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August 2010 Blog Posts (69)

Prayer and Community Transformation

I interviewed Steve Loopstra of Sentinel Group on the principles and obstacles of community transformation. He unpacks several important concepts critical for every prayer leader's understanding of how to invite God to your city or community and what attracts God's presence.

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on August 31, 2010 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Called to Worship

Called to Worship

What does it mean to be “called to worship?” Following a week to be forgotten, a pastor stepped to the pulpit at the beginning of the Sunday worship service and proclaimed, “I’ve had a terrible week and I don’t feel like calling you to worship, so why don’t you call yourselves to worship.” After a stunned silence, someone shared a…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on August 31, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

It Seems To Me ...

It Seems to Me . . .

. . . the armor of God is the uniform of prayer.



"In addition to all (these pieces of the Christian armor), take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of…
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Added by Phil Miglioratti on August 31, 2010 at 9:50am — No Comments

Voices Together for Tuesday, 31 August 2010 Psalm 20:6-9

Psalm 20:6-9

Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. O LORD, save the king! May he answer us when we call.



For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the…
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Added by John Nunnikhoven on August 31, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Power Drain

Certain misconceptions about prayer keep us from experiencing the full power available. These misconceptions keep us focused in the wrong direction and contribute to prayer fatigue. Let's examine just a few of these.



Misconception: Prayer is to convince God to implement our ideas. Some pray as if prayer will give God new information or inspire Him to new ideas. Some approach prayer as if it is the responsibility of the petitioner to decide what… Continue

Added by Jennifer Kennedy Dean on August 30, 2010 at 4:43pm — No Comments

expand my borders, Lord

I was reminded of the Prayer of Jabez last week and inspired to renew a prayer that God would "Expand my borders, please."

I work at a newspaper and like to write. As I prayed, I was thinking, Okay, God, I'm ready to write a book, do something outside of the newspaper world. That was Friday/Saturday praying.

Today, I was told that my weekly 6 page section that we do on kids at school (pictures, articles of topics of interest) has been expanded to 8 pages.

Wow! Eight pages, that is… Continue

Added by Joan Hershberger on August 30, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Join us on September 16th at 9:00PM for our time for Prayer for Revival.

Join us on September 16th at 9:00PM for our time for Prayer for Revival.



The Fellowship of Ailbe is calling men to unite together in prayer for revival. Register now to join us each third Thursday of the month, 9:00-10:00 PM Eastern time, as we lift our voices together by teleconference to pray for revival.



You must register for this special activity. Each month you will receive a reminder and materials to help you in preparing to pray for revival. You will also be given… Continue

Added by John Nunnikhoven on August 30, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Voices Together for Monday, 30 August 2010 Psalm 20:5

Psalm 20:5

May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!



Lord, the joy is from being in Your presence, that sense of completion that comes from know You. A pervasive sense of wellbeing, that You are in control, that I have nothing to fear, and that Your love pours over me. This is joy, pure joy,…
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Added by John Nunnikhoven on August 30, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Voices Together for Lord's Day, 29 August 2010 Psalm 119:50

Psalm 119:50

This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.



Word is to hope as comfort is to affliction and as promise is to life. Each pairing is composed of a gift from You that results in a blessing to me. Your word provides the hope of glory both realized now and to come; Your comfort brings release from affliction in the here and now and in the yet to come; and Your promise is for…
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Added by John Nunnikhoven on August 29, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Seasonal Prayer Profile

Does anyone know what a seasonal prayer profile is and where I can find one? I want our pastors to fill one out because we're having concentrated, churchwide prayer for them in October.

Added by Meredith McBrien on August 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

The Silent Game

Do you remember as a child playing the SILENT game. This game was usually pulled out of my mothers arsenal when all other hope was lost. It was a way for her to get all three of her children to be quiet at the same time, all under the guise of a game. Well I decided today that I am going to play a different type of silent game. God has really been impressing upon my spirit…

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Added by Kathy Towle on August 28, 2010 at 8:01am — No Comments

Voices Together for Saturday, 28 August 2010 Psalm 20:1-4

Psalm 20:1-4

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah May he grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans!



Lord, my problem is not that You are not…
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Added by John Nunnikhoven on August 28, 2010 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Hearing God Speak, Part 5 - Eliminate the Excuses

Hearing God Speak

By Lowell Snow – www.leadingprayer.com

Part 5 - Eliminate the Excuses

In previous newsletters; (available in the archives of the leadingprayer web site) we completed segments one through four of this series on Hearing God…

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Added by Lowell Snow on August 27, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Voices Together for Friday, 27 August 2010 Psalm 19:14

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.



Lord, guide me into acceptable words and condition of my heart. Help me to meditate upon You so that my heart will be transformed into a place where You are welcome and where Your Holy Spirit finds joy and love; a place where You are the Primacy; a place where "my Lord and my…
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Added by John Nunnikhoven on August 27, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Voices Together for Thursday, 26 August 2010 Psalm 19:12-13

Psalm 19:12-13

Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.



How can I discern my errors? Only as they are revealed by Your word; there is no other tertium quid to serve as a reliable and complete guide to my errors. The law, which once…
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Added by John Nunnikhoven on August 26, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

An Act of Worship

My husband had surgery in July to remove a

benign tumor from his thigh. It was outpatient surgery, and was a

complete success! We saw numerous answers to prayer in the process - from it being a benign tumor, to it not being in any muscle tissue, to it being encapsulated so they could get it all out! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! However, he had a 6" incision with staples in it,

which will take a little while to recover from.



So, naturally,…
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Added by Jennifer Weed on August 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Voices Together for Wednesday, 25 August 2010 Psalm 19:7-11

Psalm 19:7-11

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the… Continue

Added by John Nunnikhoven on August 25, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Voices Together for Tuesday, 24 August 2010 Psalm 19:1-6

Voices Together for Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Psalm 19:1-6

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a… Continue

Added by John Nunnikhoven on August 24, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Hearing God Together



Whenever I read Jesus’ last recorded prayer—“that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity” (John 17:22-23) I add my “amen,” but usually with a certain poignancy. The corporate unity He prayed for has always seemed so elusive to me. How can we get our ministry teams, churches, Christian organizations, families—any group of two or three believers gathered in His name—to operate in one…
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Added by Cynthia Bezek on August 23, 2010 at 5:44pm — 3 Comments

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