Praying for Police (Scriptures to Use)

Bob Roane Prayer, Praise, Worship, Service

Used at a recent Bible study for Houston Police Department officers and chaplains. Most of us are aware that the day-to-day work of police officers can be full of potential dangers. They can be injured or killed by criminals or traffic accidents. In the current climate they are often underappreciated and disrespected. Shift work and stress can contribute to poor …

Bold Praying (Part 3)

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Prayer, Praise, Worship

May my cry and supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise….May your hand be ready to help me….I long for your salvation, Lord….Let me live that I may praise you….I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.  (Psalm 119:169-176) Last time we began to look at Bold Praying …

Bold Praying (Part 2)

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Prayer, Praise, Worship

O Lord, oppose those who oppose me. Fight those who fight against me. Take up shield and armor; arise and come to my aid….Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught. (Psalm 35:1-2, 55:1-2) If you missed it, you can go back and read …

Bold Praying (Part 1)

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Since we have a great high priest who has ascended into Heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we have a high priest who is able to empathize with our weaknesses. He was tempted in every way, just as we are—yet He did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne …

All Your Anxieties

Bob Roane Counseling, Joy and Peace, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Cast all your anxieties [cares, concerns, worries] on God because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) Recently, I used the verse above to encourage someone and remembered a praise song based upon it. The “Cares Chorus” was written by Kelly Willard in 1979 it and goes like this: I cast all my cares upon you. I lay all of …

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Yes, Christmas is past, but I’m still singing this hymn myself. It’s based on this Scripture: Near Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, there was a multitude of the heavenly host (angels) praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!” (Luke 2:13-14) “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a …