I heard an inspiring "I-could-do-that" story this morning at an all-city prayer meeting for the marketplace in our community. The worship leader paused behind his guitar and told us about the three or so years he worked at Starbucks. At first it was just a job to pay the bills, he said. But gradually, God turned it into a powerful prayer ministry.
How? One morning the young man sensed God inviting him to pray a simple prayer: "Lord, is there anything You want to… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on May 4, 2010 at 2:20pm —
From Prayer Force One @ http://www.prayerforceone.com
Five Suggested Levels of Involvement & Participation
1. Private Observance. While Jesus never discouraged public prayer, he did exalt the practice of sincere private prayer. Our public prayers and public prayer forums will Continue
be hollow shells if we as individuals do not practice solemn prayer in
our personal lives.…
Added by Phil Miglioratti on May 2, 2010 at 4:10pm —
God doesn’t give us ministries we cannot perform. God calls us to ministry and gives us the gifts we need to do what needs doing. We are sometimes amazed at what we are able to do in the service of the God who empowers us with the Holy Spirit.…
Added by Bruce Friesen on May 2, 2010 at 11:45am —
I've completed several podcasts that may be of interest -- or you might find a sound bite or two to use as prayer prompts on various topics (some that we seldom get to in our typical prayer meetings).
Added by Phil Miglioratti on May 2, 2010 at 12:33am —
I recently read that the Bible contains something like 3,294 questions. As a born question-asker myself, the idea intrigued me. So I decided to go on a lookout for questions in God's Word. Today, on Day One of my experiment, my regular Bible reading took me to Numbers 11, where Moses whines to God about the Israelites' whining. I was fascinated to see that his complaint mainly took the form of questions. Lots of them, in rapid-fire succession. In The Message version, there were seven. In… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on April 29, 2010 at 7:00pm —
One of my favorite quotes about communication comes from a book by Norm Wright and goes something like this...
"I know you think you heard what I said, but I don't think you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
Being a family of eight we have more than our fair share of miscommunication. No matter how hard we try it seems to happen daily. Most of the time it's because we are much more concerned with being heard than being ready to listen. If we're honest we'll… Continue
Added by Rick Alvey on April 29, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Over the years the Lord has shown me some things that have helped me when praying for my circumstances and situations. There have been three major changes in the way I now pray. What I am about to share with you, when put into practice, will help you to be successful in your prayer life. These principles can be applied to any circumstance that you are facing. I am going to share with you the first major change in my prayer life.
Several years ago, while sitting in my sister’s…
Added by DAN WILSON on April 28, 2010 at 1:15pm —
"It's not about you." Borrowing from the words of Rick Warren, I couldn't think of a better motivation on why you should check out the Take the Tour
page on the Pray! Network and do at least one thing
there if you haven't already done so.
Hi, my name is Steve Dueck. I am partnered with The Navigators and started Community Life as a social media service to… Continue
Added by Steve Dueck on April 25, 2010 at 11:30pm —
I am Vinod my wife name is Rekha and my son is ethan.
I am working in YWAM Goa India. I am ministry incharge for one year five staff working along with me.
my Staff name is Ashwini,Rupa Najma and Savita.
I am ministry leader and purppose to touch others life.
Mission Statement:… Continue
Added by Vinod Kumar on April 23, 2010 at 7:30am —
Lots of consternation around National Day of Prayer. Franklin Graham disinvited. Judge rules NDP unconstitutional. Local permit request refused ...
Let's not forget, we are admonished to "pray in the Spirit on
all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests" (Ephesians 2:6) whether the government likes it, permits it, promotes it on their Congressional calendar or not.
Added by Phil Miglioratti on April 22, 2010 at 7:44pm —
Open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works…
A world in which nature was unrelated to human behavior was a foreign concept to the ancient writers. So vulnerable to the forces of life and death arising from nature were they… Continue
Added by Bruce Friesen on April 22, 2010 at 6:49pm —
changes when Christians get power. When Jesus said "Love your enemies,"
he was talking to people who didn't have a whole lot of choice in the
matter. Sure, they could rebel (and they did), but it was always
short-lived and futile in the wake of Roman retribution. American
Christians today stand in a very different situation than did Jesus or
Power changes love, somehow seducing it by reminding us what we
have to lose. And when love has… Continue
Added by Phil Miglioratti on April 19, 2010 at 6:26pm —
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity…
All of us have had periods in our lives when it has seemed to us that this ascertain was not true. “What’s going on here?” we angrily ask ourselves or someone close to us. “Why am I being singled out for suffering and… Continue
Added by Bruce Friesen on April 18, 2010 at 1:08pm —
A Wisconsin judge has ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional under the provisions of the First Amendment. Shirley Dobson and the National Day of Prayer Task Force is urging praying Christians to sign a petition to President Obama, asking him to appeal this decision, and to pray for this historic day of prayer for the nation to be preserved as one of our basic freedoms. For more information, go to:… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on April 16, 2010 at 7:20pm —
When the Lord first placed the vision for our ministry on our hearts - we had no money, no decent car, no fancy clothes, trials and tribulations GALORE (as we still do!lol) only now we have had even less, yet been Blessed by the Father with even more - not only in His taking care of our EVERY need dispite impossible LOOKING circumstance but through those hardships by Him blessing us with increased faith, compassion and spiritual maturing...As you search YOUR hearts and strive to serve HIM… Continue
Added by Wendy Posey Songy on April 14, 2010 at 7:45pm —
When the psalmist wrote this, he was thinking of a liturgical setting: harps, drums, timbrels, singers, everyone in his or her own way offering the best there was to the glory of God. The best every—artist knows what that is. The feeling of having stretched as far as you can stretch. The happy exhaustion of having given it your all. The arts… Continue
Added by Bruce Friesen on April 14, 2010 at 11:02am —
Hi, my name is Nicole and I'm twelve. So about a month ago I felt God call me to start a blog. And as his servant, I did.
Added by VICKY WHITINGTON on April 12, 2010 at 7:45pm —
Several years ago when God began calling me to increase my prayers, I struggled to know how or what to pray. I have found the prayer prompts definitely help. I wanted to go beyond just "bless me and give
Having come from a non-liturgical church background, we scorned the use of prayer books and written prayers. Not spontaneous. It ounded weird use prayer prompts,
But I found that I never had the same feelings about from conversation prompts I found in books or with… Continue
Added by Joan Hershberger on April 12, 2010 at 8:11am —
God already knows our needs. He knows our hearts. He knows the outcome, but He still commands us to pray. Once or twice I have been awakened with a really strong impression, "Pray for this person.' So strong a message that I pray. I do not know 'why' I prayed sometimes, but the impression was so strong that I did.
Others have the same experience as in the following testimony my daughter shared with me.
The single woman who had her own business assessing properties felt the… Continue
Added by Joan Hershberger on April 12, 2010 at 7:55am —
...out of sin into righteousness and out of death into life...
Added by Bruce Friesen on April 11, 2010 at 10:28am —