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Praying Pastors Wives

When I was a teenager, my father was Pastor of a church in Houston, Texas and my mother was President of a city-wide Pastor Wives organization.  On a cold-December night I lay in an Emergency Room with a broken second vertebra of the neck, hearing doctors saying it was a miracle I was alive, and not paralyzed. That’s when my mother sprang into action.  On the social media of the day, my mother placed phone calls to several Pastor wives, who in turn called several others, and the prayer chain…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on February 20, 2017 at 7:28am — 1 Comment

Morning by Morning, February 16 - Savior of All

Morning by Morning, February 16 -…
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Added by Tommy Hays on February 16, 2017 at 8:57am — 1 Comment

A Look at the Task

There are two billion people who call themselves Christians. Of those, only 680 million (11.5 percent) are Evangelicals or Bible reading Christians. Our task is to wake up 1.3 billion sleeping Christians and simultaneously reach the other 4.5 billion people on the earth. Those billions live in…

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Added by P. Douglas Small on February 9, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Morning by Morning, February 8 - Lean In to the Spirit

Morning by Morning, February 8 - Lean In to the…
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Added by Tommy Hays on February 8, 2017 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

A Biblical Entrepreneur

For the entrepreneur, possibility is greatly exaggerated. The question is not if one will get those two minutes with a successful gadzillionaire; it's what one will do with them -- particularly at the inevitable moment of the question, "What do you want from me?" When Steve Jobs cold-called Bill Hewlett out of the phone book, and Bill asked him that question, Jobs' answer was, "left over electronics parts." I don't know how much Jobs had thought about that answer, but…

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Added by Michael Richter on February 4, 2017 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Responding to Prayer Requests

The more social media responses I read of people responding to prayer requests, the more I realize how much we have failed in teaching people about prayer.  When Bible Schools and Seminaries opt not to teach prayer in their curriculum, assuming that students already know how to pray and how to lead others to pray, they graduate ministers who are weak in prayer, who in turn are unable to teach or lead believers how to pray, and thus folks know not how to even respond to the prayer requests of…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on January 29, 2017 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Morning by Morning - Hear from Heaven and Heal Our Land

Morning by Morning, January 20 - Hear from Heaven and Heal Our Land
 
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Let Your name be the first word from my mouth this morning and let my relationship with You -- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit -- have the first place in my life.  ...
 
"If My people who are called by My name will…
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Added by Tommy Hays on January 20, 2017 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Lessons learned from the Welsh Revival of 1904-5

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Added by Randall J Hekman on January 17, 2017 at 7:21am — No Comments

Practicing God’s Presence in 2017



"Every moment is alive with My glorious Presence, to those whose hearts are intimately connected with Mine. As you give yourself more and more to a life of constant communion with Me, you will find that you simply have no time to worry. Thus, you are freed to let My Spirit direct your steps, enabling you to walk along the path of peace." Sarah Young, Jesus Calling



As we enter into a new year, it is absolutely essential…

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Added by Debbie Przybylski on January 16, 2017 at 1:23pm — No Comments

4 causes for a boring prayer meeting and how to cure them

 

One of the reasons that people don’t go to a prayer meeting is that they think that it is going to be boring. Even if Christians “should” go to the prayer meeting even if it is boring there are ways to change it so boring is not the first thing that comes to mind when people hear the words, “prayer meeting.”…

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Added by Kevin Senapatiratne on January 12, 2017 at 10:40am — No Comments

How You can Stand in the Gap with Prayer for your Grandchildren

How You can Stand in the Gap with Prayer for your Grandchildren

Years ago, Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Jews when their lives were physically threatened. Today grandparents can stand in the gap with prayer for their grandchildren in the same way as their spiritual lives are threatened.  …

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on January 2, 2017 at 12:32pm — No Comments

My Problem with Prayer (as it's Performed)

2016 has been a year where I've prayed for extraordinary prayer within my life, within the Church, and also throughout the entire world.  I've been encouraged as God has shown me people and places where He's answering that prayer.  Yet, I witness many times where prayer is offered quickly, and in a perfunctory manner, that is anything but extraordinary.  In fact, I sometimes find myself deeply desiring to see a new "ordinary"…
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Added by Rob Griepentrog on December 27, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

Kneel and Receive this Christmas

There are probably few images more evocative than the manger – that of the shepherds and the Wise Men kneeling before the babe, Christ Jesus. We know that it is unlikely that the two groups were there at the same time, and also, the Biblical record doesn’t include the angels that we place around the primitive scene, but we sense that in that moment kings and common men, indeed, heaven and earth were drawn together. It is a kind of cosmic, but simple image. God has come – in innocence. And…

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Added by P. Douglas Small on December 15, 2016 at 2:31pm — No Comments

When Christmas is not a joyful celebration

I've just read a blog of an intercessor about Christmas - for her "T'is the season to be jolly" was not possible for several years since losing her son in a traffic accident. Thanksgiving and Christmas were awful, painful reminders of her big loss. But now, there is enough healing and peace to celebrate the birth of Jesus again. The love of the Lord, that carried her through dark times, has broken through at last. Missing her son will always be there, until they are united in the Lord, but…

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Added by Malva Birch on December 10, 2016 at 9:41am — No Comments

The Bible's Built-In Prayer Guide

If you're like me, you sometimes find yourself stuck trying to think of something to pray about.  While we're surrounded by people and matters to pray about, there are just some times when the mind gets stuck, and prayer can seemingly grind to a halt.



Recently, I was preparing a prayer guide for a prayer meeting focusing on Revival in the Church.  I was reading Romans…
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Added by Rob Griepentrog on December 7, 2016 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Engaging in CHRISTmas Conversations

Engaging in CHRISTmas Conversations

 

Greetings Neighbors,

   I pray that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that now you are busy preparing your hearts and homes for Christmas. It is such a beautiful time of the year; lights brighten our homes inside and out, generosity flows and the smells of our favorite goodies baking in the kitchen fill the air. More than anything else this year, I am praying that the sights and sounds of…

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Added by Kathy Branzell on December 3, 2016 at 8:38am — No Comments

Are You Thankful for Prayer?

The majority of the world lives without the hope offered by Christ. The open door to God’s throne is a unique post-resurrection-ascension-enthronement Christian notion and unique privilege. That we can pray, pour out our souls to a God who cares, is an incredible privilege. That we get answers from God is beyond incredible. Sadly, prayer is now seen as passé. It is the most under-utilized privilege afforded believers. The average American Christian prays only four minutes a day. God leaves…

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Added by P. Douglas Small on November 22, 2016 at 9:17am — No Comments

Testimony of Thanks

The Testimony of Thanks

 

1 Chronicles 16:8-13, “Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad. Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually. Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth, O seed of Israel…

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Added by Kathy Branzell on November 21, 2016 at 8:27am — 1 Comment

A Post-Election prayer

Father, we acknowledge that the hearts of presidents, kings, and all leaders are in your hands.  You are the one who brings people into positions of leadership and you are the one who moves them out of these positions.  The times of nations are in your hands also.  You are sovereign over all.

Lord, what we see in our country disturbs us - the division, the self-centeredness, the moral drift, the challenges to the very foundations on which this country was built.  We see the…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on November 16, 2016 at 7:40am — No Comments

A Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Father, we stand with our brothers and sisters around the world who are undergoing persecution today for their faith.  We remember them before you, and plead for your mercy on them and your intervention in their circumstances.

Strengthen the faith of those who are suffering in various ways for their faith, Lord.  Draw near to them, and draw them near to you in prayer.  As they seek you in prayer, grant them your peace and a sense of your presence and provision.  Protect…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on November 13, 2016 at 9:46am — No Comments

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