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Recently my oncologist ask if I would add my experience to the ‘Patient Stories” on his website. I agreed, and began by looking at the stories already included there. I was amazed that out of 27 accounts only one had any mention of prayer or God or anything beyond this life. In 1 Corinthians 15:19 Paul tells believers that if our hope is only in this life we are of all people most miserable. This truth can be applied to cancer patients whether they are…Continue
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HAJJ PRAYER 2018
Dear Friend of the Arabian Peninsula,
On 19-21 August 2018, PTAP (Praying Through the Arabian Peninsula) is asking for 100,000 people from around the world to join us in Prayer & Fasting for the two million Muslims going on the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.
The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. These are required acts of service for all…Continue
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As I post this, my heart is heavy over the apparent moral failings of a high-profile pastor and seeming mishandling by the leadership of one the pioneer ministries or our day that continues to make headlines in the major newspapers.
This post will not address any of the issues or problems in particular. Instead, as I share with the Prayer Network, I…
The 4th chapter of 2 Timothy is Paul's final declaration of faith before he was executed by Nero. When he pinned these words he was in prison and fairly certain of his imminent death.
I suppose that my situation is somewhat similar to Paul's, although Paul's physical condition was much more severe than mine. But my doctors tell me I am going to die before too long.
I have communicated with several people in the last few months that had a much…
This is part 2 in a series on helps for personal prayer. In Part 1, we looked at a helpful pattern for prayer and at turning our Bible reading into prayers. Today’s focus is on praying for other people. Let’s look at suggestions for praying the roles and relationships in our lives. Let’s face it, when most of us pray for other people, we usually tell God…Continue
Added by Kevin Cunningham on August 8, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
Christian Grandparenting Network (CGN) is proclaiming National Grandparents' Day observed on September 9, 2018, as a Grandparents' Day of Prayer. We believe the battle for the hearts and minds of our dear grandchildren and their parents can be won only by praying grandparents who sense the urgency and unite to do battle in prayer.
It is only 40 days until Grandparents’ Day of Prayer on September 9.I hope you have…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on August 6, 2018 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Perhaps the most famous cry of "Why" in the Bible came from the mouth of our Savior as he was dying on the cross. "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46)
Jesus was quoting the beginning to Psalm 22, which we looked at previously. In Jesus' case, of course, he had known in advance the agony he would suffer; in fact, he had prayed earnestly that he could be spared that agony (Matthew 26:36-42) - not just the physical agony of torture and crucifixion, but I suspect…Continue
Added by Merton J. Hershberger on August 6, 2018 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Along with words to encourage you or help you to encourage others, I try to provide resources or training to help us live out our faith. This is the first in a series on helps for our personal prayer life. Coming tomorrow, helpful resources to pray for all the relationships in life, then for missionaries and pastors. Today’s focus will be on a helpful pattern for prayer and using the Bible to help pray for friends who already know God and for…Continue