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Here's how You can stand in the Gap with Prayer for your Grandchildren

A good friend focused my attention on Isaiah 60:1-2 as a word from the Lord for the New Year:  “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.” …


Added by Lillian A. Penner on March 14, 2019 at 2:50pm — No Comments

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…


Added by Dan R. Crawford on March 10, 2019 at 3:01pm — No Comments


Several months ago I wrote a blog post that was primarily on Jeremiah 29:11. I was reacting to something I heard said from the pulpit. The preacher said we could not take this as a promise if we were not Israelites being sent into exile. I took exception to this in my blog, showing that this verse has universal application. But in this post I want to apply this truth to Scripture as a whole. Look with me at something Jesus said in Matthew…


Added by David Young on March 4, 2019 at 1:23pm — No Comments

PTAP: Lent & Prayer for UAE + Bedouins

In partnership with workers throughout the Middle East, we are distributing this 40 day prayer guide for the Bedouin people of the Middle East.  The guide focuses mainly on the Bedouins in Egypt and the Levantine countries (Jordan, Syria, etc).  However, we can also pray for the Bedouins of the Arabian Peninsula since most of the prayer requests are the same.  Besides, the original Bedouin Arab people are from the Arabian Peninsula who traveled to other countries like…

Added by Merton J. Hershberger on March 3, 2019 at 9:12pm — No Comments

March is the time we focus on Government and the Military.

Dear friends in Christ,

March is the time we focus on Government and the Military. Every month we dedicate articles, research and prayer strategies for the spheres of influence in our society.

During the month of April we are praying for the sphere of Business - Trade and Finance. Should you wish to include your prayer requests in the April newsltter, please send them to us by the 15th March.

Check the website for more information…


Added by Lilian Marie Schmid on March 2, 2019 at 2:37am — No Comments

Research on Challenges in the Spheres - Part 1

Research on Challenges in the Spheres - Part 1


More will follow from other nations as well.

We recently commenced a research to find out the challenges that are being encountered within the Spheres of Influence in cities and regions across the world. We asked people “What are the Challenges that are affecting the Spheres of Influence in your city, in your region, in your nation?”

  • Family
  • Church…

Added by Lilian Marie Schmid on March 2, 2019 at 2:35am — No Comments


What is the wedding garment in the parable in Matthew 22:12? In the parable recorded in the first verses of Matthew 22, when those who would not come to the king's wedding feast were destroyed, the servants were sent out to bring anyone they found, good or bad, to the wedding feast. But when the king came in to see his guests he found one without a wedding garment. “Friend,” he said, “how did you get in here without a wedding garment?” And there was nothing…


Added by David Young on March 1, 2019 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Boiling Prayers

We face two dangers whenever we talk about prayer. We can make prayer seem so difficult that only the “super-Christians” can pray effectively while the rest of us just muddle along. Sometimes the stories we tell about saints who spent hours on their knees crying out to God end up discouraging us because we’re busy and tired and the kids are wearing us out and our job is a hassle and life feels like a burden, so even if Luther prayed two hours every morning,…


Added by Ray Pritchard on February 28, 2019 at 2:41pm — No Comments


In 2 Timothy Paul gives us a marvelous example of integral hope in his life. Paul's life even at that difficult end was still buoyed by a higher purpose. 2 Timothy 4:1,2 reads,

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete…


Added by David Young on February 25, 2019 at 5:28pm — 1 Comment

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…


Added by Dan R. Crawford on February 24, 2019 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Become an ABC Prayer Champion

Become an ABC Prayer Champion

Always Be Creative

When we are introduced to God in Genesis, God is creating something awesome and beautiful with a creative potential of its own.

When we gather people to worship God's attributes or wonder about God's word, to work with God…


Added by Phil Miglioratti on February 24, 2019 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Prayers God Loves to Answer: Praying for the Church (pt. 1)

According to Christianity Today, the United Methodist Church's General Session this weekend will be determining the church's stance on LGBT/gender issues.  At stake are questions like whether to ordain LGBT ministers, whether to perform gay marriages, etc. (1)


The stakes are high in all of this, and there are believers on many sides in this issue.  Words like "love" and "grace" get tossed around a lot, with definitions being assumed and never really spelled out (if you don't…


Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on February 24, 2019 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Observations on Three Mega-Firings

Observations on Three Mega-Firings


For me, this past year has been the best of times and the worst of times.


The best? I’m a Great Commission-meets-Great Commandment guy who is radically blessed by a collaboration of nearly one thousand…


Added by Phil Miglioratti on February 22, 2019 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

How to I learned to Pray for my Grandchildren

 Early in my life, I felt my prayers were too general for my family, I asked God to give me wisdom and insight on how I could pray more intentionally. I discovered praying God’s Word was a great resource to help me to pray not only for my grandchildren and their parents but also for myself. 

When I pray according to God’s Word, I am in line with His will, enabling me to pray with confidence, direction, power, and wisdom according to Hebrews 4:12, “The Word of God is full…


Added by Lillian A. Penner on February 18, 2019 at 8:05pm — No Comments


Last week I wrote about Jesus praying when His soul was troubled. In John 12:27 Jesus said something crucial about life in Him. His words were, “For this purpose.” Few things are as crucial in coping with life as getting a firm grip on the purpose of God. All hope must be bound together with purpose. The higher your purpose the more substantial your hope.

I recently…


Added by David Young on February 18, 2019 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Prayers God Loves to Answer

I watched a message from David Jeremiah today on the question of "Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers?"  He covered all the typical answers - cherished sin, praying with wrong motives, praying outside God's will, lack of faith, etc.  Nothing he said was scripturally wrong, but I confess that I have difficulty with the hidden premise behind this approach to prayer.


The premise seems to be that prayer is a means to get what we want from God.  And if we remove all the obstacles,…


Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on February 17, 2019 at 9:11pm — No Comments


We #Pray to #God for #Revival.
Then #Expect Him to
#Plow, #Plant, and #Water too.
But isn't that OUR #Job? 

Added by Mark S Mirza on February 16, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

Families have a tremendous need for prayer

Why should we pray for our families?

Cultural pressures are increasing on our grandchildren and their parents. However, grandparents can help the next generation navigate these cultural issues. Just as Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Jews, when they were threatened, physically, we can stand in the gap with prayer for our families as the enemy threatens their spiritual lives.  …


Added by Lillian A. Penner on February 14, 2019 at 2:54pm — No Comments


How do you pray when your soul is troubled? In John 12:27,28 Jesus said His soul was troubled.

First, it is important to see that having a troubled soul is not necessarily sin. Jesus' soul was troubled. In fact, having a troubled soul may indicate spiritual sensitivity. It certainly did in the life of Jesus. His disciples couldn't see anything to be troubled about on that day. But look at these verses and see how…


Added by David Young on February 14, 2019 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

Dutch Sheets' prayer for the church in America

Father, focus Your beautiful bride on the Son. May we recognize the season we are in and make ourselves ready to ride this massive wave of awakening. The church must look, sound and act differently. It must look like Jesus, sound like Jesus and act like Jesus. We must put aside doctrinal arguments and historical traditions and get back to the basics of the Word. We must work together and waste no time. Give Christians, pastors and leaders fresh strategies to lead their congregations in…


Added by Malva Birch on February 10, 2019 at 8:25am — No Comments

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