Prayer & Devotion

  • Prayer: Standing before God’s Throne on Earth

    Prayer: Standing before God’s Throne on Earth

    If there is a spiritual struggle I’ve heard colleagues and coworkers raise again and again, it’s the struggle to maintain a disciplined prayer life. Perhaps it’s the busyness of our...

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  • Praying with a Thankful Spirit

    Praying with a Thankful Spirit

    In her book The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom relates an incident that taught her always to be thankful. She and her sister, Betsy, had just been transferred to the worst Nazi prison...

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  • Prayer | Lutheran Life Fall 2020

    Prayer | Lutheran Life Fall 2020

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  • November 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    November 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    “How are you?” I rarely ask that question in a conversation without receiving a response along the lines of “fine” or “doing good” or “so busy these days.” Rarely does someone respond...

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  • Overview of the Lord's Prayer3:51

    Overview of the Lord's Prayer

    In this short video, Rev. Pete Jurchen gives an overview of the Lord's Prayer. To learn more about CPH's confirmation curriculum, visit https://www.cph.org/c-2661-new-confirmation-instruction-series

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  • Luther’s Catechism Series: The Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer

    Luther’s Catechism Series: The Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer

    Every Sunday, as a community of believers, congregations say the Lord’s Prayer out loud. Luther goes into detail about what each petition of this prayer means, giving believers an...

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  • Jesus Gives You the Perfect Prayer

    Jesus Gives You the Perfect Prayer

    I am far from an expert on prayer.   I’m not the person to go to for tips on how to be consistent in prayer. I can remind you of the assurance we have in prayer because of Christ....

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  • Planning Your Ideal Devotional Time

    Planning Your Ideal Devotional Time

    When planning time for daily devotions, ideally, what does that look like to you? If my ideal devotional time was fulfilled, I would find myself at my favorite lakeside coffee shop each...

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  • Comforting Hymns for Listening at Home

    Comforting Hymns for Listening at Home

    I know I’m not alone when I say that during times of distress, I cling to music. I cling to melodies that I have come to love, especially melodies and lyrics that I can repeat as a...

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  • Five Prayers to Use in Times of Turmoil

    Five Prayers to Use in Times of Turmoil

    Times of turmoil can leave us shaken. We are reminded that we are not the ones in control. It teaches us that no day is guaranteed. But we can feel comforted knowing that Jesus is still...

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  • 5 Bible Verses to Cling to for Comfort

    5 Bible Verses to Cling to for Comfort

    In the past few weeks, you’ve likely heard a lot of words—words such as pandemic, fear, quarantine, isolation, or even emergency. But the words you should heed the most are those of...

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  • Continuing Community from Afar

    Continuing Community from Afar

    Right now, something I’ve been hearing for ages is turning out to be more shallow than I had previously believed. We’ve all probably heard at some point that we live in a time where we...

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  • The Four Different Loves in Your Life

    The Four Different Loves in Your Life

    In the New Testament, Christians are often told to love our brothers and sisters in Christ. The Greek language uses different words to describe love: storge, philia, eros, and agape, to...

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  • How to Form New Devotional Habits

    How to Form New Devotional Habits

    Can you believe that another year has come and gone?! In the blink of an eye, 2019 will be gone and 2020 will be here. For many, the start of the new year is a great time to think about...

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  • You’ve Got a New Bible. Now What?

    You’ve Got a New Bible. Now What?

    The past few months, I’ve been talking about new Bibles. From trying out a devotional Bible to gifting a Bible to someone, we’ve considered why finding the right Bible can enhance your...

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  • Our Way Home | Free Videos on the Lord's Prayer1:01

    Our Way Home | Free Videos on the Lord's Prayer

    The Our Way Home video study in CPH FaithCourses invites you to study this model prayer and the beauty within it. Using vivid storytelling, Dr. Dan Paavola takes viewers through the Lord’s Prayer, le

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  • Why a Devotional Bible Can Help Start a Bible-Reading Habit

    Why a Devotional Bible Can Help Start a Bible-Reading Habit

    I consistently remember to do my devotions but rarely think about going further into God's Word. It’s definitely a problem. I love that devotions center me on Christ, guide me through...

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  • Hymn Devotions: The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want

    Hymn Devotions: The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want

    This post is an excerpt adapted from Praise & Honor by Timothy J. Shoup

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  • Adding Calligraphy to Your Devotion Time

    Adding Calligraphy to Your Devotion Time

    Calligraphy is making a comeback. While penmanship is important, what is more important is the meaning behind the words themselves.

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  • Fancy Prayers and Simple Words

    Fancy Prayers and Simple Words

    Bring Him your simple words and join in the lovely scripted prayers of the Church, knowing He loves our words, no matter how we offer them. The number one comment I hear from people about pr

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