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My name is Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr., Ph.D., founder and executive director of

I have been in the pastoral ministry and a professor of theology for more than 30 years, serving churches and seminaries in California, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. My passion is to grow as a prayer warrior and to encourage others to experience the power of prayer in their lives, vocations and ministries. If you’d like to know more about me, click here.


Below is an audio version of the accompanying written prayer

Praise for the Beauty of a New Day! 



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Dear Heavenly Father, 

We give you praise for the beauty of a new day! For it is in you that we live, move, and maintain our being! Our hearts are filled with gratitude simply by reflecting on the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Thank you, bless you, we worship you. 

 Lord, we live in a beautiful creation, a world you created by the words of your mouth. And yet there seems to be trouble in every direction we look. We are a broken world, a tainted society, a needy culture. Without your intervention, we would have no hope and would be prisoners of despair. We confess our brokenness and acknowledge our evil deeds and sinful selfish ways that bring such hurt, harm, and danger to others. Please, O God, forgive us and redeem us individually and collectively. May your kingdom come through Jesus Christ the Lord and our Savior. 

 Thank you for making a way out of no way! Thank you for demonstrating a love through the cross of Christ, that will never let us go, thank you, Lord God, for truth, justice, mercy, and love that never fails. As we reflect on your greatness, our spirits cry out, “Have thine own way in our lives, have thine own way in the hearts of your people, have thine own way in this world. 

 For Christ’s sake,  Amen