PRAYER AND REFLECTIONS

This site was designed by Doris Haver Rouse as a means of sharing biblical insights and encouragement for Christ-like followers. It includes information about a series of Reflections books that combine poetry and scripture with picturesque photos for prayer and reflection.

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Strength through Joy

Renewed joy and strength can only come from the power of the Holy Spirit that comes to live within us at the time of our faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

When My Heart Is Overwhelmed

When our world spins out of control, we are tempted to wring our hands in fear or lapse into denial and complacency. Neither is productive when facing life’s negative realities.

Hope of Christmas

We exercise and strengthen our faith when we choose faith and trust over fear and doubt. As you listen to Christmas music, may you be encouraged, your faith strengthened, and your hopes renewed.

Peace at What Price

A united belief and trust in God and the principles of the Bible have been the thread that united us as a nation for many years. To compromise our values and principles in an effort to achieve unity translates to the selling of our souls for a superficial peace.

Praying God’s Will

As we prepare to vote in the upcoming election, we need to exercise faith and pray in submission and obedience, trusting that God knows best what will further His plan and purpose for our lives.

God’s Sovereignty

The desire to control and be independent is a natural one, and fear magnifies that urge to control—or at least to try. It is as we acknowledge our lack of control and trust Him that we find intimacy with our heavenly Father who is sovereign and always in control. 

Victory Through Praise

By nature, we tend to whine, complain or exhibit a victim mentality when things are not going exactly as we hoped or planned. It is in those times we need most to praise Him despite our circumstances or feelings.

True Freedom

Today’s culture has attempted to eradicate sin through denial or by trying to control it with legislation. Neither are sufficient to free us from our sinful nature.