Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
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Added by Lillian A. Penner on October 29, 2015 at 3:21pm — No Comments
I love early mornings. I’m usually the only one up at my house. It is quiet and still. I usually awake with a song or hymn on my mind, and take time to reflect on why that particular tune is in my mind for that day. I can have breakfast at my leisure. Read the Scripture for the day. Look over the social media prayer requests that have come in overnight (I have former students serving all over the world, so often their day-time prayer requests come to me when I am sleeping.), pray through my…Continue
Added by Linda Bemis on October 27, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I was talking with a friend the other day about prayer, and she shared a great idea, one that got me thinking about harnessing technology for Christ. Faced with a negative diagnosis from a doctor, she decided to take time each day to pray for healing. Because she is on the go most of the time, she decided set an alert on her phone that would remind…Continue
Added by Deborah Perkins on October 27, 2015 at 6:54pm — No Comments
Certainly the most disturbing words in the Lord's Prayer are found in verse 12.
"Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors."
We sometimes flit like a butterfly over these words without letting them shock us to the core of our relationship with God. Jesus calls us to surrender all of our resentments, all unforgiveness, as we ask for His forgiveness.
As with all of the…Continue
Added by David Young on October 27, 2015 at 5:07pm — No Comments
I wrote this article recently and thought it might be fun to share it here.
I read a passage that I have been processing for years. It is found in 2 Kings 7. The setting is a desperate one. The Arameans have laid siege to the city of Samaria. There is a famine in the land, and the people are in crisis.
In the midst of the darkness, the prophet Elisha matter-of-factly predicts that by this time tomorrow there…Continue
Added by Paul Covert on October 27, 2015 at 11:34am — No Comments
During the month of October, thousands of people around the world are joining in and praying through the countries of the 10/40 Window. Today is prayer on behalf of Qatar. PTAP is delighted to join in these prayers, especially for the seven countries on the Arabian Peninsula.
Praise God that the Church in Qatar is able to meet openly in Christian Compounds. This is…Continue
Added by Merton J. Hershberger on October 24, 2015 at 8:39pm — No Comments
During the month of October, thousands of people around the world are joining in and praying through the countries of the 10/40 Window. Today is prayer on behalf of Bahrain. PTAP is delighted to join in these prayers, especially for the seven countries on the Arabian Peninsula.
Praise God that there are very open…
During the month of October, thousands of people around the world are joining in and praying through the countries of the 10/40 Window. Today is prayer on behalf of Yemen. PTAP is delighted to join in these prayers, especially for the seven countries on the Arabian Peninsula. Click on this link to see more information on…Continue
A greeting card is not just a small piece of printed paper; it has got lots of importance in our lives. Greeting cards are the most effective and simple way of expressing your feeling to the person you care. They are made for various occasions and should be selected accordingly. One can even send greeting cards with personalized messages.
You can find handcrafted bespoke…Continue
Added by Manav Pietro on October 23, 2015 at 5:02am — No Comments
If you have been looking for a grandparenting resource to help you with your grandparenting I have an answer for you. Join thousands of grandparents who have read Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren who have found the book helpful in praying for their grandchildren.
I was a frustrated long distance grandparent with little…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on October 21, 2015 at 7:08pm — No Comments
Jesus told us to ask the Father for our daily bread. We are tempted to devote prayer to the chocolate donuts of luxury and comfort. But none of these pleasures are good, if our real needs are not met. Two truths emerge from the wording of this prayer. Needs are immediate. And needs are ultimate.
We have a tendency to pray for God to provide our needs far into the future. These seem to be prayers for God to provide so we will not have to trust him…Continue
Added by David Young on October 20, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments
This week, we're turning the Spotlight on Ron Edwards, a relatively new member of PrayNetwork. Ron is located in Australia and joined the Network on July 1, 2015.
PN: Ron, how did you first come to be interested in prayer?
Ron: I began to experience prayer as spiritual warfare when I took my company Christian Press into the secular marketplace under the name Care & Share Products. We focused on offering scripture cards and gifts. …Continue
Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on October 18, 2015 at 3:47pm — No Comments
During this autumn season, I am reminded of my childhood, growing up on a wheat farm in Oklahoma. In the summer after the wheat harvest, my father would prepare the soil for the next year’s harvest and in the autumn, he would sow the wheat seed. Throughout the winter months, we would wait for the rains to water the seed and wait for it to come up and watch it grow. In the…Continue
Added by Lillian A. Penner on October 15, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments
In this foundational prayer Jesus told us to pray for God's will to be done. Our sin and the subsequent fall has spun our world and our hearts out of the will of God. Only God can restore us to the way things ought to be. This is one of the most powerful aspects of prayer. But there is much more to praying for God's will than simply mouthing these words in a rote prayer. Let me suggest two critical factors of consistently praying in obedience to this directive from…Continue
One of the complaints I hear most often from believers is that they feel like they don’t hear from God. “It’s easy for you,” they say, “but God just doesn’t speak to me like that!”
It is understandable that an unsaved person might not hear from God,…
Added by Deborah Perkins on October 13, 2015 at 4:36pm — No Comments
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Added by Ronald Edwards on October 12, 2015 at 11:39pm — No Comments
Why should the blessing of a praying grandparent be limited to his or her own grandchildren? We have the opportunity to stand in the gap for many children in our churches, as well as children of acquaintances who do not have praying grandparents. My husband and I have found that God has placed people in our lives because He wants us to pray for them.
Jesus Had a…Continue
Despite all of our divisions and denominations, the great test for every Christian is the test of love. Can we love without judging, when our brother believes differently than we do? Can we rejoice in the preaching of the gospel by those "less qualified" than ourselves? Can we allow for differences of opinion and interpretation while still…Continue
We pray for so many things. I saw two prayer requests this week for sick and suffering dogs. I think that is legitimate. Those who lifted the requests loved their animals. Our prayers should reflect the concerns and passions of our hearts. But it is crucial for us to have right priorities of desire and concerns. Jesus told us to seek first the kingdom of God. Are you praying for the kingdom?
The day will come when the kingdom of this world will…Continue