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Giving Ourselves to Prayer: An Acts 6:4 Primer for Ministry

Started Jan 18, 2011 0 Replies

Eighty brief chapters by eighty different authors.  Great resourse book on prayer.

The Prayer-Shaped Disciple

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan R. Crawford Mar 29, 2011. 2 Replies

After teaching a course on prayer at the Seminary level for many years, lecture notes were turned into a textbook.  This is it.

 

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Prayer-Driven Preaching

Effective preaching must be preceded by effectual praying. Occasionally, the King James Version of the Bible still has a better choice of words than more modern translations. That’s why I prefer the KJV for James 5:16, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Assuming the righteous status of the preacher, effectual praying produces effective preaching. It matters little whether the sermon is categorized as textual, expository, topical, or the currently popular term,…See More
May 4
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A Prayer-Shaped Disciple

“The Prayer-Shaped Disciple” - It’s the name of the textbook I wrote for use in Seminary classes on prayer. It is also the name of the seminar I lead occasionally in churches. I led such a seminar in a church in west Texas earlier this month and will lead one in a church in Oklahoma next month. It is often the title of a sermon series I preach where I serve as Interim Pastor. To be shaped in the image of Jesus is to be prayer-shaped. He prayed at his baptism, He prayed from His cross, and He…See More
Apr 28
Dan R. Crawford's blog post was featured

A Prayer-Shaped Disciple

“The Prayer-Shaped Disciple” - It’s the name of the textbook I wrote for use in Seminary classes on prayer. It is also the name of the seminar I lead occasionally in churches. I led such a seminar in a church in west Texas earlier this month and will lead one in a church in Oklahoma next month. It is often the title of a sermon series I preach where I serve as Interim Pastor. To be shaped in the image of Jesus is to be prayer-shaped. He prayed at his baptism, He prayed from His cross, and He…See More
Apr 28
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Praying for New-born Babies and Their Parents

When I was born, the hospital in Temple, Texas had a show window where they placed their idea of the best-looking baby to be born that day/week. Partly because someone thought I was that baby, and partly because my mother was a registered nurse in the same hospital, I spent a full week in the show window. Of course, I don’t remember it, but I was reminded of it many times through the years. Last week I walked through the new-born section of a local hospital. One cannot do that without also…See More
Mar 10
Dan R. Crawford's blog post was featured

Don't Say Amen!

I have a confession. Growing up, it seemed the preachers always used at least one Hebrew or Greek word in every sermon to help clarify or explain the biblical text. This was good. It was helpful. I appreciated it. But I also assumed if I didn’t understand a word or phrase in the worship service, it must be Hebrew or Greek. So, my youthful observation led me to assume the word “Amen” was either Hebrew or Greek for “Sit down.” Every time someone ended a prayer with the word “Amen” we all sat…See More
Feb 24
Malva Birch commented on Dan R. Crawford's blog post Prayed-Up Pastors and Interceding People
"Most important for all of us every day - pray before talking and doing."
Feb 24
Malva Birch commented on Dan R. Crawford's blog post Praying Through Transitions
"Great post! Love your mother's prayer! Thank you for sharing this."
Feb 24
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Feb 19
Dan R. Crawford's blog post was featured

Prayed-Up Pastors and Interceding People

When your Pastor stands to proclaim God’s Word is there the appearance of being “prayed up?” You may or may not be able to discern this, but don’t assume that this is the case. Vance Havner borrowed an anonymous quote to describe the possibility that a pastor may not be up to date in his prayer life. "The devil is in constant conspiracy against a preacher who really prays, for it has been said that what a minister is in his prayer closet is what he is, no more, no less." Granted, it is…See More
Jan 20
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Prayed-Up Pastors and Interceding People

When your Pastor stands to proclaim God’s Word is there the appearance of being “prayed up?” You may or may not be able to discern this, but don’t assume that this is the case. Vance Havner borrowed an anonymous quote to describe the possibility that a pastor may not be up to date in his prayer life. "The devil is in constant conspiracy against a preacher who really prays, for it has been said that what a minister is in his prayer closet is what he is, no more, no less." Granted, it is…See More
Jan 20
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The Christmas Prayer and Proclamation of One Elderly Woman

While the birth of Jesus didn’t happen on the day we call “Christmas” nevertheless, many celebrate His birth on December 25, our Christmas Day. Almost lost in the scripture account of Jesus’ birth is the story of Anna. By any measurement, Anna was an elderly woman. The Bible describes her as follows: “She was of a great age and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years” (Luke 2:36-37). Considering the fact that girls often…See More
Dec 25, 2018
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Praying for and with Veterans on their Day

One of God’s greatest gifts is memory.  When we remember, we sometimes sit in a recliner and reflect.  Other times we do something in response to memory. Today, people will place flowers at grave sites, and memorials of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Others will attend ceremonies in cemeteries and at national monuments.  Still others, will pause in the midst of worship services to remember and pray.  We act out our remembrance and our appreciation, for those who served…See More
Nov 11, 2018
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Praying Through Transitions

Transition is tough! I wonder how old does one need to be before life is not punctuated by transitions? I’m not sure. You’ll need to ask that question to someone older than me. I clearly remember transitioning from being at home all day, as a five-year old, to going off to school every morning. I did so with a prayer from and with my mother, the greatest prayer warrior I ever knew. She faithfully prayed every day, that I would do the best I could, with what I had, for Jesus’ sake, on that day.…See More
Oct 27, 2018
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What God Can Do, and What We Can Do

To my surprise, the church announced their high-attendance Sunday goal and then prayed that God would help them to reach it. I was only their Interim Pastor, so was not in on the setting of the goal. When I asked how they arrived at the number, the answer was that it was ten more people than they had last year on high-attendance Sunday. Why do we ask God for things we know we can achieve in case He doesn’t? Were they afraid to ask God for fifty or a hundred more people? Afraid that the God who…See More
Sep 24, 2018
Malva Birch commented on Dan R. Crawford's blog post When God Says No
"John 13:7 Jesus replied, "You don't understand now what I am doing, but someday you will." NLT"
Sep 21, 2018
Andrew R. Wheeler commented on Dan R. Crawford's blog post When God Says No
"Paul might have been asking for the wrong thing in 2 Corinthians 12, but he was asking with the right heart.  As a result, when God said, "no", Paul not only accepted that answer but rejoiced in it.  He even came to understand…"
Sep 21, 2018

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To help us network with each other better, what is your prayer role(s)?
Passionate about prayer (no specific role)
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary things you pray about?
Missions, The Nations, Unreached Peoples
Also, what types of prayer do you engage in most regularly?
Praying Scripture, Prayer Journeys (to other locations & nations), Private Intercession

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Prayer-Driven Preaching

Posted on May 4, 2019 at 9:15am 0 Comments

Effective preaching must be preceded by effectual praying. Occasionally, the King James Version of the Bible still has a better choice of words than more modern translations. That’s why I prefer the KJV for James 5:16, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Assuming the righteous status of the preacher, effectual praying produces effective preaching. It matters little whether the sermon is categorized as textual, expository, topical, or the currently popular term,…

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A Prayer-Shaped Disciple

Posted on April 27, 2019 at 10:25am 0 Comments

“The Prayer-Shaped Disciple” - It’s the name of the textbook I wrote for use in Seminary classes on prayer. It is also the name of the seminar I lead occasionally in churches. I led such a seminar in a church in west Texas earlier this month and will lead one in a church in Oklahoma next month. It is often the title of a sermon series I preach where I serve as Interim Pastor. To be shaped in the image of Jesus is to be prayer-shaped. He prayed at his baptism, He prayed from His cross, and He…

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Praying for New-born Babies and Their Parents

Posted on March 10, 2019 at 3:01pm 0 Comments

When I was born, the hospital in Temple, Texas had a show window where they placed their idea of the best-looking baby to be born that day/week. Partly because someone thought I was that baby, and partly because my mother was a registered nurse in the same hospital, I spent a full week in the show window. Of course, I don’t remember it, but I was reminded of it many times through the years. Last week I walked through the new-born section of a local hospital. One cannot do that without also…

Continue

Don't Say Amen!

Posted on February 24, 2019 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

I have a confession. Growing up, it seemed the preachers always used at least one Hebrew or Greek word in every sermon to help clarify or explain the biblical text. This was good. It was helpful. I appreciated it. But I also assumed if I didn’t understand a word or phrase in the worship service, it must be Hebrew or Greek. So, my youthful observation led me to assume the word “Amen” was either Hebrew or Greek for “Sit down.” Every time someone ended a prayer with the word “Amen” we all sat…

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At 7:18am on October 18, 2010, Judy Bricker said…
I don't know. Bricker is my ex-husand's name and his mother married John Bricker and he adoped him. Are you refering to someone in Salem, Ohio.
At 3:37pm on September 1, 2010, David L. Fortenbury said…
Always glad to hear of a prayer need or have a place to deposit one. Blessing on your Northern mission field.
At 9:17am on August 12, 2010, Eddie Smith said…
Thanks for the clarification! Six weeks...still sounds heavenly. :-)
At 8:47pm on August 11, 2010, Eddie Smith said…
Dr Dan, heard about you're upcoming move. I know you're excited about it. It was in that part of the world that I saw my first pine tree. I actually thought these scrawny saplings in my front yard with the pine cones were pine trees. What a beautiful area to live in. God bless you with great happiness there!

Eddie and Alice
At 8:02pm on August 11, 2010, Elaine Helms said…
Hi Dan,
Thanks for being a friend I can count on and trust to pray when you say you will.
Blessings,
Elaine
 
 
 

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