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August 2014 Blog Posts (31)

A Vision for Prayer

Although he was the Son of God, Jesus had a clear vision for prayer.

The book of Luke gives us a glimpse into Jesus’ prayer life. One particular night after he started his public ministry, Jesus was surrounded by a crowd of people. But he went alone up the mountain and spent the whole night in prayer. The next morning, he acted upon the result of his prayer time—he chose twelve from among the multitude to be his close disciples (Luke 6:12).

Luke 9:18 says Jesus prayed in…

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Added by Chris Heinz on August 31, 2014 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

My discovery when I started Praying God’s Word?

 discovered God’s Word was a great resource to help me with my praying, not only for my family, but also for myself. In Hebrews 4:12 we read, “The Word of God is alive and powerful ... It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”

In her book, Jennifer Kennedy Dean writes, “Prayer is simply opening our lives to God, acknowledging our total dependence…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on August 30, 2014 at 10:22pm — 2 Comments

Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

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Added by Phil Miglioratti on August 29, 2014 at 10:26pm — No Comments

PRAYING IN REVERENT FEAR

Many people are uncomfortable with the word fear in relation to the Christian life. That may be because we confuse the fear of the Lord with the petty fears of this world. Some Bible translations use the word reverence where the word fear is indicated. I don’t think that is completely wrong. But the word reverence is not strong enough. It does not bring to our minds enough force of emotion. We are to tremble in fear before God. In Leviticus 9 we read…

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Added by David Young on August 29, 2014 at 3:09am — No Comments

Love Always

“Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.” (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

 

The God who is the one and only God does not wish to remain anonymous.

 

The God who cared for His people in the Old Testament gives His saints today peace in pandemonium, calm in chaos, and courage in valleys.

 

The God who liberated His people from slavery sent Jesus to unshackle us from sin’s cruel bondage. 

 

The God who observed the misery of…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on August 27, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Praying with Your Feet

This past weekend, I had the privilege of prayer walking the grounds of some local schools with area residents, ministry leaders, students, and even an alumnus of the schools!  While many simply consider the concept of prayer walking (walking while praying) or praying on site, just another way that one can pray, I can tell you that people participating left excited, enthused, and invigorated!  Yes, invigorated.  That's a word I seldom, if ever, see paired with the word,…
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Added by Rob Griepentrog on August 27, 2014 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

What Color is God's Skin?

                “There is power in the name of Jesus. He will break every chain.” (Gospel music played in the background at the viewing of the body of Michael Brown)

 

                At noon yesterday, family members and friends gathered for a private viewing of Brown’s body in St. Louis. His mother said “they say tomorrow is going to be the hardest day, but I think today was.”

 

                The black 18-year-old was shot by a white…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on August 25, 2014 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

PRAYING GOD'S HEART

Whose heart are you praying? It is often a step of growth for a person to move from praying casual prayers to crying out to God with their heart. But it is greater spiritual growth to move to praying God’s heart. Even a new Christian can desire to please God. And you don't have to be a spiritual giant to know the best things that ever happen are the will of God. As we grow in those prayers, We…

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Added by David Young on August 21, 2014 at 11:05pm — 1 Comment

Free - Back to School Prayer Resource

 If your Grandchildren are going Back to School

This eBook will give you Effective Ways to Pray for them.

It’s the time of year our grandchildren are going back to school, some are excited to be back in school, and however, some are anxious because of the unknown.

The beginning of the school year can be a stressful experience for children from preschool thru college. New teachers…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on August 21, 2014 at 6:06pm — No Comments

The God with a Heart

             “He who, from zone to zone, / Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight, / In the long way that I must tread alone, / Will lead my steps aright.”

             (William Cullen Bryant, “To a Waterfowl”, 1818)

 

             Miserable in your circumstances? Feeling nobody understands your heartache or even gives you a passing thought? Skeptics scoffing at your faith stance?

 

             A baby boy’s whimpers…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on August 21, 2014 at 5:54pm — No Comments

12 Tips for Powerful Prayer Meetings

  1. “We” trumps “I.” Jesus instructed us to pray “OUR Father…” (Matthew 6:9). Ordinarily, things are getting off-track if there is too much use of the word “I” in corporate prayer.
  2. God-centered rather than problem-centered. The Lord’s Prayer, the prayers in Acts and Paul’s epistles, and the other prayers in the Bible sometimes addressed current problems (e.g., prayer in Acts 4:23-31 regarding persecution). However, the overwhelming them is always God’s power, glory,…
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Added by Jim Buchan on August 19, 2014 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Robin Williams' Battle with Depression

             “If clearness about things produces a fundamental despair, a fundamental despair in turn produces a remarkable clearness or even playfulness about ordinary matters.” (George Santayana, The Background of My Life, 1944)

 

                People across America were saddened last week to learn that comedian and actor Robin Williams had died, apparently by suicide. It was also reported that he had suffered from severe depression.He was well known…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on August 18, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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 greeting to all my friends and those reading this post.

join me pray for my country, Ebola is killing my friend aand relations.

It is so difficult .

Added by Goah Samuel Gbadyu on August 17, 2014 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Starting a Prayer Movement in Your Community

 Starting a prayer movement

 

The first step is to pray. In Luke 10:2, the Lord invites us to pray and ask for laborers into the Harvest field. Seek Him to identify other prayer laborers in the community.

 

Secondly, look for where God is already at work. Identify existing prayer groups and networks that are already praying for the city. Explore the different types of prayer meetings that are…

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Added by John Kieffer on August 17, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

Do You Have a Spiritual Trust Fund?

We may not have financial wealth to pass on to our children, grandchildren, and future descendants. However, author Jennifer Kennedy Dean shares in her book, The Legacy of Prayer, about a spiritual trust fund that will only increase in value. She writes, “We can leave behind for our descendants a spiritual trust that can never be stolen, squandered, or…

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Added by Lillian A. Penner on August 14, 2014 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

STRETCHING YOUR PRAYER LIFE

I am aware that many of you have an aversion to writing out prayer lists. And I understand that this may not be your best way of praying on a regular basis. But I want to suggest using prayer lists to stretch your prayer life. You may want to do this as a temporary experiment. Choose a certain period of time, say a day, a week or a month. Then ask God to lead you to people you should pray for each day for the time allotted.

1. Stretch the…

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Added by David Young on August 14, 2014 at 1:39am — No Comments

A Higher Law

“It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.”

- Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (1849)

 

Since God is the Absolute Sovereign of the universe, He alone deserves reverential fear.

We should submit to no lesser governor who dares countermand His rules for living.

No matter what society says is…

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Added by Johnny Russell Almond on August 13, 2014 at 5:50pm — No Comments

What Intercessors Can Learn from Jabez' Prayer

We all go through painful experiences of one kind or another, and how we handle life’s adversities will have a lot to do in determining our character and our destiny. The intriguing story of Jabez reveals how our pain can be transformed as we lay hold of God’s promises:

 

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would…

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Added by Jim Buchan on August 13, 2014 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

You Can't Hurry Relationship

"Many want the Spirit's power but not the Spirit's purity. The Holy Spirit does not rent out His attributes. His power is never separated from His glorious Self." - James A. Stewart, Heaven's Throne Gift


Henry and Mel Blackaby further challenge many Christians' self-focused view of the Holy Spirit.


"Why is it that countless believers seem to stand powerless before a world desperately needing what we claim to have? Why does the…
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Added by Rob Griepentrog on August 12, 2014 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Pray for your Grandchildren to be hard workers.

Added by Lillian A. Penner on August 11, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments

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