United in Prayer

United in Prayer

mustard flower in the garden

May the God who inspires men to endure, and gives them a Father’s care, give you a mind united towards one another because of your common loyalty to Jesus Christ. And then, as one man, you will sing from the heart the praises of God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. So open your […]

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Pinnacle of Garden Prayers

olive fruits on branches

“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet […]

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Garden Prayers for Persecutors

garden path invites prayer

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you so that you will be acting as children of your Father who is in heaven. He makes the sun rise on both the evil and the good and sends rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:44 – […]

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Prayers That Bring Them Back

blooming beauties

The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. So the Lord brought against them the army commanders of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh prisoner, put a hook in his nose, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon. In his distress he sought the favor of […]

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Working Turned to Praying

fresh carrots from the working garden

As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. 1 Samuel 12:23 NIV Gardeners, we have much work to do, and we’re not talking about weeding, watering, or planting pots. Why not direct our thoughts, while our souls are rejoicing in taking care […]

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Prayers in Gold

golden pansies in vertical planters

The Garden in Delight blog leads you deeper into prayer this holy season: As the garden wakes up in spring to the work of overturning soil, pulling up dead plants, and digging spots for new ones, so let us put those shovels, spades, and trowels to work as metaphor and Dig into Prayer. At its simplest, prayer […]

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A Lenten Dig into Prayer

Dig into Prayer meme with garden shovels and trowels

The Garden in Delight blog leads you deeper into prayer this holy season: As the garden wakes up in spring to the work of overturning soil, pulling up dead plants, and digging spots for new ones, so let us put those shovels, spades, and trowels to work as metaphor and Dig into Prayer. At its […]

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A Winter Letter

BRIT Herbarium guest book

Dear Garden in Delight Blog Subscribers, Greetings in 2019! I hope you have had a cozy winter, some of us frozen in the polar vortex, some under gentler blankets of snow; or if you are a Texan gardener, you know the warm air and weeds are here already! Today’s post is just a keep-in-touch letter. […]

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Happy Old Year

Happy Old Year garden review

Happy New Year from Garden in Delight. Cheers! Here’s hoping you have enjoyed the Happy Old Year, Garden in Delight style, finding fun, insightful, creative ways to grow your faith as you dream, plan, plant, water, weed, sweat, harvest, haul to compost…or restfully read…in your garden. The year’s work has no doubt been a holy […]

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Poignant Pines

starry branches of stone pines

It’s been a month of conifer delight, and no better way to finish off Isaiah’s Evergreens than to plant pines: [The wood-carver] cuts down cedars; he selects the cypress and the oak; he plants the pine in the forest to be nourished by the rain. Then he uses part of the wood to make a […]

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