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1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to give thanks in all circumstances. Although scripture instructs us to live with thankful hearts, some times of the year tend to turn our minds more than usual toward thanksgiving. For me, the start of a new year is such a time.
I enjoy looking over the previous year, recalling what God has done that I'm thankful for - kind of like how Joshua had 12 men take stones from the middle of the dried-up Jordan riverbed to create a memorial to what God…Continue
"My name's Andrew, and I'm a list-prayer." OK, list praying is not really an addiction (though some of the more mystical among us might make us feel like we need to confess it). God wired many intercessors - including me - this way. But most of us would admit that there are times when the lists get exhausting. We tire ourselves out with our own words, and our sense of God's nearness dims as we concentrate on the details of our lists.
Enter a book like…
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. -- Colossians 4:2
If you're paying attention at all to events in our country these days, you may be struggling as I am with being thankful. Our country has been polarized - not in an instant, but over time. The polarization surfaced with the election of President Trump, which unleashed a level of hatred and violence that I have not seen in my lifetime. I am astonished and saddened to see…Continue
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…Continue
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…
Father, on the eve of our elections, we come to you in gratitude and supplication. Thank you, Lord, for a country that has free elections and for the widespread ability to participate in those elections. Thank you for the candidates and for all who have worked so hard on this campaign. And thank you for the prayer you have raised up from your church concerning this election.
Please protect the integrity of our elections tomorrow. In each voting place, clear the way for all who are…Continue
This edition of Spotlight covers the Midwest Prayer Conference held at Worthington Christian Church in Columbus Ohio on October 21-22. For coverage of the pre-conference held on October 21, see the previous Spotlight.
After a time of extended worship, Dave Butts kicked off the 2016 edition of the Midwest Prayer Conference with a session on…Continue
Reflections on a message given by Dave Butts at Worthington Christian Church on Sunday, October 23, 2016 (a follow-up message from the Midwest Prayer Conference).
Nearly every believer (and probably most non-believers) in America would agree that the country is in crisis today. Crisis from the outside at the hands of Islamic terrorists, rogue states like North Korea and reinvigorated rivals like Russia; crisis from the inside on fronts like the economy, social…