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Author: Rev. Bernie Seter

Paying Attention

Paying attention can be hard work and frustrating.  There are some great Scripture directives about paying attention. To what we have heard – “For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we...

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Driven to Prayer

Let everyone know most assuredly and not doubt that God does not send him this distress to destroy him.…He wants to drive him to pray, to implore, to fight, to exercise his faith, to learn another aspect of God’s person than...

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Distressed Prayer

Luther knew, probably from both his own experience and pastoral conversations, that prayer happens in the midst of darkness, both the darkness of night and of despair. Commenting on Gen15:5,the story of Abraham questioning God’s...

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Inept Prayers

Luther in Large Catechism says something fascinating. Therefore from youth on we should form the habit of praying daily for our needs, whenever we are aware of anything that affects us or other people around us, such as...

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Woke Children

President Harrison of the LCMS has a way if looking at conflict, trial, and temptation.  He says, and you plug in the verb, “we must pray, preach, or confess our way through it.”  All three activities are probably...

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