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May 2015 Blog Posts (16)

PTAP: Politely Hearing

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Pray for the people who are living in cities where there is much hardship right now. They hear bombs dropping and face great danger. They have had no electricity and supplies are running low. They are filled with fear. Ask for God to give them comfort and speak to them in visions and dreams, for He never stops loving them. Pray that a peaceful solution for their…

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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on May 29, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

PRAYING IN DISASTER

I have been alarmed over the recent disasters like earthquakes in Nepal and the Philippines. I have also been concerned about potential disaster closer to my home. On the west coast we are in the midst of a multi-year drought. We are coming into summer with the least mountain snow pack ever recorded. And Texas and Oklahoma have come out of a four year drought with tornadoes and deadly flooding. Have you noticed the price of eggs? Eggs have doubled and tripled in cost is because millions of…

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Added by David Young on May 28, 2015 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Grandparents Believe in the Power of Prayer

If you believe in the power of prayer you will want to read these endorsements of two grandparents wanting to encourage you to participate this year?

Catherine Jacobs, Executive Director, Pass the Legacy Ministry writes,

“Grandparent’s Day is an amazing way to celebrate “GRAND parents”!  In such a fast-paced culture, it is wonderful to have this day…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on May 27, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

From the Canyon of Entrapment to the Arms of God's Love

Dear Intercessors,
 
There has been concern about possible terror incidents occurring in America this weekend as we gather across the country to remember the veterans of war and their sacrifices.  That public events would be soft targets for anyone wanting to harm vets as retribution for participating abroad in the military.
 
The Lord reminded me of a prayer strategy He gave my team here a few years ago that may be used especially for this…
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Added by Pat Allen on May 22, 2015 at 12:15pm — No Comments

PRAYING FOR PRISIONERS

I drove by a very forbidding compound today. It had twelve foot fences with concertina wire curled around its top. Its buildings were all unpainted concrete. I saw no grass or trees. Its yards were concrete. There were high guard towers and garish flood lights. It was of course a prison. We are all familiar with this sight. They have been springing up like noxious weeds all over America. As I drove by I realized I had never prayed for this particular prison. Why was that? I suppose I have…

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Added by David Young on May 21, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments

PTAP: The "Power" of the Quran

The Quran is written in beautiful poetic Arabic. Those that hear it in Arabic say it flows. The Quran has an especially strong grip on Muslims. The actual book is to be treated with great respect. To translate it into other languages should not be done. Arabian Peninsula Muslims honor the Quran, but few know it well or have read it. It seems amazing that the Quran is treated so well, but few Muslims know it well. The paper and ink seem to be what is important, not so much the meaning of the…

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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on May 20, 2015 at 7:55am — No Comments

Praying When You Don’t Feel Like It

It was break time during the Prayer Conference when a participant said to me, “I like everything you are teaching us, but sometimes I just don’t feel like praying.” Do you ever refrain from praying because you just don’t feel like it?  It’s Ok to pray because you feel like it, but not OK to refrain from praying because you don’t feel like it. Indeed, life would be a mess if we only did that which we felt like doing, and refrained from doing those things we did not feel like doing. Feelings…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on May 17, 2015 at 4:40pm — No Comments

How to Walk in the Fear of the Lord

“See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, ‘Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.’ The words ‘once more’ indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be…

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Added by Debbie Przybylski on May 16, 2015 at 12:11pm — No Comments

BELIEVING IN HIM

Do you believe in prayer? Almost everyone does. I have even seen Buddhist prayer wheels although Buddhism is a non-theist system. The better question is do you believe in the One we pray to. We can boil this down to John 3:16. Do you believe in the Son of God? This is a poem on John 3:16 from my book I AM.

ONLY BEGOTTEN

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not…

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Added by David Young on May 14, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Why a Grandparents' Day of Prayer

In an attempt by secular humanists to develop a secular society, they have very purposefully and very intentionally carved away at our Godly heritage, until they have developed a country in which prayer has been removed from schools, being a Christian is scorned, and talking about Jesus is intolerable.

And now here we are. In a country where they call wrong…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on May 14, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments

PTAP: Pray without Ceasing

Military unrest between two countries have caused much heartache and devastation. Please pray that peace will come. Pray that differences will be discussed over the negotiating table, not by fighting. Pray for God's mercy on those who are suffering.

Demon possession is a very real problem for some individuals in the Gulf. Families sometimes go to great expense to find a means of deliverance. Please pray for a worker who has been asked to intervene in a particular situation, that it…

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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on May 13, 2015 at 9:47am — No Comments

Stop calling some neighborhoods good and some bad!

"Stop calling some neighborhoods good and some bad!.... It categorically denies the dignity, worth, and value that God places in every human being, meanwhile, minimizing the ugliness and sin that exists in our own hearts and the lives of those who live in neighborhoods we think of as good ones," says our friend, Ruth Arnold, the Director 2nd Mile Ministries.

If we read and absorb this blog, I believe we will find that Ms Arnold has pulled a fast one…

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Added by Dennis Owen on May 9, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Take the LoveJax2020 Challenge

"It's a cultural change that needs to take place," said Sheriff John Rutherford, who was joined by several pastors. "...We cannot arrest our way out of a murder problem or violence problem. We have to start changing hearts." The Sheriff is correct. The only real solution to the culture of violence in this city is to change people. And, the only way to change people is through a transforming encounter with God.

We would like to invite you to join us in a movement with the goal of…

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Added by Dennis Owen on May 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Man

Imagine the hardest rain storm you have ever been in; lightening, thunder. It is so severe that you are fearful of the damage it will bring to your house and your very life. Then a man walks out and tells the storm to go away. Everything goes quiet, everything is calm. With amazement you look at the man and say; "what kind of man is this?" This is none other than Jesus, the Son of God, the Son of Man.…

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Added by Merton J. Hershberger on May 9, 2015 at 8:29am — No Comments

Guard Against Pollution by the World

Last night in our small group Bible study, we were studying James 1:27 where James is telling the Jewish Christians to: “look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” I thought to myself to keep oneself from being polluted by the world is something I should pray for…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on May 7, 2015 at 1:43pm — No Comments

PERSEVERE IN PRAYER

How do you pray when you don't see your prayers being answered? Of course it is important to examine your prayers and yours motives. There may be reasons your prayers are not being answered. If that is the case, you can be sure your loving heavenly Father will show you what is wrong. But there are also times when God wants us to persevere in prayer. In Matthew 7:7,8 and Luke 11:9-13 Jesus told us to ask, seek and knock. And the tense of those verbs requires us to ask and keep on asking, seek…

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Added by David Young on May 6, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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