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April 2014 Blog Posts (26)

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PRAYER BULLETIN APRIL UPDATE

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 258 | Wed 30 Apr 2014



by Elizabeth Kendal



For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:3,4 ESV)



WELCOME to the intercessors who have joined the list this month.



APRIL 2014 UPDATE - During April we prayed concerning ...



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Added by Ron Clough on April 30, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments

Self-confidence a blessing?

Our culture constantly teaches us that self-confidence guarantees success. But Scripture teaches a different lesson.

“There’s one blessing only, the source and cornerstone of beatitude—confidence in self.”

- Seneca…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 28, 2014 at 3:28pm — No Comments

So, what is this all about?

April 28, 2014



Dear friends,



I couldn't wait for his observations. A lifelong friend and mentor came to an A Praying Life seminar for the first time and I had asked him for his input on how we can improve.



“Bob, it was so much more than I ever expected,” he shared passionately. “In fact, it really was about walking more deeply with God and not just praying right.”



He nailed it. For many well-intentioned…

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Added by A Praying Life Ministries on April 28, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

LIVING IN GRACE

Prayer is not simply mouthing a few words spoken in the morning or at the dinner table. That us of course an important part  prayer. But prayer is the opportunity to live our whole lives in God’s grace. Early this morning I read the story of the raising of Lazarus in John chapter 11. This passage gives us a vivid picture of living in God’s grace. While Jesus and His disciples were in Galilee they received word from Martha and Mary that their brother Lazarus was seriously ill. The message…

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Added by David Young on April 24, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Free eBook - Reflecting on my Grandparenting Journey

The excitement of a first time grandparent is always the beginning of a new journey.  As most grandparents, I was very excited to become a grandparent even though I was only 42 years old. Now I have 9 grandchildren with 3 married and 2 great-grandchildren and each additional family member brings more happiness.  

Nothing is more important to me than…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on April 24, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments

The menace of war and the promise of peace

“Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines;

I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil.

If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent,…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 23, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Whose Prayers are Powerful and Effective?

Most Christians, at some point in their lives, experience difficulty praying.  For some, it occurs for a season.  But for others, thoughts of inadequacy bombard them into surrendering the greatest weapon of their warfare; their personal connection with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.



The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. - James 5:16b



This is a verse that seems to create angst in the hearts of…
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Added by Rob Griepentrog on April 23, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

BOKO HARAM RAIDS CHRISTIAN ENCLAVE IN NIGERIA

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 257 | Wed 23 Apr 2014



NIGERIA: BOKO HARAM RAIDS CHRISTIAN ENCLAVE

- 187 teenage girls still missing from Chibok, Borno



by Elizabeth Kendal



On 25 February 2014 Boko Haram militants slaughtered at least 59 teenage boys boarding at the Federal Government College in Buni Yadi, Yobe State, Nigeria. After rounding up the female students, the militants sent them off with orders to abandon their education and get…

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Added by Ron Clough on April 23, 2014 at 3:11am — No Comments

Praying Into Another Person’s Vision-an act of Love and Friendship



Praying Into Another Person’s Vision-an act of Love and Friendship

 

We live in a highly individualistic society—which carries over into our prayer life—many of us pray alone—and we justify that by showing in the Bible various occasions where Christ went and prayed alone.—We also look at the prayer closet (Matthew 6: 6)—as reason to pray alone.…

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Added by Lewis Turner on April 22, 2014 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

A Revival of Prayer

“Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God’s salvation” (Luke 3:4-6).



We are right now living in desperate days. The Church in many parts of the world needs revival, and God wants to use each one of us…

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Added by Debbie Przybylski on April 22, 2014 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment

THE POWER OF LOVE

Prayer is a powerful expression of divine love in our lives. Most of us misunderstand this because our society has redefined love as romance. But love is not simply romantic feelings but expressing selflessness. When scripture tells a man to love his wife it is not necessarily telling him to be romantic. It may be when that is what his wife wants and needs. But romance usually focuses on how we feel about a person or how someone makes us…

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Added by David Young on April 17, 2014 at 11:45am — No Comments

The Transforming Message of Easter

Easter is the highest holy day of the Christian faith. All life is transformed by the Presence of our victorious Lord.



“The Easter message tells us that our enemies, sin, the curse and death, are beaten.…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 17, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments

Remembering the cup, the cross, and Christ

Holy Week is a good time to reflect on the price our Redeemer paid for our salvation.

“It has been the cross which has revealed to good men that their goodness has not been good enough.”

- Johann Hieronymus Schroeder…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 15, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

PERSECUTED BECAUSE OF THE CROSS

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 256 | Tue 15 Apr 2014



PERSECUTED BECAUSE OF THE CROSS



by Elizabeth Kendal



To those who believe that Jesus of Nazareth was a mere man, the Cross is a symbol of Christian foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18). 'Jesus was executed,' they scoff, 'and it is ridiculous to suggest that a dead man would rise.'



To Muslims, who believe that Jesus was a mere prophet of Allah, the Cross is a symbol of Christian…

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Added by Ron Clough on April 15, 2014 at 3:04am — No Comments

Making Satan Mad

I never understood spiritual warfare until I got heavily involved in global evangelism and intercessory prayer. Two things that greatly irritate Satan and cause him to attack are the sharing of the Christian faith with intent to convert, and intercessory prayer for the non-believer and the backsliding believer. When Christians do things that lead non-Christians to change their affiliation from Satan’s Kingdom to God’s Kingdom, Satan gets upset and goes on the attack. When Christians do…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on April 14, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

HELP!

There is an underlying message in what the Bible, especially Jesus, says about prayer. We need God’s hand in everything we do. You cannot pray, you cannot think, you cannot live as a believer without God's help. In John 5:30a Jesus said, “By myself I can do nothing.” If Jesus was totally dependent upon His Father, should we be any less? Earlier in the same dialogue Jesus said. “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself.” Are…

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Added by David Young on April 10, 2014 at 4:33pm — No Comments

10 Ways to Pray For Your Teen

I would like to share a guest blog that I found to help parents pray for their teenagers on the iMOM.com website. Grandparents often ask me, “How can I pray for my teenager?” I think this will be a great resource for grandparents to pray for their teenagers. Check out the website and share with you grandchildren’s mothers.

Even…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on April 10, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY AND THE CROSS

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 255 | Wed 09 Apr 2014



CHINA: THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY AND THE CROSS



by Elizabeth Kendal



With a population of some 10 million, Wenzhou, in China's eastern Zhejiang Province, is one of China's great coastal megacities. A 480km drive south of Shanghai on the East China Sea. Wenzhou is often referred to as 'China's Jerusalem' as it is believed to have the largest Christian population of any city in China -…

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Added by Ron Clough on April 9, 2014 at 3:05am — 1 Comment

24th Annual ‘Just Pray NO!’ Weekend for the Addicted April 26 – 27

You Can Make a Difference - PRAY NO! to drugs

 

CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE, April 7, 2014 — The 24th Annual “Just Pray NO!” weekend for the addicted is scheduled for April 26 – 27, 2014. The event is…

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Added by Steven L. Sherman on April 8, 2014 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Invisible Means of Support

We often use God as a spare tire, not a steering wheel. There is a better way to live!

“How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource!

We go to him because we have nowhere else to go.…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on April 7, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments

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