Kevin's comment to my last post touched on a point that I meant to include. This has to be a team effort of all the intercessors who are called to support the pastor in prayer. It cannot and should not be just about the team leader (I actually prefer the term point person) praying for the pastor. Our team is an invaluable asset to me, as well. I know that the requests I present to them on Kevin's behalf are faithfully lifted before the Lord on a regular basis.
Because we are a team… Continue
Added by Jennifer Weed on April 2, 2010 at 12:21pm —
One of the things I shared in my last post was about how the success of the prayer support team depended on a relationship between the pastor and the point person, or leader, of the prayer team. I feel the need to elaborate on that a bit. I'm going to share my personal experience, not because it's necessarily the right or best way, but because it's the way God showed me, and I hope something in it helps or encourages you if you are an intercessor trying to start a prayer support team, or if you… Continue
Added by Jennifer Weed on April 1, 2010 at 11:45pm —
Here's an Easter prayer time to be used with a group or congregation.
Feel free to copy it into your word processor and edit it however you want. If you have led this type of prayer time before, use your own words and just follow the outline.
If you pass it on; I'd appreciate it if you'd include my name and web site address:
Lowell Snow at www.leadingprayer.com
Guiding the prayer time:
Practice reading… Continue
Added by Lowell Snow on April 1, 2010 at 2:27pm —
As we start our journey through the Trisagion join me in taking some quite time alone. Alone, to open our hearts that we might hear God speaking to us as His children and messengers to carry the gift and promise that the cross symbolizes to a hurting world.
May we as His Children reflect the joy… Continue
Added by Bruce Friesen on April 1, 2010 at 12:27pm —
I give you a new commandment: that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another.
Added by Bruce Friesen on April 1, 2010 at 10:34am —
Have you ever noticed that, if you're looking to buy a Volkswagen suddenly every second car on the road is a Volkswagen? That's what I'm noticing, unfortunately, with people in marriage crisis.
I've never been one to find a great focus on others with marriage problems. Oh, don't get me wrong; it's not that I'm dispassionate. It's just that I and those around me, by GOD's grace, have good marriages. So I'm not, well, focused on marriage problems. Until… Continue
Added by Terry Louise Semple on March 31, 2010 at 10:55am —
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Added by Bruce Friesen on March 31, 2010 at 10:00am —
Pity arises when we are sorry for someone. Compassion is when we understand and help wisely.
Added by Bruce Friesen on March 31, 2010 at 9:45am —
THIS WEEK - Remembering God's MERCY; REMEMBERING His SON, JESUS and His sacrifice; Remembering ALL of God's promises!!! THIS WEEK.....I am THANKFUL!!! "DEAR GOD, I PRAY THAT I REMEMBER AND AM THANKFUL EVERY WEEK and THAT I SHOW MY GRATITUDE FOR THIS MOST PRECIOUS GIFT BY TRULY LIVING EACH WEEK FOR YOU THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!!!! IJN! AMEN!…
Added by Wendy Posey Songy on March 30, 2010 at 10:17pm —
Wash me through and through from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions and my sin is ever before me.
Added by Bruce Friesen on March 30, 2010 at 9:51am —
Intercession is a call of God and I believe we are all called as believers to be intercessors but we also have to be careful about being tagged as professional intercessors.
We must be led by the spirit.
What’s your posture today?
We are in a time of birthing at the moment and there is a posture that every believer who wants to see the abundance of rain and the manifestations of the kingdom of God. Is your… Continue
Added by David Adeola on March 29, 2010 at 6:25pm —
It is a beautiful morning here on Norwegian Ridge in Western Wisconsin. The bluebirds and robins are singing their little hearts out, the breeze is just right for kite flying with the grands... I love spring! What a beautiful start to Holy Week, walking with the Lamb to the cross. Blessings to you as you contemplate what that means for your life... Joan Tyvoll, www.restandbethankful.org
Added by Joan Tyvoll on March 27, 2010 at 10:55am —
Kevin Moore suggested I blog about praying for pastors, and this post actually started as a comment in a forum started by Phil Miglioratti (I hope I spelled that right. I did it without looking.), but it was getting so long that I turned it into the blog post that Kevin suggested. I think it is vital for pastors to have a prayer support team - more so than ever before, it seems to me, because of the times we're in and how the intensity of spiritual warfare has escalated.
When we… Continue
Added by Jennifer Weed on March 27, 2010 at 1:30am —
When things look impossible and you feel all alone - I can "vouch for GOD"! I can tell you from personal experience (we've been through 2 hurricanes, 8 surgeries, mild autism, separations, addictions, homelessness TWICE, the loss of 8 close loved-ones in less than 10 years, and the list…
Added by Wendy Posey Songy on March 26, 2010 at 11:30pm —
The further we go as a church toward becoming a "house of prayer", the more we understand that praying churches stand on the foundation of praying families - and praying families stand on the foundation of praying individuals.
It's easy to find resources for praying churches and it's easier to find resources for praying individuals. But it's hard to find a resource to help families become praying families. Books have been… Continue
Added by Kevin Moore on March 26, 2010 at 5:10pm —
We've been pondering recently about true Worship - It seems like the Lord has made us LIVE the songs we've written, etc. - like "did you really MEAN what you said or were you just trying to make it sound good"...So this past week or so, the Lord has really touched our hearts and made us realize: So many times in corporate worship, we sing cause it's a catchy tune or because it makes US feel good when we get caught up in the emotion of singing to the Lord. Are we really singing to please… Continue
Added by Wendy Posey Songy on March 25, 2010 at 10:36pm —
It is a privilege to be part of a church that is committed to becoming a "house of prayer". We are seeking to saturate every aspect of what we do with prayer. It is a long journey and we've tried a few things that haven't worked all that well, but for the most part we have enjoyed taking a few positive baby steps along the pathway.
To that end, we create a Congregational Prayer Summit experience for our church family twice a year. Several of these weekend forays have been… Continue
Added by Kevin Moore on March 25, 2010 at 11:42am —
Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord, that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by His cross and passion be brought to the glory of His resurrection.…
Added by Bruce Friesen on March 25, 2010 at 9:59am —
We all get emails, all of the time, and usually from friends, regarding politics. I usually just "86" them, but I finally had to stand up and be counted...as a pray-er. Please see my email below that I sent to my friend:
Alright, here’s my thought. My thoughts are limited to us as Christians,… Continue
Added by Mark S Mirza on March 24, 2010 at 3:30pm —
LORD WE LOVE YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY
AND WANT TO KEEP YOU FIRST.
YOU TAKE CARE OF OUR EVERY NEED
AND QUENCH EVERY THIRST!
WHEN NOTHING’S GOING RIGHT
WE TRUST AND HOLD ON TIGHT
TO THE PROMISES YOU’VE MADE TO US IN YOUR WORD!
YOUR BOUNDLESS LOVE IS UNCOMPREHENSIBLE;
YET WE FEEL IT EVERY DAY
YOUR MERCY, PLANS AND PROVISION FOR US -
PERFECT IN EVERY WAY
WHEN WE THINK THINGS LOOK IMPOSSIBLE
YOU CAN FIX THEM IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
Added by Wendy Posey Songy on March 23, 2010 at 8:35pm —