The Easter Eclipse

The Apostle who walked on water, testified to Jesus’ deity, and saw the Son of God transfigured was also the very one targeted for turmoil (Matthew 14:29; 16:16;17:1-4). With a violent upheaval, Satan demanded to overthrow Peter’s faith (Luke 22:31).  Of course, Peter resolutely rejected this idea. His experiences with Jesus were too many. His love for Him was too …

Prayer from the Shadows

O Jesus, Thank You that our relationship deepens as You and I walk through shadows together. Ours is no longer a simple stroll along a grassy riverbank but a fusion of spirit and soul. H.D.M. Spence once testified, “Divine shepherding means more than green pastures and still waters; it sometimes means ‘the valley of the shadow of death.’” During our …

Prayer for Betrayal

Holy Father, I stumble into Your Presence with a wounded heart. Pierced to the core, my anguished heart evidences the heartbrokenness of betrayal. My suffering is magnified knowing this was someone I trusted, someone to whom I gave one of my most precious masterpieces. The more the story unfolds, the more I am shocked by the deceit and manipulation. How …

Trauma Prayer

O Tender Father, I am so thankful that You do not avoid the crushed and brokenhearted but come near us in our agony (Psalm 34:18). Compassion sends You to those who’ve been battered with abuse and trauma. Although You are exalted on high, You willingly descend to be with all who are contrite and lowly of spirit (Isaiah 57:15). I …