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The Prayer of the Overwhelmed

The Prayer of the Overwhelmed

“Would it kill you to give us a break here?” That’s what a prayer for help can sound like when we’re raw with fatigue. It’s a little edgy. Maybe not so pious-sounding. But there’s an honesty and sincerity about it. It’s the earnest prayer of the overwhelmed. It’s...
Some Things Are Hard to Hear

Some Things Are Hard to Hear

Listen to AudioFor those accustomed to modern pictures depicting smiling Jesus and mild-mannered, freshly scrubbed Jesus, Mark’s account of Jesus’s exchange with the Syrophoenician woman does not compute. A woman begs for mercy, not for herself, but for her tormented...