Sunday Solitude

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)

Be like Jesus. Get alone with your Heavenly Father right now and pray.

Here’s today’s prayer suggestion. Pray through it with all your heart, soul and mind.

God Is God (And I’m Not)

Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done. (Luke 22:42)

If I’m brutally honest, my prayers often have this overall theme: “Not your will, God, but MINE.” They usually consist of two parts: (1) listing all the things that didn’t go my way that day and (2) asking God to make ’em go my way the next.

But a Breath

Show me, O Lord,
my life’s end
and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting my life is.
You have made my days
a mere handbreath;
the span of my years
is nothing before you.
Everyone is but a breath,
even those who seem secure.

Are You Asleep?

It’s BIG QUESTIONS WEEK here on GUWG, where all week long we’re looking at thought-provoking ?s from the Bible.

It was Jesus’ final night before the cross. After the Last Supper, he took Peter, James and John to an olive grove to do some heavy praying. Here’s what Jesus told them:

Anti-Grumbling Prayer

Here’s a little prayer to conclude NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2019. Thanks to all who participated!


Please forgive me for all my
griping and

Grumbling Antidote #1: Thankfulness

Yesterday, we officially kicked off NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2019 here on GUWG.

We started off with a pair of Bible verses that make it clear that grumbling, whining and complaining are bad things. We then issued a challenge: we asked all of our grumble-prone readers to (1) pinch themselves every time they feel a grumble coming on and instead (2) recite one of the verses.

Memorial Day Prayer

Here’s a little prayer as we celebrate Memorial Day today here in the US …


in whom we live, love,
and have our being,
we take time today to uplift
the heavy hearts of those
for whom Memorial Day
is more than a mere diversion,