I imagine some of you in the Pray!
Network are pretty passionate about helping children learn to pray. Maybe you're a parent or grandparent, a Sunday school or VBS teacher, or you might lead the mid-week children's program. I'd like to make a few suggestions to help you in your ministry.
First, perhaps one of you would like to start a group here on the Pray! Network around the topic of teaching children to pray. To do so, go to the groups tab at the top of the… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on March 1, 2010 at 7:07pm —
What a great way to use social networks! i just recently signed up and have been enjoying this social network immensely! It seems that security and decency has been built in and so us "prayer people" can get together to our heart's content! Of course we all know that prayer people are considered by most to be kind of odd birds! I can access this on both my netbook and my iPhone quite easily. I use the website on my iPhone not the mobile phone version. I am afraid the mobile site does not get as… Continue
Added by Sally J Campbell on February 28, 2010 at 12:20am —
I have taught about this and tried to practice this and yet i still need to go deeper! It is not even logical to not trust God and yet i can falter in unbelief. If i look at who He is and what He says it compels me to trust Him! Numbers 23:19 and 20 come to mind. He NEVER lies! No one else can say that!
Added by Sally J Campbell on February 26, 2010 at 11:03pm —
Added by Marsha Mundy on February 24, 2010 at 6:04pm —
It is amazing how God can cross our paths in life. For some time ago Cynthia reccomended in her prayer blog to look up Brad Jerzak and his" The God Who Speaks Newsletter". Well,obedient as I am I did. Now I have read everything he has published on these pages. Honestly, I am still a fan of Brad. I have also reccomended his newsletters in our own website. In Norway he is mostly unknown.Going to sunday service this morning the speaker told of a weekend he had attended recently here in Norway and… Continue
Added by Terje Leigre on February 21, 2010 at 3:18pm —
A prayer resource set that I have found effective is the "Power of a Praying Woman Bible" (Stormie Omartian, General Editor) alongside the related "Praying Through the Bible: A Prayer Journal". I found the Bible on sale at Christian Book Distributors and the Journal at Bookcloseouts, both on sale and at reasonable prices. The study Bible has a feature, Going Deeper, in which Stormie suggests a passage to read and then she has commentary on it. I read both the passage and what she has to say… Continue
Added by Janice Garey on February 20, 2010 at 6:54pm —
The Pray! Network blog is a great place to post a resource that has
helped strengthen your prayer life or a quote that might inspire
others to pray or a comment on a scripture reference ... The
process is simple - Jump in!
Added by Phil Miglioratti on February 20, 2010 at 10:57am —
This week I read through Leviticus again. I can't tell you how many times I have read through this book, either in daily readings or as part of a read through the Bible program.
I usually don't get much of a lift from reading through these lines: one, because it is so heavy with laws that I can in no way fulfill ,and two, I get bored by the repeat of all the detail.
This time was very different. As I finished my reading of Leviticus I became completely overwhelmed by my… Continue
Added by Rev. Alfred K. Carter on February 20, 2010 at 10:50am —
Communication With God
What is communication? It is a two way interaction. Prayer is the way we communicate with our… Continue
Added by Marsha Mundy on February 19, 2010 at 5:54pm —
I admit that I'm technologically skeptical. As a result, I'm always nearly the last person to get the latest gizmo. Whether it's a cell phone, laptop computer, digital camera, MP3 player, or GPS, I'm usually the one saying "But what do I need that
for?" The only reason I joined Facebook was because a certain Christian publishing house I work for strongly suggested it.
So then, what business does a nice, old-fashioned magazine editor like me have singing the praises… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on February 19, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Recently I shared with a friend about a painful time in my life when I desperately wanted God but couldn't find Him. I mean, I knew in my head that He was with me because my theology told me so. He is omnipresent. He's always with me, that's His promise. But my heart needed Him and found Him conspicuously absent.
My friend suggested we ask Jesus to assure me of His presence and tangible care for me during that hard time. And He did. It would take more words than… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on February 18, 2010 at 10:30am —
A lot of Christian parents worry about the influence television has on their kids. But here's a way to turn that concern on its head: What if you encouraged your kids to be the influencers. Teach them how to influence television through prayer!
Last month at meetings of the National Prayer Committee I met Karen Covell, a television producer and director of the Hollywood Prayer Network. She told me about hundreds of intercessors who are literally changing… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on February 16, 2010 at 8:00pm —
When I was first learning to hear from God and engage in two-way conversations with Him instead of just monologues, I would sometimes try asking Him for His perspective on things I didn't understand. I knew that His ways and thoughts were much higher than mine (Isaiah 55:9) so I would take my perplexity to Him and say, "Here's my perspective on this situation, but what's Yours?" It could be anything from an unexpected health problem to a… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on February 15, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Hello Ministry and Prayer Leaders,
NDP Task Force Chairman, Mrs. Dobson is… Continue
Added by Phil Miglioratti on February 11, 2010 at 8:00pm —
A year's worth of blog entries!
Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God combines memoir with theology. Step-by step instructions introduce the practice of praying in color as a way to do intercessory prayer.
Posted by Phil Miglioratti
Added by Phil Miglioratti on February 6, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I spent this morning with about 70 other members of the National Prayer Committee meeting with and praying for Christian student leaders on the campus of one of America's largest university, Arizona State. Our passionate young hosts told us that God is at work among their campus's 52,000 students--inspiring 24/7 prayer rooms, empowering bold witness, prompting compassionate outreach, and causing nonbelievers to notice, inquire, and sometimes be saved. As we prayed with these young adults,… Continue
Added by Cynthia Bezek on January 28, 2010 at 5:00pm —