The Day I Lost the Key

There is an exhaustion so absolute that you find yourself counting minutes before you can crawl between the sheets. In my experience, that overload usually involved an overseas flight and jetlag. No matter how we adjusted our flight schedule, crossing the international date-line always depleted our reserves. I suppose any continual twenty-six-hour trip will do that. Our plane trip had been …

An Intercessor’s Cry

By: Myrna Weaver – Sanctuary City Intercessor “Dear Heavenly Father, You have drawn me aside to read I Samuel. The destruction of Eli’s family and the sins of Samuel’s sons are in this portion of scripture. I Samuel 2:12,17 says, “Now the sons of Eli were useless men; they did not know the Lord. And so the sin of the …

The Ladder

Standing at the base of the ladder, I allowed my eyes to follow its ascent upward. Taller than the giant sequoias, the uppermost reach of the rungs extended out of my eyesight. The view was spectacular, yet I remained focused on my intent.  I’d come by way of invitation, and as I waited, light filtered around me. Brilliant, warm, and …

The Listening Prayer

O Holy Father, As we direct our eyes toward You today, we see You sitting in a place of splendor and majesty. “Strength and joy are in Your place,” and nothing is too difficult for You (1 Chronicles 16:27; Jeremiah 32:27). Thank You for opening the heavenlies that we might peer into this place of final reality (Revelation 4:1). With …

Pinpointing Light

I remember the cold, dark room and my yearning for the warmth of day. Black-out paper covered the doorway next to me, protecting the space against an inevitable dawn. I sat motionless in a midnight as black as pitch. I dreamt, but it felt very real. Although my surroundings offered no hope, my heart remained calm. Fear lurked in the shadows and whispered …

Prayer for Hope

Holy Father, Thank You for being a God Who keeps Your promises (Joshua 21:45). Unlike people who make promises without follow-through, You fulfill what You say when You accomplish Your plans (Lamentations 2:17). You are attentive to Your Word so that it actualizes Your purpose (Jeremiah 1:12). Amid our pain, You’ve provided a promise for every problem. As we meditate …