Soak in these ‘words of hope for a time of sickness’ by the Blumhardts and find healing strength for your soul.” Read now.
PloughCast #29 Finding Joy: Music, Community, Practical Philosophy, and Jane Austen
Peter Mommsen, Susannah Black, Phil Christman, Joseph M. Keegin, and Joy Clarkson
Joey Keegin and Phil Christman on nostalgia and music, and Joy Clarkson on her book Aggressively Happy. Read now.
Do Christians Have a Responsibility to Protect?
Michael Budde says many Christians would like a Christ who allows them to kill. Read now.
Daily Prayer for April 23
Source: Daily Prayer